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April 7, 2018

The Girl with Ghost Eyes might be the first cultural fantasy I’ve read.

M. H. Boroson’s novel is packed with plenty of history too. The story is set in San Francisco’s Chinatown at the end of the nineteenth century. And there are references to legislation like the Chinese Exclusion Act and events like the California Gold Rush.

But it’s the wealth of cultural detail that makes this book so unique.

The protagonist is a Chinese American immigrant named Xian Li-lin. She’s daughter to Chin...

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I write mostly speculative fiction. Usually fantasy, with historical elements mixed in. Sometimes there's a bit of mystery too, or (shhh!) even a little romance.


But it's weird—it's always weird. Consider yourself warned.