Jaymee Goh

Jaymee Goh writes alternate histories and different worlds filled with social justice cotton candy.

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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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In the Heart of Yellow Mountain

Published Apr 21, 2019 · 7,800 words (29 minutes) · 283 views

Fantasy Humor Science Fiction Romance steampunk queer puzzle labyrinth

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.

Featured March 13, 2019

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The Tin Spirit

Published Mar 9, 2019 · 4,982 words (19 minutes) · 5 likes · 430 views

Fantasy Historical steampunk historical fantasy Malay whodunnit

Aging bomoh Tok Kadir and his apprentice Saifan have been called in to deal with grisly deaths at a tin mining factory. The workers say it's an Orang Minyak, the fault of pretty foreigner Maria, but Orang Minyak are supernatural rapists, not murderers.