Christina Sng

Twenty Years, poem, Issue 32, September 1, 2015

Mission to Pluto, poem, Issue 32, December 1, 2015

Ava, poem, Issue 36, September 1, 2016

Full Moon in Yellowstone, Issue 37, December 15, 2016

Fenrir, Flash Fiction, Issue 39, June 15, 2017


Birthday? 28th October

When did you start writing? When I was about 5. Growing up in an old pre-war house teeming with history, I loved to make up stories while playing amongst my stuffed animals in the dark dusty rooms. That was the year I fell in love with words.


When and what and where did you first get published? My first two published poems "Ebola Virus" and "Firstborn" appeared in Dreams and Nightmares #58, January 2001.


What themes do you like to write about? I love apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic themes. There’s something hopeful about starting anew. I also love writing about space and how we might survive there. It really is the next frontier. Recently, I’ve enjoyed writing about life through haiku and senryu. It has been quite lovely — very introspective and meditative — precisely what I need in this time of my life.

What books and/or stories have most resonated with you as an author? Why? How do these stories and their characters find expression in your work? The story that resonated most with me is Robert R. McCammon's post-apocalyptic masterpiece, Swan Song. I've read it at least 20 times over the years, each reading as thrilling and awe-inspiring as the one before.

When I first read Swan Song at 16, I had never encountered prose like that, so beautiful and intricately constructed, almost like a poem. His story was the perfect parable. Good versus evil, and an overall happy ending. I love that in fiction. It is a comfort.

Biography
Christina Sng is a poet, writer, and artist. Her work in haiku, science fiction, and horror has received numerous accolades, most notably, third prize in the 2016 Annual Harold G. Henderson Award, nominations in the Dwarf Stars and Rhysling Awards as well as Honourable Mentions in the Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror. She is the author of several chapbooks, including A Constellation of Songs and Catku. Her first two full-length books, Astropoetry and A Collection of Nightmares are slated for 2017. Visit Christina at www.christinasng.com.