JY Yang bursts onto the epic fantasy scene with The Red Threads of Fortune and The Black Tides of Heaven, standalone twin novellas that begin their silkpunk Tensorate Series.
JY Yang is a lapsed journalist, a former practicing scientist, and a master of hermitry. A queer, non-binary, postcolonial intersectional feminist, their work often examines issues of race, class, and gender. They have short fiction published or forthcoming in places including Uncanny, Lightspeed, Strange Horizons and Tor.com. They live in Singapore, edit fiction at Epigram Books, and have a MA in creative writing from the University of East Anglia. Their twitter handle is @halleluyang.
"Joyously wild stuff. Highly recommended." --The New York Times "Yang conjures up a world of magic and machines, wild monsters and sophisticated civilizations, that you'll want to return to again and again." --Ars Technica "I love Neon Yang's effortlessly fascinating world-building for its layers and the seamless way it intertwines with her characters' lives and choices. Pack in thrilling action and mysteries to be solved, and this novella heralds the opening of a great new universe of tales." --Kate Elliott, author of Black Wolves and Court of Fives "Full of love and loss, confrontation and discovery. Each moment is a glistening pearl, all strung together in a wonder of world-creation." -- Ken Liu, Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy Award winner and author of The Grace of Kings and The Paper Menagerie "An inventive fantasy from an exciting new talent, The Red Threads of Fortune will immerse readers in a fascinating world of battles, politics, magic and romance." --Zen Cho, author of Sorcerer to the Crown "An epic, moving story of people fighting to protect their city. Filled with memorable characters and set in a wonderfully imaginative and original universe, this will leave you eager for more." --Aliette de Bodard, Nebula Award-winning author of The House of Shattered Wings "JY Yang's strikingly confident debut novella The Red Threads of Fortune is a work of soaring, kinetic fantasy, like a Miyazaki movie decided to jump off the screen and sear itself into prose, and in doing so became something entirely new." --Indrapramit Das, author of The Devourers "The extraordinary creatures and landscapes of JY Yang's relentlessly captivating, heartbreaking, and powerful Tensorate series will sweep you up, while the vivid characters -- especially Sanako Mokoya -- will keep your heart earthbound and enthralled. I couldn't put these books down, and can't wait to pick them up again." --Fran Wilde, award-winning, Nebula & Hugo-nominated author of Updraft, Cloudbound, and Horizon "A fantastic novella... I can't wait to see what else Yang will do." --Locus "Yang's writing is quiet, but it is the quiet of strength. It doesn't need to shout to be heard." --Michelle West for The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction "[The Red Threads of Fortune] authentically depicts trauma and lays promising groundwork for future books in the series." --Publishers Weekly