A man learns that all the animals at the Zoo are robots. A secret terminal in Changi Airport caters to the gods. A prince falls in love with a crocodile. A concubine is lost in time. The island of Singapore disappears.
These are the exquisitely strange tales of Lion City, the first collection of short fiction by award-winning poet and playwright Ng Yi-Sheng. Infused with myth, magical realism and contemporary sci-fi, each of these tales invites the reader to see this city-state in a new and darkly fabulous light.
About the author
Ng Yi-Sheng is a poet, fictionist, playwright, journalist, and a noted LGBTQ+ rights activist. His debut poetry collection, last boy, won the Singapore Literature Prize in 2008. Over the past few years, he has been particularly active in the performance poetry scene, and was a founding member of the spoken word troupe The Party Action People. He was a co-curator of the sadly defunct multi-disciplinary arts event the SPORE Art Salon and continues to co-organise the annual LGBT literary evening, ContraDiction.
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