Benjanun Sriduangkaew writes fantasy mythic and contemporary, science fiction space operatic and military, and has a strong appreciation for beautiful bugs. Her short fiction can be found in Tor.com, Clarkesworld, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Solaris Rising 3, various Mammoth Books and best of the year collections.
She is a finalist for the Campbell Award for Best New Writer.
on Aug. 19, 2014 :
I stumbled across this about a week ago while I was looking for diverse literature to recommend, and I have to say, this is probably one of the best collection of short stories I've read all year, and one of my favourite books I've read all year, too.
I'm not really what else I have to say, but I found the writing absolutely lovely, and the plot for each short story very engrossing. Being a mythology-obsessed fiend, seeing the people from the Chinese mythology stories become fascinatingly fleshed out and engaging characters was just great. I'm definitely going to buy Scale Bright at a later stage, when I have the time, because the quality of the writing in this collection absolutely has me sold.
Thanks for the lovely read!
(review of free book)