Fonda Lee

Fonda Lee writes science fiction and fantasy. She posts bonus content for her books and (very) occasional short fiction here on Curious Fictions.

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Fonda Lee is the author of the Green Bone Saga, beginning with Jade City (Orbit), which won the 2018 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel, and continuing in Jade War, which releases in the summer of 2019. She is also the author of the acclaimed young adult science fiction novels Zeroboxer (Flux), Exo, and Cross Fire (Scholastic). Fonda’s work has been nominated for the Nebula, Andre Norton, and Locus Awards, and been named to Best of Year lists by NPR, Barnes & Noble, Powell’s Books, and Syfy Wire. She won the Aurora Award, Canada’s national science fiction and fantasy award, twice in the same year for Best Novel and Best Young Adult Novel. Fonda is a recovering corporate strategist, black belt martial artist, and action movie aficionado residing in Portland, Oregon. You can find Fonda online at and on Twitter @fondajlee.

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Jade City - Chapter 1

Apr 23, 2019 · 2,957 words (11 minutes) · 7 views

Fantasy Gangsters Kung Fu Family Saga Modern Era Asia-Inspired Epic Urban Fantasy

Excerpt from Jade City (Orbit, 2017). Book One of the Green Bone Saga. Nebula and Locus Award finalist. Winner of the 2018 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel.

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Jade War - Chapter 1

Apr 22, 2019 · 2,274 words (9 minutes) · 1 like · 19 views

Fantasy Gangsters Kung Fu Family Saga Modern Era Asia-Inspired Epic Urban Fantasy

Excerpt from the forthcoming novel Jade War, the second book in the Green Bone Saga, releasing on July 23 from Orbit. Contains spoilers for Jade City.

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Welcome to the Legion of Six

Apr 11, 2019 · 3,440 words (13 minutes) · 3 likes · 66 views

Humor Superheroes

Superhero league recruiter Tod McClelland, a.k.a. Nexus, has a hard job. What's up with Millennial generation superhumans these days? Audio version includes author's afterword.

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Twin bridges

Mar 14, 2019 · 5,503 words (21 minutes) · 1 like · 216 views

Science Fiction Social Commentary

Trolling gets a lot worse with holographic projection technology.


Featured February 13, 2019

Universal Print

Feb 7, 2019 · 3,467 words (13 minutes) · 11 likes · 381 views

Science Fiction

Two wayward deliverymen stuck on a backwater planet with their cargo of printers and contraband. This might be the end of a questionable friendship.

Flipping Into 2018