Sarah Guan

Editor

Erewhon Books

Works in the book trade: publisher & 2x Hugo Award-nominated editor of speculative fiction @erewhonbooks . @Stanford 🎓, New Yorker, Earth citizen. (she/her)

Sarah Guan
@Sarah_Guan
Editor
Works in the book trade: publisher & 2x Hugo Award-nominated editor of speculative fiction @erewhonbooks . @Stanford 🎓, New Yorker, Earth citizen. (she/her)
158 MSWL
5 AskAgent
2 Tips
Sarah Guan
@Sarah_Guan
Editor
Works in the book trade: publisher & 2x Hugo Award-nominated editor of speculative fiction @erewhonbooks . @Stanford 🎓, New Yorker, Earth citizen. (she/her)
158 MSWL
5 AskAgent
2 Tips

Sarah Guan @🏡 @Sarah_Guan

All this chatter about a vampire (and werewolf) comeback. I have thoughts...

I like my supernatural, human-but-not characters. But I’d love some new takes—not the resurrecting of classics that worked the last time around. Let’s see new perspectives get a bite at that apple.

If a vampire comeback materializes, I’m just going to remind the world that this thread exists and is still on my #MSWL. Give me all the PoC vampires with messy family drama and historical traumas that won’t go away esp. since great-granny vamp is still salty about the Opium Wars

Sarah Guan
@Sarah_Guan
Editor
Works in the book trade: publisher & 2x Hugo Award-nominated editor of speculative fiction @erewhonbooks . @Stanford 🎓, New Yorker, Earth citizen. (she/her)
158 MSWL
5 AskAgent
2 Tips

#MSWL: Speculative novels that feel like poetry, that call to mind specific poems, without being entirely in verse. Specific poets I like for these purposes: Tennyson, Donne, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Langston Hughes, Omar Khayyam, Wallace Stevens (There are more! Surprise me!)

Sarah Guan
@Sarah_Guan
Editor
Works in the book trade: publisher & 2x Hugo Award-nominated editor of speculative fiction @erewhonbooks . @Stanford 🎓, New Yorker, Earth citizen. (she/her)
158 MSWL
5 AskAgent
2 Tips
Sarah Guan
@Sarah_Guan
Editor
Works in the book trade: publisher & 2x Hugo Award-nominated editor of speculative fiction @erewhonbooks . @Stanford 🎓, New Yorker, Earth citizen. (she/her)
158 MSWL
5 AskAgent
2 Tips
Sarah Guan
@Sarah_Guan
Editor
Works in the book trade: publisher & 2x Hugo Award-nominated editor of speculative fiction @erewhonbooks . @Stanford 🎓, New Yorker, Earth citizen. (she/her)
158 MSWL
5 AskAgent
2 Tips
Sarah Guan
@Sarah_Guan
Editor
Works in the book trade: publisher & 2x Hugo Award-nominated editor of speculative fiction @erewhonbooks . @Stanford 🎓, New Yorker, Earth citizen. (she/her)
158 MSWL
5 AskAgent
2 Tips

#MSWL:
I’m craving speculative stories about immigration & community that cast a wide net. Give me the Ellis Island “empty pockets/big dreams” classic. Give me knowledge workers, refugees, sprawling mixed-status families. Give these characters magic, spaceships, eldritch secrets.

Sarah Guan
@Sarah_Guan
Editor
Works in the book trade: publisher & 2x Hugo Award-nominated editor of speculative fiction @erewhonbooks . @Stanford 🎓, New Yorker, Earth citizen. (she/her)
158 MSWL
5 AskAgent
2 Tips
Sarah Guan
@Sarah_Guan
Editor
Works in the book trade: publisher & 2x Hugo Award-nominated editor of speculative fiction @erewhonbooks . @Stanford 🎓, New Yorker, Earth citizen. (she/her)
158 MSWL
5 AskAgent
2 Tips

sqq’s 🍑 @huaslians

OH MY GOD????????? pic.twitter.com/QqzUzsD6aD

Somebody write this queer Asian romcom. PLEASE. I don’t even want to edit it (unless it has speculative elements); I just want to pour this novel directly into my eyeballs multiple times.

