Sarah Guan


Works in the book trade (editing scifi & fantasy for @DAWBooks ). @Stanford alum, New Yorker, Earth citizen. ❤️ museums, history, theater & SCIENCE! #ukulelelove

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Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · 1w

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.*

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · Jan 14

Someone needs to write this!!!

#MSWL : THIS. Oh—and the two boys, the girl, her puppy, & her cat are fighting facism on a futuristic space colony (…

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · Jan 10

#MSWL : a thorny, complex political #SFF novel featuring social upheaval and protagonists with an Obama-Biden relationship dynamic

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · Jan 1

@KateElliottSFF let alone his historical, extrabiblical significance

@CarlyASilver @KateElliottSFF Now I want a pulls-no-punches historical fantasy about Nebuchadnezzar for the new year—would be fitting. #MSWL

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · Dec 20

I want a Game of Thrones-esque book set in a world inspired by 1930s Asia and gang families and magic.

#MSWL SO HARD, GUYS. (And once this is a book, let's send it to EVERY FILM STUDIO IN HONG KONG.)

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · Dec 18

Still thinking about when I get to drink some soju with my new gay space uncles.

@dongwon Umm... #MSWL ? (Specifically, lit agent goes drinking w/ gay space uncles, is roped into questionable shenanigans, tries not to die)

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · Nov 10

Writers, especially ones from marginalized communities, send me your angriest stories. Ones about resistance and change and fighting back.

Co-signed. #MSWL

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · Sep 13

#mswl : #SFF sees many leaders who go out in a blaze of glory. Give me their long-suffering second-in-command who has to pick up the pieces.

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · Sep 13

#SFF #MSWL : Give me civilizations faced with a sudden need to modernize, and how they negotiate the weight of centuries of history/tradition

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · Sep 13

#SFF #MSWL : give me MCs who don't have/can't rely on natural talent—who've had to work harder and smarter to earn what they've accomplished.

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · Sep 13

#SFF #mswl Nerdy MCs! I'd love a scholar/archaeologist/scientist hero whose main goal isn't saving the world (even if they end up doing so).

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · Jun 30

Give me a #SFF society with a moral code materially different from ours, made believable through worldbuilding & character development #MSWL

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · Jun 30

#SFF #MSWL : Give me the aftermath of revolution, the growing pains of a new world order. "Winning was easy, young man. Governing's harder."

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · Jun 30

#SFF #MSWL : Innovators who have to deal with the serious societal ramifications of their inventions (think Einstein and nuclear technology).

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · Jun 30

I RT'd this before but it's #MSWL day so I'll do it again. Yes! This!

This is why I ❤️ WOLF HALL—give me the #SFF version of Cromwell (who quietly runs the show) instead of Henry VIII! #MSWL @LeonHusock @navahw

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · May 30

The story of hundreds of thousands of medieval texts, rescued from jihadist destruction

Fascinating story of heritage & cultural identity. (pen > sword, truly) Someone write a #SFF novel about this! #MSWL

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · Apr 14 2016

Non-traditional heroes. Grannies who SLAY. Hell, yes. #MSWL