Sarah Guan


Works in the book trade (edits scifi & fantasy for @orbitbooks ). @Stanford alum, New Yorker, Earth citizen. I 💜 history, theater, and SCIENCE! #WNDB (she/her)

New York

Orbit Books

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · Jun 27

41 Strange @41Strange

Christ of the Abyss statue in Key Largo, Florida

There is definitely someone out there writing science fiction or fantasy with this exact aesthetic, and I WANT IT. #mswl

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · Mar 14

L. D. Lewis 🦊 @Ellethevillain

I need more books that use settings *as* characters as well. I love living histories! Places can d/evolve and have arcs of their own. Stories can happen *to* and not just *in* them. And exploring that doesn't have to be pigeonholed as worldbuilding alone.

One of the things good gothic fantasy & claustrophobic scary spaceship stories have in common is that they both do setting-as-character well.

Really, any setting can be made to feel like a character. Creepy castle? Floating city? Jungle that *devours* people? YES.


Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · Feb 14

A Valentine’s Day #MSWL: grand, complex, diverse, epic science fiction and fantasy—with a fraught central romance that has lasting consequences for the world.

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · Jan 2

New year, new (evergreen) #MSWL:
Smash the patriarchy.

Give me men who are gentle, with soft, artistic souls & loved ones to care for

Give me women who are ruthless & sharp-edged w/o being ground to dust for it

Give me NB heroes who are any & all of these, who live their truth