JY Yang

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JY Neon Yang is a Singaporean writer of English-language speculative fiction. Yang is nonbinary and queer, and uses they/them pronouns.[1] They came out as nonbinary at the start of 2017.[2]

Yang has written a series of steampunk novellas,[3] and has published short fiction since 2012. Their novella The Black Tides of Heaven was nominated for the 2017 Nebula Award for Best Novella,[4] the 2018 Kitschies Golden Tentacle[5] and the 2018 Hugo Award for Best Novella.[6]

Yang's work revolves around "the human body as a vessel for storytelling", and is based on their background as a molecular biologist, journalist and science communicator.[7]

Work[edit | edit source]

  • The Ayam Curtain, Math Paper Press 2012, ed. as June Yang with Joyce Chng
  1. The Black Tides of Heaven, 2017
  2. The Red Threads of Fortune, 2017
  3. The Descent of Monsters, 2018
  4. The Ascent to Godhood, 2019

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "ABOUT THE WRITER". GENTLE PLASMIDS. JY Yang. 12 January 2017. Retrieved 10 April 2020.
  2. JY Yang (7 January 2018). "FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: 2017 in review, & awards eligibility!". Retrieved 10 April 2020.
  3. "J.Y. Yang's two novellas are like rojak, a surprisingly delicious blend of unexpected flavours". The Straits Times. 26 September 2017. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  4. "Announcing the 2017 Nebula Awards Nominees". Tor.com. 20 February 2018. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  5. "Announcing The Kitschies' 2017 Shortlists". Tor.com. 19 March 2018. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  6. "2018/1943 Hugo Award Finalists Announced". theHugoAwards.org. 31 March 2018. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  7. "Innumerable Voices: The Short Fiction of JY Yang". Tor.com. 29 July 2016. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
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