Alyssa Wong’s “Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers” wins 2015 Nebula Award

alyssawongAlyssa Wong, A Filipina Chinese American writer, has won the 2015 Nebula Award for her short story, “Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers.”  The Nebula Awards are given annually by the Science Fiction Writers Association.  In the story, Wong mixes in an Asian American flavor that enhances but does not dominate the story line.

Another work of hers that I have read is “Santos de Sampaguitas.”  This short story is set in the Philippines and includes many creatures of Filipino folklore like the Kapre, which I only heard about from the stories of my mother-in-law.  It was published in Strange Horizons, a Philippine online magazine of science fiction, fantasy, art, news, and opinion.

In addition to her Nebula Award, she was nominated for a 2016 Hugo award for best new writer, among other awards.  You can check out her Bibliography and awards on her website at, and the two stories that I mentioned can both be read online.

(photo credit:  Alyssa Wong)

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