Sarah Guan
@Sarah_Guan
Editor
Works in the book trade: publisher & 2x Hugo Award-nominated editor of speculative fiction @erewhonbooks . @Stanford 🎓, New Yorker, Earth citizen. (she/her)
158 MSWL
5 AskAgent
2 Tips
Sarah Guan
@Sarah_Guan
Editor
Works in the book trade: publisher & 2x Hugo Award-nominated editor of speculative fiction @erewhonbooks . @Stanford 🎓, New Yorker, Earth citizen. (she/her)
158 MSWL
5 AskAgent
2 Tips
Sarah Guan
@Sarah_Guan
Editor
Works in the book trade: publisher & 2x Hugo Award-nominated editor of speculative fiction @erewhonbooks . @Stanford 🎓, New Yorker, Earth citizen. (she/her)
158 MSWL
5 AskAgent
2 Tips
Sarah Guan
@Sarah_Guan
Editor
Works in the book trade: publisher & 2x Hugo Award-nominated editor of speculative fiction @erewhonbooks . @Stanford 🎓, New Yorker, Earth citizen. (she/her)
158 MSWL
5 AskAgent
2 Tips

Sirens Conference @sirens_con

Question Eight:

What’s an under-used villain trope, or a trope usually attached to male villains, that you’d like to see explored with female and nonbinary villains?

#SirensChat pic.twitter.com/GsMx3Uu47k

Cults of personality.

Historically & in fiction, villains who amass power via charisma, mass manipulation, & curated public personae are male. Non-male villains usually use psychological/emotional power on individuals (e.g. femmes fatales). I want this trope genderswapped!
#MSWL

Sarah Guan
@Sarah_Guan
Editor
Works in the book trade: publisher & 2x Hugo Award-nominated editor of speculative fiction @erewhonbooks . @Stanford 🎓, New Yorker, Earth citizen. (she/her)
158 MSWL
5 AskAgent
2 Tips

#MSWL:
Take a society whose economy, development, and peace are necessarily and realistically built on a foundation of cruelty and injustice.

Some characters fight to right these wrongs. The fall of the old world order visits immense suffering on other oppressed innocents.

Go.

Sarah Guan
@Sarah_Guan
Editor
Works in the book trade: publisher & 2x Hugo Award-nominated editor of speculative fiction @erewhonbooks . @Stanford 🎓, New Yorker, Earth citizen. (she/her)
158 MSWL
5 AskAgent
2 Tips
Sarah Guan
@Sarah_Guan
Editor
Works in the book trade: publisher & 2x Hugo Award-nominated editor of speculative fiction @erewhonbooks . @Stanford 🎓, New Yorker, Earth citizen. (she/her)
158 MSWL
5 AskAgent
2 Tips
Sarah Guan
@Sarah_Guan
Editor
Works in the book trade: publisher & 2x Hugo Award-nominated editor of speculative fiction @erewhonbooks . @Stanford 🎓, New Yorker, Earth citizen. (she/her)
158 MSWL
5 AskAgent
2 Tips
Sarah Guan
@Sarah_Guan
Editor
Works in the book trade: publisher & 2x Hugo Award-nominated editor of speculative fiction @erewhonbooks . @Stanford 🎓, New Yorker, Earth citizen. (she/her)
158 MSWL
5 AskAgent
2 Tips

Tasha Suri @tashadrinkstea

wh-what is happening are these bookshops flirting or pic.twitter.com/7uPl7n5nZI

somebody write me a lush magical romance between a couple of sentient bookshops

bonus points for
scrappy indies
tea
cute bookshop pets
sappy love letters
nerdy literary easter eggs
#thread #mswl