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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 World Fantasy Award-winning author of the Green Bone Saga, beginning with Jade City and continuing in Jade War and Jade Legacy. She is also the author of the acclaimed young adult science fiction novels Zeroboxer, Exo and Cross Fire, and has written comics for Marvel. Fonda is a three-time winner of the Aurora Award, and a multiple finalist for the Nebula and Locus Awards. Fonda is a recovering corporate strategist, black belt martial artist, and action movie aficionado residing in Portland, Oregon. You can find her online at www.fondalee.com or on Twitter @FondaJLee.

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Banishing Middle Book Syndrome

Published May 12, 2020 · 741 words (3 minutes) · 143 views

Writing Sequels

A post on writing the second book in a trilogy. Published as a guest post on Bookish in July 2019.

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Jade City: An Anti-NaNoWriMo Case Study

Published Oct 30, 2019 · 1,640 words (6 minutes) · 3 likes · 636 views

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If you don't write fast first drafts, that's okay.

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Jade City: Author's Read-Along of the First 100 Pages

Published Jul 9, 2019 · 2,440 words (9 minutes) · 2 likes · 1435 views

A behind-the-scenes, chapter-by-chapter commentary on the first 100 pages of Jade City. (Spoilers, obviously.)

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A Slow and Satisfying Love Affair With Blade Runner Pays Off

Published Jun 25, 2019 · 609 words (3 minutes) · 3 likes · 340 views

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An essay on my love of the under-appreciated film Blade Runner: 2049. Originally published on The Book Smugglers in 2017.

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Martial Arts & Fantasy

Published Jun 13, 2019 · 606 words (3 minutes) · 1 like · 659 views

Thoughts on depicting martial arts in fantasy stories. Article originally published in SFX Magazine in 2017.

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Aisho and the Persistence of Dueling in Modern Kekon

Published Apr 22, 2019 · 1,610 words (6 minutes) · 1506 views

The tradition of clean-bladed dueling is common in Kekon but not well understood by foreigners. Espenian professor Thom Granost provides a scholarly overview in this article.

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Blow-by-Blow: Writing Action and Fight Scenes

Published Apr 9, 2019 · 1,386 words (6 minutes) · 1 like · 500 views

Some advice for writers on the craft of writing combat.

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How To Support An Author During Launch: A Guide for Family, Friends, and Fans

Published Mar 4, 2019 · 704 words (3 minutes) · 3 likes · 620 views

Are you a friend or a relative or simply a fan of an author? Read this!

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An Interview With Zeroboxer Carr Luka

Published Feb 13, 2019 · 980 words (4 minutes) · 3 likes · 718 views

A character interview with zeroboxer Carr Luka.

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Curious?

Published Feb 7, 2019 · 165 words (1 minute) · 2 likes · 257 views

An intro to how I plan to use this space.

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