China

The Feng Huang is often referred to as the "Chinese Phoenix", but similarities between the two mythological birds are superficial: rather than death and resurrection, Feng Huang symbolises balance between yin and yang.
Asni’s Art Blog: Feng Huang

Asni’s Art Blog: Feng Huang

The Feng Huang is often referred to as the "Chinese Phoenix", but similarities between the two mythological birds are superficial: rather than death and resurrection, Feng Huang symbolises balance between yin and yang. Read More »

Asni’s Art Blog: Garuda

Asni’s Art Blog: Garuda

Continuing my survey of magical bird creatures from West to East, the next stop is India. Read More »

Review of Ether by Zhang Ran, translated by Carmen Yiling Yan and Ken Liu

Review of Ether by Zhang Ran, translated by Carmen Yiling Yan and Ken Liu

Clarkesworld begins its Chinese SF in translation series. Here's a review. Read More »

Asni’s Art Blog: Fireworks

Asni’s Art Blog: Fireworks

What better topic to choose for my New Year's Eve post, than Fireworks! Read More »

AMAZING News 12/8/13

AMAZING News 12/8/13

Read ALLLLLL About It! Read More »

Review:  Warp Speed by Travis S. Taylor

Review: Warp Speed by Travis S. Taylor

I broke with my standard rule of not buying hardbacks from a new author until I’d actually read the work. Do I regret that decision? It’s hard to say... Read More »

The Impossibility of Escaping the Palm of Buddha’s Hand

The Impossibility of Escaping the Palm of Buddha’s Hand

"Mortal, you have angered Shaka-sama and now Pigsy will eat your face." This is one of the improbable lines that is never spoken in the foundational saga of Buddhist fiction. Many other improbable lines are. Further out on the improbability spectrum:... Read More »