Sarah Guan


Works in the book trade (edits #scifi & #fantasy for @orbitbooks ). @Stanford alum, New Yorker, Earth citizen. I ❤️ history, theatre, and SCIENCE! #WNDB #Resist

New York

Orbit Books

Sarah Guan 🎃🦇 @Sarah_Guan · 1w

Drone video shows postal worker still delivering mail in neighborhood ravaged by wildfire

This is a post-apocalyptic hero origin story, right here. #MSWL

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · Sep 13

Dear Bodega Cats, Now's the time to start the revolution.

#MSWL . That is all.

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · Sep 12

#MSWL : Diversity in all forms, always. Diversity of people, setting, culture, morality. Diversity as a feature—not a bug. Challenge me. #SFF

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · Sep 12

#MSWL : colonization/decolonization from unexpected perspectives. Show me that assimilation & oppression aren't inevitable, & can be overcome

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · Sep 12

Corollary #MSWL : a sense of place so deep & distinct that the setting feels like a character unto itself. (I LOVE great #SFF worldbuilding.)

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · Sep 12

#MSWL : a #SFF world with a palpable sense of depth & rootedness. Sociopolitical events that have historical analogues in that world's past.

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · Sep 12

#MSWL : #SFF worlds/communities on the cusp of change. Modernity dragging a society kicking & screaming into a *questionably* better future.

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · Sep 12

It's #MSWL day! It feels like I'm tweeting my list for Santa out into the world... 😝

And by "Santa," I mean agents. HELLO, FRIENDS. #MSWL

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · Sep 12

#MSWL : Complex/found families. Interpersonal dynamics between powerful ppl that—often unintentionally—shape the communities around them #SFF

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · Sep 12

#MSWL : #SFF political systems that AREN'T absolute monarchies. I want parliamentary debates, legislative battles, theocracies, courtrooms...

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · Aug 22


#MSWL ! Books about dragon school (school for dragons, not school for humans working with dragons)—why can't dragons…

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · Jul 29

So are we getting a 2019 release for this book or what?

@fiyahlitmag OMG someone please write this for me. #MSWL all the way!

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · Jun 18

Middle-aged Malaysian Jaeger pilot aunties; six to a neural cluster. This is your fault, Twitter.

@casskhaw OMG. Grannies that kick butt while snarking about their children/kids these days is all I've ever wanted. (No, seriously, #MSWL .)

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · Jun 15

Ok ok @dongwon so how's this for a novel pitch: "It's like Jurassic Park, but with whales. In space. And everybody's gay."

@halleluyang @dongwon OMG. #MSWL for DAYSSSSSS

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · Jun 2

We really need to talk about SFF's (but especially fantasy) obsession with having the proper blood

Thread! Also, #MSWL : fantasy where magic comes from hard work, natural resources, ingesting the right potion—system…

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · May 24

oh god i think someone is trapped inside this captcha i just got what do i do

Ohh... I'd love a story about a sentient being trapped inside a computer, begging confused humans via captcha messa…

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · Apr 18

Thieves rappelled into a London warehouse in rare book heist.

#MSWL : this, but with a #SFF twist. Rare, world-changing spellbooks? Arcana from a long-lost Earth? *grabby hands*

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · Mar 13

Would read a Preet Bharara, PI novel

Someone write the Preet Bharara: Special Prosecutor urban fantasy/superhero novel the world needs right now. #MSWL

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · Mar 9

Officials in Fukushima are struggling to clear out radioactive boars from towns

This sounds like it would make a good Studio Ghibli movie. Or, y'know, a premise for a science fiction book. #MSWL

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · Feb 27

Now let's all submit a bunch of stories about gay black boys to every lit journal, agent, and editor you know. Okay. Go.

#MSWL , please! Fly them into space or turn them into wizards or something; I am 100% *here for it.*