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This second issue of LONTAR presents speculative writing from and about Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand.

Inside these pages, you’ll find: a metamorphic love story near the Korean DMZ from award-winner E.C. Myers; a brand new supernatural crime tale from bestselling author John Burdett; a cautionary tale about Singaporean elitism from Tiffany Tsao
ebook, Spring 2014, 112 pages
Published April 2014 by Math Paper Press
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While I didn't like this quite as much as the first issue, it's still a really solid, really enjoyable collection of stories and poetry. "What Is Being Erased" in particular was one hell of a sucker punch. ...more
Tanushri Saha
Feb 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
My favourite short stories from this edition were "The Tiger in the Forest Between Two Worlds" by E.C Myers and "Entanglement" by Victor Fernando R. Ocampo. Floating Market by Eliza Chan was also a really beautiful read! ...more
Jun 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The poetry was a bit too out-there for me, and I did not understand it, but the styles were enlightening, and the choice of vocabulary riveting. On the other hand, the stories were deliciously indie and delightful. Each story will leave you pondering how black words on beige paper can express the vibrancy and colourful of south-east Asia.
Sara J. (kefuwa)
Dec 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
The second issue of Lontar - again with a nice selection of SEA speculative fiction - even the non-SEA Korean one is a good read and being as such I found myself hard to be miffed that it wasn't South East Asian. Good stuff.

Source: Weightless Books
First read: 7dec2019
Jericho Eames
Oct 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Definitely worth trying if you're into sci-fi and fantasy. Also south east Asian pride! ...more
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Jason Erik Lundberg was born in Brooklyn, New York, grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina, and has lived in Singapore since 2007. His latest publications are his first novel (and 25th book), A Fickle and Restless Weapon (2020), a related novella, Diary of One Who Disappeared (2019, recipient of a 2013 Creation Grant from Singapore's National Arts Council), and a "greatest hits" short fiction collecti ...more

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