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About Owen Schaefer
OWEN SCHAEFER is a writer and poet born in Ontario, Canada. He has called many places home, including Toronto and Saint John. In 1997, he moved to Japan, where he spent the next fifteen years in Tokyo, working first as a teacher, then as an editor and arts reviewer. After that, he moved to Hong Kong for six years, and now lives in the UK, making the most of London. His short stories have appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies, including Hong Kong Future Perfect and Hong Kong Highs and Lows, Dimsum, and Jungle Crows — An Anthology of Tokyo Expatriate Writing. And he sometimes indulges his science-fiction cravings on the Reedsy site, where he is also a contest judge.
21 compelling short stories from 20 established and emerging local and expatriate authors chart the hopes, dreams and fears of Hong Kong’s keenest literary voices.
Eternal themes of love, lust, greed and violence collide with satirical takes on post-colonial politics and reminiscences on the city’s fascinating past. Metaphors take flight. Families are divided. Escapism is considered. Characters for whom the city has become unrecognizable resort to Virtual Reality. Sci-fi landscapes are ultra-real for others. Amongst the angst there is laughter; amidst the optimism lurks an unexplained malaise.
Hong Kong Future Perfect was edited by Peter Humphreys and Elizabeth Solomon and features 20 writers of 6 nationalities from a range of cultural backgrounds. The anthology contains new fiction from Jason Y Ng, author of 'Umrelllas in Bloom' (Blacksmith Books), James Tam, author of 'Man's Last Song' (Proverse) and Nancy Leung, winner of Hong Kong's Top Story prize for 2016 (RTHK/Radio 3).
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