Exclusive Interview: “The Descent Of Monsters” Author Neon Yang


While it sometimes seems like every fantasy story is inspired by The Lord Of The Rings, Harry Potter, or Game Of Thrones, there are writers who are doing something different with the form. Matt Wallace did food fantasy with his excellent Sin Du Jour Affair novellas, while Tomi Adeymi employed African fables and folklore for her impressive debut, Children Of Blood And Bone. And then there’s JY Yang, who not only went more Eastern than Western with their inventive novellas The Black Tides Of Heaven and The Red Threads Of Fortune, the first two entries in The Tensorate Series, but who also got political in more ways than one. In the following email interview, Yang discusses the third novella in this ongoing saga,The Descent Of Monsters (paperback, Kindle).

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Best Books Of 2017

For the last two years I’ve kept a log of all the good books I read, regardless of when they were originally published. You can read my 2015 list by clicking here, and 2016’s by clicking here.

And since I’m nothing if not predictable, I decided to repeat this process for 2017.

So, here’s a look at the best novels, short story collections, and other books I read in 2017.