Jaymee Goh

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Jaymee Goh is a writer, reviewer, editor, and essayist of science fiction and fantasy. Her work has been published in a number of science fiction and fantasy magazines and anthologies. She wrote the blog Silver Goggles, an exploration of postcolonial theory through steampunk, and has contributed to Tor.com, Racialicious.com, and Beyond Victoriana. She graduated from the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Workshop in 2016, and received her PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Riverside, where she dissertated on steampunk and whiteness. She is a Malaysian citizen currently living in Berkeley, California, where she works as an editor for Tachyon Publications.

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Featured November 8, 2019

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A Name to Ashes

Published Nov 3, 2019 · 6,476 words (24 minutes) · 4 likes · 792 views

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Lim Jia is the youngest clerk on an expedition to Cuba to investigate the indentured laborer trade. But he has a secret motive: to discover the fate of his long-missing older brother... which might require speaking with a ghost or two.

Jaymee Goh is a Clarion graduate with a PhD in comparative literature, and has contributed to Tor.com, Racialicious.com, Beyond Victoriana, and more. She lives in Berkeley, California, where she also works as an editor at Tachyon Publications.

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Between Islands

Published Jun 15, 2019 · 6,234 words (23 minutes) · 227 views

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Merchants and colonisers. Balloon boys. Technology brought home to the Straits of Melaka to turn the tides of history.

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In the Heart of Yellow Mountain

Published Apr 21, 2019 · 7,800 words (29 minutes) · 471 views

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Jin Fan, an aspiring courtier, travels to Yellow Mountain to bring back a sprig of emerald bamboo from a legendary labyrinth, to find spoiled childhood playmate/mistress Xiao Ling vying for the same. Now she has to traverse the labyrinth, without somehow throttling Xiao Ling, or getting killed by a mysterious brigand taking out the other hopefuls.

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Featured March 13, 2019

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The Tin Spirit

Published Mar 9, 2019 · 4,982 words (19 minutes) · 5 likes · 689 views

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Tok Kadir and his apprentice Saifan travel to a remote factory to investigate a series of mysterious deaths. Rumors swirl about the coincidental arrival of a beautiful young woman named Maria just before the deaths began, but Tok Kadir suspects all is not as it seems. Author Jaymee Goh writes alternative histories and analyzes postcolonialism through the lens of steampunk. Her work has appeared on Tor.com, and she's a graduate of both UC Riverside‘s Comparative Literature PhD program and the Clarion Writers‘ Workshop. A Malaysian citizen living in Berkeley, Jaymee is now an editor at Tachyon Publications.

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