Christina Sng is the author of poetry collections The Darkside of Eden (Allegra Press, 2002), Angelflesh (Sam’s Dot Publishing, 2002), and Dark Dreams (Naked Snake Press, 2006; Smashwords, 2011).
Since 2000, her poems have sold to numerous North American, British, and Australian publications including Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Aoife’s Kiss, Bare Bone, Black Petals, Blood Rose, ChiZine, Dark Animus, Dreams and Nightmares, Electric Velocipede, Flesh & Blood, Hadrosaur Tales, The Journal, Lunatic Chameleon, The Martian Wave, Mythic Delirium, The Pedestal Magazine, Penumbric, Poe Little Thing, Space & Time, Star*Line, Story House, Tales of the Talisman, Wicked Hollow, and Yellow Bat Review, among many others.
She was Featured Poet in The Edge: Tales of Suspense and Black Petals, and Twilight Tales’ International Author of the Month. In late 2001, she was commissioned by award-winning artist Frank Wu to pen several poems for his work. Some of her collaborators in fiction and poetry include British novelist Mike Philbin, and American poet and journalist Mike Allen.
In 2002, 2003, and 2004, her poems “The Marvel of Flight” and “Crimes of Our Youth” (Wicked Hollow #1 and #4), “The Bone Carver” (ChiZine), “The Art of Weaving” (Flesh & Blood #14), and “Asunder” with Mike Allen (Star*Line), received Honourable Mentions in the Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, 16th, 17th, 18th, and 19th Annual Editions, respectively. In 2007 and 2014, her poems “Medusa in LA” and “Allegra” (Tales of the Talisman Vol. 1 Issue 1 and Vol. 10 Issue 3), were nominated for the Rhysling Award in the short and long poem categories.
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The droids released a virus via satellite to shut down Earth's critical systems. That crippled us.
Then they began to systematically hunt us down to eradicate us.
A lone man has fled to the mountains, leaving everything he had behind. You have to adapt if you want to survive.
Dark dreams linger at the fringes of our existence, spilling into poetry and art and music. In some, it is a quiet melancholy which seeps into our daily consciousness. For others, it manifests into a dark new reality. In her third collection, Christina Sng conjures 13 images of beauty and darkness in this abridged edition of Dark Dreams, which includes the Rhysling nominated poem "Medusa in LA".
The Darkside of Eden
Christina Sng’s first collection takes you on a poetic journey into the dark and macabre underworld of nature where humanity’s true face will be unpeeled before you, exposing its deepest buried fears and unspoken propensities.
This collection brings together the best of her poems published in 2001 and early 2002 from various North American magazines and anthologies.
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Smashwords book reviews by Christina Sng
on April 13, 2011
I am writing this as a huge fan of the Adversary series and Repairman Jack, having read every single book from The Keep to Fatal Error to Nightworld, which is my favourite.
For years, this story was like the Holy Grail to fans of the Adversary series. Numerous requests were made on message boards begging for a copy to read. Just once.
Demonsong is an invaluable and much-awaited insight into The First Age. It works similarly well as a stand-alone story and as a significant beginning to the Adversary series.
I truly enjoyed the well-woven tale set in a time when the sword was mighty and magic struck fear in everyone, except Glaeken, a mysterious warrior from out of town. Written perfectly in the language of a First Age, there was much humour and great conversation.
I loved the beginnings of a fine friendship between Glaeken and Cragjaw which I found reminiscent of Jack and Abe's friendship in the Repairman Jack series.
Demonsong left me wanting to know more about Glaeken and Rasalon's early lives and subsequent conflicts, and of course, about Cragjaw and his adventures with Glaeken.
A great read. I highly recommend it. And if you loved it, The Keep is the next one to read.
- Poetry for my Mother
on April 22, 2011
A beautiful and thoughtful collection of poems from a child to a mother. My mother would be so proud if I wrote such poems instead of speculative poetry. :)
I loved especially A Mother's Love, which I feel sums up everything I feel about my children and hope they feel about me. Every line is succulent with meaning.
The last poem Untitled closes the collection perfectly, with love, promise and hope.
I can only think how lucky in life the author and her mother are to have each other.
- A round shiny object
on April 24, 2011
A tightly woven flash fiction with a sweet twist at the end. I loved the visual and enjoyed it so much, I re-read it several times.