Brainstorming question….

Brainstorming question. I'm going to go ahead and do that proposal for a book of Asian American SF/F; after teaching my course for a few years, I think it's time. Ted Chiang, Aliette de Bodard, Hiromi Goto, Greg Van Eekhout, Larissa Lai, Ken Liu, Vandana Singh, Anil Menon, Karin Lowachee, E. Lily Yu, Jaymee Goh, Indrapramit Das, Alice Sola Kim, John Chu, Wesley Chu, etc. and so on (and I suppose myself) -- I think I have a reasonably comprehensive list of contemporary writers in genre, though I'll be asking again for suggestions if this book actually happens.

But I'm thinking about whether I want to also include at least a few writers who do speculative work (not strictly realistic), but publish as mainstream -- like Rushdie's writing, for example (though I wouldn't include him since he's not American), or perhaps the opening chapter of Maxine Hong Kinston's _The Woman Warrior_, with the ghost story (if I'm remembering right). With the goal not so much of being comprehensive there, but rather noting figures who might be significant influences on the cultural conversation, if that makes sense.

I'm not sure if I'm going to go that route. But if I did include them, any suggestions? When you think of Asian American writers who work with non-realistic fiction, who comes to mind?

(Asian-Canadian gets slipped in with Asian-American, don't ask me why. Usually Asian-Mexican doesn't. The ways of the academy are strange.)

Note that I'm definitely not going to try to cover Asian writers (like Haruki Murakami) -- they're marvellous, but this anthology is already covering a huge range; adding them would make it totally unwieldy.

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