Joyce Chng


Born in Singapore, but a global citizen, Joyce Chng writes mainly science fiction and YA. She likes steampunk and tales of transfiguration/transformation. Her fiction has appeared in The Apex Book of World SF II, We See A Different Frontier, Cranky Ladies of History, and Accessing The Future. Her YA includes a trilogy about a desert planet and a fantasy duology in Qing China. Joyce has also co-edited a Southeast Asian steampunk anthology titled THE SEA IS OURS: Tales of Steampunk Southeast Asia with Jaymee Goh. Her Jan Xu Adventures series, an urban/contemporary fantasy set in Singapore, is written under the pseud. J. Damask which she will tell you it's a play on her Chinese name.

Joyce's bibliography, updates, rants and (occasional) photography can be found at A Wolf’s Tale ( and Twitter (@jolantru). If you are interested, she has also a Patreon for her medical fees: Samples of her work are posted on her Wattpad:

Where to find Joyce Chng online


Price: Free! Words: 3,860. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A young were-lioness bids her time in steel and concrete Singapore.
Tale of Yin
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 39,940. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The duology of both "Of Oysters, Pearls & Magic" and "The Path of Kindness", in a whole ebook.
Sword and Silence
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,870. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 22, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A science fiction-fantasy about a girl, her sword and ridding her world of horse-headed aliens.
The Path Of Kindness
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,320. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian
(5.00 from 1 review)
Sometimes, the path is riddled with obstacles and Kindness, Mirra's daughter, tries to find her own way. Impetuous, stubborn and doubtful of her inner magic, she embarks on a journey similar to her mother. What would she find? In the sequel to the heartbreaking Oysters, Pearls & Magic, we are again traveling in Mirra's world.
Broken Dream
Price: Free! Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
A post-apoc short/novelette, from "Envisioning".
The Basics of Flight
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,460. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
The Basics of Flight describes young Katherine Riley’s struggle to become an air-ship (called a ‘leo-fin’ in the story) pilot in a steampunk Victorian England
The Book of Phoenii
Price: Free! Words: 2,490. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Poetry and stories about the mythical bird.
Price: Free! Words: 500. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
A flash story, told from the perspective of Kiat, a tian lung.
A Guide to Oysters, Pearls and Magic
Price: Free! Words: 2,100. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
This is a guide for fans, book clubs and small groups.
Of Oysters, Pearls And Magic
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 28,620. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2009 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Enter the world of Mirra. She is a magic user, but her gift is scorned by the menfolk in her village. Men are allowed to use magic; women are not. So, after a tumultuous event, Mirra decides to leave and heads for the City to continue her own self-journey.
Envisioning: A Collection Of Speculative Fiction
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,340. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2009 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
The worlds in this collection are similar to our current world. Perhaps, one could say that they represent what would have happened in the past, in the near future and in a far-flung (and still possible) future?
Winged: A Novella (Of Two Girls)
Price: Free! Words: 54,230. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2009 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Winged. Flight. Two girls on the threshold of adulthood and filled with potential. Part coming-of-age story, part steampunk, part speculative fiction - Winged is a multi-leveled tale of two girls, in different worlds, both seeking their own paths.

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