this is how you walk on the moon: an anthology of anti-realist fiction

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 Collected in this anthology are 25 previously unpublished short stories from award-winners and newcomers alike—fictions that declare the infinite permutations of reality, while exploring the rarity of human connection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.

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Stories 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

... a wonderful anthology of fantastical fiction ... —JY Yang, author of the Tensorate series, shortlisted for the Hugo, Nebula, Locus and Kitschy awards

Amazing stories are in great abundance here ... What the writers and editors have done is challenge the status quo on how your everyday Singapore stories are told, and that alone makes this bold effort worth your time and money. —Arman Shah,


Patricia Karunungan, Samuel Caleb Wee, Wong Wen Pu


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