Southern Fried Asian: Jenny Han

On this week’s Southern Fried Asian, Keith sits down with fellow Virginian  Jenny Han, the New York Times-bestselling author of The Summer I Turned Pretty trilogy as well as To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before soon to be a movie on Netflix — and its subsequent sequels!

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Heroine Complex is the Asian American Superhero Story We Need AND Deserve

In the less than a week, superhero stories will feel less #whitewashedOUT when author Sarah Kuhn’s newest novel, Heroine Complex, hits bookshelves — digital and otherwise — all across the country. Telling the story of superhero “Aveda Jupiter” and her put upon personal assistant Evie, Heroine Complex brings something to the superhero genre that it could always use more of: interesting, multi-dimensional women of color. Continue reading Heroine Complex is the Asian American Superhero Story We Need AND Deserve”

Sarah Kuhn’s Heroine Complex Revealed

Over at today, Charlie Jane Anders has the scoop on the latest novel from author Sarah Kuhn, Heroine Complex. In addition to the exclusive first look at the book’s fantastic cover, illustrated by Jason Chan, you can also find an excerpt from the book. Click the cover below to read more about Kuhn’s Asian American superhero novel at io9!

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Miss Zaigon 2: Zombie Revenge at Cần Thơ

Miss Saigon is a blockbuster musical in which a virginal underage prostitute falls in love with a white G.I., then shoots herself in the stomach so she can sing one last song with him with the hope that the white man will take their biracial child away from all the evil Vietnamese people to a better life in America. Jeff Yang challenged me to write a Zombie imagining of the characters 20 years after the end of the musical, wherein the Vietnamese woman, Kim, comes back as a zombie — and this short story is what I came up with.

The thing about beggars eating a bug to get a rash, I got that from something I read online by Linh Dinh.

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