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Malinda Lo (1) (1974–)

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Værker af Malinda Lo

Ash (2009) 2,146 eksemplarer
Last Night at the Telegraph Club (2021) 1,517 eksemplarer
Huntress (2011) 890 eksemplarer
Adaptation (2012) 595 eksemplarer
A Scatter of Light (2022) 274 eksemplarer
A Line in the Dark (2017) 266 eksemplarer
Inheritance (2013) 219 eksemplarer
Tremontaine: Season 1 (2017) 189 eksemplarer
Natural Selection (2013) 51 eksemplarer
The Fox [short story] 7 eksemplarer
Red 3 eksemplarer
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 147 (August 2022) (2022) — Forfatter — 3 eksemplarer
Ghost Town 1 eksemplar
One True Love 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Fresh Ink: An Anthology (2018) — Bidragyder — 362 eksemplarer
The Letter Q: Queer Writers' Notes to their Younger Selves (2012) — Bidragyder — 260 eksemplarer
Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World (2017) — Bidragyder — 255 eksemplarer
Foretold: 14 Tales of Prophecy and Prediction (2012) — Bidragyder — 252 eksemplarer
Grim (2014) — Bidragyder — 236 eksemplarer
How I Resist: Activism and Hope for a New Generation (2018) — Bidragyder — 156 eksemplarer
Diverse Energies (2012) — Bidragyder — 136 eksemplarer
Defy the Dark (2013) — Bidragyder — 87 eksemplarer
At Midnight: 15 Beloved Fairy Tales Reimagined (2022) — Bidragyder — 49 eksemplarer
Fools In Love: Fresh Twists on Romantic Tales (2021) — Bidragyder — 43 eksemplarer
Uncanny Magazine Issue 18: September/October 2017 (2017) — Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer
Year's Best Young Adult Speculative Fiction 2013 (2014) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 93 • February 2018 (2018) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
Futuredaze²: Reprise (2014) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
Subterranean Magazine Summer 2011 — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer

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This book was slow, and somber. It took me a web to read because of it's slow pace and unexciting characters.
mslibrarynerd | 183 andre anmeldelser | Jan 13, 2024 |
I’m struck by the warmth and belonging Lo threads through Lily’s life, even as she explores the repression and marginalization of being a Chinese-American queer girl in the 1950s. If you’re looking for a book about queer joy, this is certainly not it - the world’s a little too real. That said, there is something familiar and gentle in the safe spaces that Lily finds, the girls who meet her and know her, the self-discovery she navigates. There is hope and wonder in the queer adulthoods she bumps up against.… (mere)
Elianaclaire | 43 andre anmeldelser | Jan 3, 2024 |
Ohhhh this was lovely. Sapphic historical fiction for the mid-20th century about teens discovering who they are amidst a backdrop of McCarthyism.

For me, personally, it was only a few years ago (in PBS's excellent Asian Americans documentary miniseries) when I learned about the FBI's program to root out suspected communists by investigating paper sons and daughters, and launching a rel="nofollow" target="_top">Chinese Confession Program to provide a path to citizenship for those who arrived in less than legal ways- provided they also pointed fingers at potential fraudsters etc. While not explicitly said, this explains why some members of my family are very cagey talking about family history with me as they think I'll "blast it all over the internet" even though any potentially affected parties are long gone. The protagonist Lily is older than my mom in the years the story takes place of 1954-1956 (but maybe the same age as some uncles/aunties), but it is contemporary with familial experiences. As historical fiction, I also really appreciated Malinda Lo's attention to detail when it came to period romanizations and dialects used. While Mandarin dominates today, pre-1965 most Chinese American communities were predominantly Cantonese (with Toishanese populations) because the majority of early waves came from southern China.

LNatTC also handles the discomfort of holding multiple identities and taking space in them well. Lily is the only Asian face at the Telegraph Club, and almost inevitably every new person she meets there asks 1) can she speak English and 2) does she know [insert other Oriental they know from another club] as if we're a collective hive mind that knows all members. She's realizing things about her sexual orientation and dealing with those feelings only to get immediately pulled out of it by these unfortunately still-frequent questions (while I haven't encountered the English one in a while, I do periodically get, "Oh, you remind me of a friend from back home" and I can never tell if that's due to personality or... if it's just because the other person is Asian). Meanwhile, among her childhood friends Lily is pressured to date a boy and not be like those weirdos by her bestie Shirley, who longs for an All-American life while balancing being a good Chinese girl as those are the dishes third culture kids need to balance. We ARE American by virtue of being born and raised here, yet due to the Perpetual Foreigner stereotype baked into societal racism, we often represent our community wherever we go for better or worse.

I recognize other reviewers found the adult flashbacks as disruptive to story flow, but it reminded me of learning about your elders to place their actions and frames of reference in context. As mentioned previously if your citizenship status is threatened, of course you're going to be frightened of deviations from what's considered the norm. Or, what kinds of experiences would lead women to take an interest in STEM careers, and to work at the JPL?… (mere)
Daumari | 43 andre anmeldelser | Dec 28, 2023 |
I didn't like this one and had to force myself to finish it.
DKnight0918 | 54 andre anmeldelser | Dec 23, 2023 |



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