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E. Lily Yu

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Unnatural Creatures (2013) — Bidragyder — 1,231 eksemplarer
New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color (2019) — Bidragyder — 280 eksemplarer
The New Voices of Fantasy (2017) — Bidragyder — 175 eksemplarer
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2018 (2018) — Bidragyder — 173 eksemplarer
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017 (2017) — Bidragyder — 144 eksemplarer
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Six (2012) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver138 eksemplarer
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2019 Edition: A Tor.com Original (2020) — Bidragyder — 126 eksemplarer
Nebula Awards Showcase 2013 (2013) — Bidragyder — 117 eksemplarer
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2020 (2020) — Bidragyder — 112 eksemplarer
The Mammoth Book of SF Stories by Women (2014) — Bidragyder — 110 eksemplarer
The New Voices of Science Fiction (2019) — Bidragyder — 107 eksemplarer
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Eight (2014) — Bidragyder — 102 eksemplarer
Some of the Best of Tor.com 2021 Edition (2022) — Bidragyder — 81 eksemplarer
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Eleven (2017) — Bidragyder — 78 eksemplarer
Upgraded (2014) — Bidragyder — 78 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2014 Edition (2014) — Forfatter — 77 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2012 Edition (2013) — Bidragyder — 71 eksemplarer
The Book of Witches: An Anthology (2023) — Bidragyder — 56 eksemplarer
The Best of Uncanny (2019) — Bidragyder — 55 eksemplarer
Hellboy: An Assortment of Horrors (2017) — Bidragyder — 51 eksemplarer
Lost Worlds & Mythological Kingdoms (2022) — Bidragyder — 31 eksemplarer
The Big Book of Cyberpunk (2023) — Bidragyder — 26 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2017 Edition (2017) — Bidragyder — 26 eksemplarer
Cyber World: Tales of Humanity's Tomorrow (2016) — Bidragyder — 26 eksemplarer
We, Robots (2010) — Bidragyder — 23 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2020 Edition (2020) — Bidragyder — 21 eksemplarer
Clarkesworld: Year Eight (2016) — Bidragyder — 18 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2019 Edition (2019) — Bidragyder — 18 eksemplarer
Clarkesworld: Year Five (2013) — Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer
Uncanny Magazine Issue 5: July/August 2015 (2015) — Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer
The Best of Electric Velocipede (2014) — Bidragyder — 14 eksemplarer
Clarkesworld: Issue 055 (April 2011) (2011) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
Clarkesworld: Year Seven (2015) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
Tor.com Short Fiction: Fall 2019 (2019) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
People of Color Take over Fantastic Stories of the Imagination (2017) — Bidragyder — 12 eksemplarer
Uncanny Magazine Issue 32: January/February 2020 (2020) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 15th Anniversary Edition (2023) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer
Uncanny Magazine Issue 12: September/October 2016 (2016) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Fantasy: Volume One (2022) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 113 • October 2019 (2019) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
Clarkesworld: Issue 138 (March 2018) (2018) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
Apex Magazine 48 (May 2013) (2013) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
Tor.com Short Fiction: Spring 2023 — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
Shadow Atlas: Dark Landscapes of the Americas (2021) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 43, No. 5 & 6 [May/June 2019] (2019) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
Daily Science Fiction: September 2016 (2016) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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Fødselsdato
ca. 1985
Køn
female
Land (til kort)
USA
Uddannelse
Cornell University
Priser og hædersbevisninger
John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (2012)

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An Afghan family escape Kabul, through Pakistan, then on an overloaded boat to Nauru, the holding island for refugees to Australia. Told from a preteen girl, she experiences such hardship often unknowing how much worse it could be. So many thing were special about this book: 1) the plight of refugees everywhere, 2) told from the perspective of a child, 3) revealing Australia faces a refugee crisis like the rest of the world and handling it poorly like the rest of the world. This is an extremely difficult book to read—the family is pummeled with everything that can go wrong. When you just want them to survive. And I learned how Nauru was once one of the richest countries per capita in the world until it was stripped of its natural resources, only to become a “holding pen” for the “undesirable” immigrants. Fortunately it’s a short read. But an important one.… (mere)
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KarenMonsen | 4 andre anmeldelser | Feb 4, 2024 |
*a collection of powerfully written short stories
*stories all vary in content - so there will be something that resonates with everyone
*well written and easy to read
*highly recommend
 
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BridgetteS | Jan 13, 2024 |
Mostly told from the viewpoint of pre-teen Firuzeh, we follow her Afghan family through their halting escape to the island refugee prison maintained by Australia. The long detention is followed by a difficult time in Melbourne where all the bitterness of their limited life finally surfaces for her parents. This can't be close to the worst that refugees from the war torn regions suffer but it make it seem miraculous that any functioning human beings emerge from such hell.
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quondame | 4 andre anmeldelser | Apr 19, 2022 |
On Fragile Waves by E Lily Yu is a novel about Afghani refugees making their way to Australia, with overtones of magical realism. It follows a family as they journey in a dangerous boat and spend time on Nauru, in one of Australia’s off-shore detention centres.

My one hesitation when deciding to read this book was that the author was American. But On Fragile Waves reads as impeccably researched. It follows a family, from the point of the daughter aged around 10, as a lot of terrible things happen to them during their journey and after.

If you know anything about Australia’s offshore detention system, you’ll expect this to be a pretty bleak book, and it is. Moments of darkness are interspersed with Firuzeh telling stories to herself and to her younger brother. Those stories and Firuzeh’s memories of a friend she made on the way provide the fantastical element that put this book on my radar (that and the author). But mostly the book is set in the real world, and the harsh reality of being a refugee doesn’t end just because they reach Australia.

This was a moving read and I recommend it to anyone that isn’t explicitly looking for a light and fluffy read. It’s a book that deals with racism and trauma and even though it’s not long, I didn’t find it to be a quick read.

4 / 5 stars

You can read more of my reviews on my blog.
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Tsana | 4 andre anmeldelser | Mar 28, 2021 |

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