this is how you walk on the moon: an anthology of anti-realist fiction
edited by Patricia Karunungan, Samuel Caleb Wee, and Wong Wen Pu
Looking for strategies to cope with existing under an omniscient narrator? Keen to optimise your interactions with ancient deities? Perhaps you’re a star in a corner of the Milky Way with a penchant for human-gazing, or even a young girl confronting the disturbingly solid spectre of her ethnic identity…
this is how you walk on the moon is a practical field guide to the vagaries of our contemporary universe; a handbook for navigating the sublime, the subjective, and the inexplicable. Collected in this anthology are 25 previously unpublished short stories from award-winners and newcomers alike—fictions that declare the infinite permutations of reality, while exploring the rarity of human connection across all possible worlds. Come leap off the edge of all known existence with us, and let editors Patricia Karunungan, Samuel Caleb Wee, and Wong Wen Pu ease your landing into this bouquet of prose.
About the Editors
Patricia Karunungan is acquainted with dislocation—both spatial and temporal. Her prose and poetry have appeared in Get Lucky: An Anthology of Philippine and Singapore Writings, MYNAH, and Junoesq Literary Journal. Her editorial career began at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, where she was editor-in-chief of the school’s two student-run print publications, npTribune and HYPE, from 2012 to 2013. At the moment, she reads English Literature and Creative Writing at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), getting through each day of her final year with copious amounts of coffee.
As a poet and creative non-fiction writer, Samuel Caleb Wee has appeared in publications such as Poskod, Kitaab, Ceriph, and Esquire. He graduated from NTU with a degree in English Literature in 2016, and is presently working on his debut poetry collection. In his spare time, he pretends to talk to cats.
Wong Wen Pu dreams of one day leading a hermit-like life in a lighthouse. He graduated with first-class honours in English Literature from NTU in 2015 and is currently an MA candidate there. His work has been published and commissioned by the likes of Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, Mackerel, Faber & Faber, and Oxford University Press.
Sharmini Aphrodite ∙ Kieran Dhaliwal ∙ Leanne Dunic ∙ Arin Fong ∙ Charlotte Hand ∙ Russ Hoe ∙ Meiko Ko ∙ Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé ∙ Li-Min Lim ∙ S. Mickey Lin ∙ Larry Lefkowitz ∙ Ng Yi-Sheng ∙ O Thiam Chin ∙ Ong Sher Li ∙ Irving Paul Pereira ∙ Francis Paolo Quina ∙ James Tam ∙ Audrey Tan ∙ Sihan Tan ∙ Li Huijia ∙ Teo Yi Han ∙ EJ Betita Villena ∙ Kane Wheatley-Holder ∙ Charles Wong ∙ Dylan Randall Wong En Lai
ReviewStories in This is How You Walk on the Moon ... work to interrupt comfortable realities—not only of the characters within the stories, but also the reader’s expectations of how a story should be told and structured. The creativity of some of the stories within this anthology is a testament to Singapore’s blooming arts scene. ... [It is a] contemporary anthology that captures the zeitgeist of its community, [while examining] the intense and diverse connections we make.
—Cha: An Asian Literary Journal
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Dimension: 130mm x 200mm
Extent: 320 pages