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Mind Meld Make-Up Test with Yoon Ha Lee

Yoon Ha Lee wasn’t able to join us for the Mind Meld on Wednesday, but has still dropped in to help us answer the question:

Q: What recommendations would you give this Golden Age SF reader to introduce them to what more modern sf/f literature has to offer?

Here’s Yoon Ha Lee’s response…

Yoon Ha Lee
Yoon Ha Lee’s short fiction has appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction and in John Joseph Adam’s recent anthology Federations.

Novels and Series:


  • Greg Bear. Queen of Angels.
  • C.J. Cherryh. Cyteen.


  • Barry Hughart. Bridge of Birds.
  • Kij Johnson. Fudoki.
  • Guy Gavriel Kay. Tigana.
  • K.J. Parker. Scavenger trilogy: Shadow, Pattern, Memory.
  • Sean Stewart. Galveston.

Science fantasy:

  • Michael Swanwick. The Iron Dragon’s Daughter.

YA science fantasy:

  • Nancy Farmer. The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm.

Short Fiction:


  • Eleanor Arnason. “The Potter of Bones.”
  • Ted Chiang. “The Story of Your Life.”
  • Tony Daniel. “A Dry, Quiet War.”
  • Nancy Kress. “Shiva in Shadow.”


  • Jack Cady. “The Night We Buried Road Dog.”
  • Helen Keeble. “In Stone” and “In Ashes.”
  • David Moles. “Five Irrational Histories.”


  • CLAMP. Clover vols. 1-4 (complete).
  • Setona Mizushiro. After School Nightmare vols. 1-9 (complete).

About Karen Burnham (82 Articles)
Karen is vocationally an engineer and avocationally a sf/f reviewer and critic. She has worked on the Orion and Dream Chaser spacecraft and written for SFSignal, Strange Horizons, and Locus Magazine.
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