Sarah Guan

@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

Middle-aged Malaysian Jaeger pilot aunties; six to a neural cluster. This is your fault, Twitter. https://t.co/O2TBaCxojh

@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 · 1w

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 · 3w

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… https://t.co/cLmCYIZlgM

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · May 24

oh god i think someone is trapped inside this captcha i just got what do i do https://t.co/TAOFbiaWvb

Ohh... I'd love a story about a sentient being trapped inside a computer, begging confused humans via captcha messa… https://t.co/tuSATFAahW

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · Apr 18

Thieves rappelled into a London warehouse in rare book heist. https://t.co/YVFivKfIxX

#MSWL : this, but with a #SFF twist. Rare, world-changing spellbooks? Arcana from a long-lost Earth? *grabby hands* https://t.co/2Y7qVtGINJ

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 https://t.co/SfmUfEPiQI

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · Mar 9

Officials in Fukushima are struggling to clear out radioactive boars from towns https://t.co/ipAKpdYvzj https://t.co/Ph7l5yaglm

This sounds like it would make a good Studio Ghibli movie. Or, y'know, a premise for a science fiction book. #MSWL https://t.co/4g3dfhBq5B

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.* https://t.co/U4WHyWkvrL

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · Jan 14

Someone needs to write this!!! https://t.co/QNuqGOn1hq

#MSWL : THIS. Oh—and the two boys, the girl, her puppy, & her cat are fighting facism on a futuristic space colony (… https://t.co/z75jXYcBJv

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.) https://t.co/vTBjJXF3yr

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · Dec 18

Still thinking about when I get to drink some soju with my new gay space uncles. https://t.co/0O9OFaW2UA

@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 https://t.co/LauTmfCuJT

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."