Speculative fiction writer, translator, and editor


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Awards Eligibility (2022)

By S. Qiouyi Lu  •  December 6, 2022  •  0 Comments

This year has been rough. It’s the first time in my life I’ve held down a job for over a year, and a full-time, labor-intensive job to boot, where the only time I can sit down is on my breaks or lunch. It’s hard to write when you’re working in the middle of a global […]

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Request for the Hugo Awards to include translators, interior artists, colorists, letterers, and cover artists in the annual long list tabulation

By S. Qiouyi Lu  •  October 13, 2022  •  0 Comments

On Labor Day of 2022, Chicon released the annual Hugo Awards long list tabulation. The long list is a detailed document that shows how votes were calculated to determine the cutoffs for being a finalist and the award winners. While shortlist entries have fully credited citations, long list entries are presented in an abbreviated format […]

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Award Eligibility (2021)

By S. Qiouyi Lu  •  November 12, 2021  •  0 Comments
Lanterns & clouds

Another year wherein I thought I didn’t do that much, but it turns out I did so much. My first book came out this year, and I started a full-time job for the first time since 2017 (has it really been that long?). Oh, and the world is… *gestures vaguely outside* you know. Difficult circumstances […]

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Award Eligibility (2020)

By S. Qiouyi Lu  •  November 19, 2020  •  1 Comment

Creating during the pandemic has felt like this speech Snoop Dogg gave after receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: This was the first year I went full-time freelance, and, while I didn’t break even from just freelance work, I’ve managed to support myself and be fully independent for the first time. I’ve […]

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Award Eligibility (2019)

By S. Qiouyi Lu  •  November 15, 2019  •  1 Comment
Lanterns & clouds

If a work you’d like to consider is behind a paywall, please feel free to email me for a review copy. Short Fiction Short Stories “At Your Dream’s Edge.” The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, March/April 2019. 1,900 words. You’ve had the Nightmare app installed for months, but all you’ve ever done is create an […]

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By S. Qiouyi Lu  •  June 25, 2015  •  1 Comment

I mentioned to @nicasiosilang that I once tried to explain intersectionality in Mandarin, but ended up with something along the lines of “the… the… feminism… but… more… [how do I say identities?]” To which Nicasio replied, “no no i love it, that on a tshirt: THE FEMINISM BUT MORE.” I had the supplies on hand […]

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Kintsugi Mending

By S. Qiouyi Lu  •  May 19, 2015  •  0 Comments
kintsugi patch

Kintsugi (金継ぎ) (Japanese: golden joinery) or Kintsukuroi (金繕い) (Japanese: golden repair) is the Japanese art of fixing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum, a method similar to the maki-e technique. As a philosophy it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to […]

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Homecooked Roundup

By S. Qiouyi Lu  •  May 17, 2015  •  0 Comments
peaches and pork

I’ve finally started cooking again, and I figured I’d post a roundup once or twice a month to show what I’ve made. I don’t tend to link to recipes on Instagram (where the photos get posted first), but I’ll do so where possible here. 🙂 Let me know if you’re interested in a writeup for […]

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