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

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Orbit Books

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · 3d

my soul is so full of hate these days. i wonder how many other people out there will point to Nov 2016 as their villain origin story.

We see so many fictional antagonists whose origin stories are some variation on: orphaned, abused, rejected, betray… https://t.co/7ovz7S8bWy

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · 4w

Concept: Werewolves with irregular shifting cycles “Yeah, I haven’t shifted in, like—“ *checks app* “—42 days? So… https://t.co/FEL8kxpDKz

#MSWL ! Intelligent/humanoid #SFF species dealing with real life issues that make sense for their physiology/society… https://t.co/yGDKlpH7Pt

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · Nov 10

War disproportionately/differently impacts different populations w/in the same society. Veterans vs civilians, but… https://t.co/XwyhvuJAYa

I see lots of books about kings, generals, &c.—the people who get to make decisions that shape a nation. But theirs… https://t.co/zOxuvCecHy

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · Nov 10

Also, there are multiple narratives in any conflict. Whose story are you telling—and why? Is it the most interestin… https://t.co/3gQ9AuTN5y

War disproportionately/differently impacts different populations w/in the same society. Veterans vs civilians, but… https://t.co/XwyhvuJAYa

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · Nov 10

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Also, there are multiple narratives in any conflict. Whose story are you telling—and why? Is it the most interestin… https://t.co/3gQ9AuTN5y

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · Nov 10

My #VeteransDay #MSWL : we see a LOT of war in #SFF . I get it—fate of empires, epic battles—exciting stuff. But what… https://t.co/KvA5uRDHfx

On a less individual scale—how does a nation shift from wartime to peacetime governance? Citizens will forgive a sh… https://t.co/WkPr1UcjDv

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · Nov 10

My #VeteransDay #MSWL : we see a LOT of war in #SFF . I get it—fate of empires, epic battles—exciting stuff. But what… https://t.co/KvA5uRDHfx

Sarah Guan 🎃🦇 @Sarah_Guan · Oct 31

I want a YA about a girl and a guy who are supposed to kill each other then fall in love but at the end, the girl kills him anyway.

#MSWL (but adult #SFF ). Corollary: a deep and true romantic love knowingly sacrificed for a higher cause (e.g. fami… https://t.co/jrln9mNIDb

Sarah Guan 🎃🦇 @Sarah_Guan · Oct 12

Drone video shows postal worker still delivering mail in neighborhood ravaged by wildfire https://t.co/k49qNGiLBs https://t.co/E90lb1UmO4

This is a post-apocalyptic hero origin story, right here. #MSWL https://t.co/5PxdJVUgFm

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · Sep 13

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

#MSWL . That is all. https://t.co/6RTr2ncA6A

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... 😝 https://t.co/dlZa9XVA4C

And by "Santa," I mean agents. HELLO, FRIENDS. #MSWL https://t.co/FhjEFZyUVT

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

LET YOUR DRAGONS GO TO NIGHT SCHOOL. THEY HAVE GOALS AND DREAMS TOO. https://t.co/fQ0fVMxHMD

#MSWL ! Books about dragon school (school for dragons, not school for humans working with dragons)—why can't dragons… https://t.co/iHxvhEzdzt

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · Jul 29

So are we getting a 2019 release for this book or what? https://t.co/tZnkAfHEys

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