Sarah Guan @🏡

Editor

Erewhon Books

Works in the book trade (edits adult & YA speculative fiction @erewhonbooks ). @Stanford 🎓, New Yorker, Earth citizen. All views my own. (she/her)

Sarah Guan @🏡
@Sarah_Guan
Editor
Works in the book trade (edits adult & YA speculative fiction @erewhonbooks ). @Stanford 🎓, New Yorker, Earth citizen. All views my own. (she/her)
140 MSWL
5 AskAgent
2 Tips

#MSWL: anti-colonialist adult #SFF that’s not just about throwing off the hegemon’s rule, but also the complexities of economic independence, recovering lost cultural heritage, & constituting a government that doesn’t replicate oppressive structures put in place by the colonizer.

Sarah Guan @🏡
@Sarah_Guan
Editor
Works in the book trade (edits adult & YA speculative fiction @erewhonbooks ). @Stanford 🎓, New Yorker, Earth citizen. All views my own. (she/her)
140 MSWL
5 AskAgent
2 Tips

#MSWL: adult #SFF where the real enemy isn’t one malicious individual or group—it’s a system, but the toppling of said system would inflict massive collateral damage on unsuspecting innocents. And then, if the revolution succeeds—what happens next?

Sarah Guan @🏡
@Sarah_Guan
Editor
Works in the book trade (edits adult & YA speculative fiction @erewhonbooks ). @Stanford 🎓, New Yorker, Earth citizen. All views my own. (she/her)
140 MSWL
5 AskAgent
2 Tips

Is it still #MSWL day?

Someone send me an adult SFF novel centering a messy, diverse found family who have to overthrow the empire, or uncover a plot, or fight off invaders—but at the end of the day, you know they’re doing it to save each other as much as to “save the world.”

Sarah Guan @🏡
@Sarah_Guan
Editor
Works in the book trade (edits adult & YA speculative fiction @erewhonbooks ). @Stanford 🎓, New Yorker, Earth citizen. All views my own. (she/her)
140 MSWL
5 AskAgent
2 Tips

#MSWL (but adult #SFF). Corollary: a deep and true romantic love knowingly sacrificed for a higher cause (e.g. family, country, religion).