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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Aisho and the Persistence of Dueling in Modern Kekon

Published Apr 22, 2019 · 1,610 words (6 minutes) · 161 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.


Blow-by-Blow: Writing Action and Fight Scenes

Published Apr 9, 2019 · 1,386 words (6 minutes) · 1 like · 164 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 · 292 views

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


An Interview With Zeroboxer Carr Luka

Published Feb 13, 2019 · 980 words (4 minutes) · 2 likes · 138 views

A character interview with zeroboxer Carr Luka.

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Published Feb 7, 2019 · 165 words (1 minute) · 2 likes · 50 views

An intro to how I plan to use this space.