Cassandra Khaw
This is the seventh episode in the first season of Born to the Blade, an eleven-episode serial from Serial Box. This episode is written by Cassandra Khaw.
This is the third episode in the first season of Born to the Blade, an eleven-episode serial from Serial Box. This episode is written by Cassandra Khaw.
Cassandra Khaw returns with A Song for Quiet, a new standalone Persons Non Grata novella from the world of Hammers on Bone, finalist for the British Fantasy Award and the Locus Award, and which Kameron Hurley called "a long leap into the gory, the weird, and the fantastic.

John Persons is a private investigator with a distasteful job from an unlikely client. He’s been hired by a ten-year-old to kill the kid’s stepdad, McKinsey. The man in question is abusive, abrasive, and abominable.

Zelda McCartney (almost) has it all: a badass superhero name, an awesome vampire roommate, and her dream job at a glossy fashion magazine (plus the clothes to prove it). The only issue in Zelda’s almost-perfect life?
It’s not unusual to work two jobs in this day and age, but sorcerer and former triad soldier Rupert Wong’s life is more complicated than most. By day, he makes human hors d’oeuvres for a dynasty of ghouls; by night, he pushes pencils for the Ten Chinese Hells.
For a man who started a celestial war, Rupert Wong, Seneschal of Kuala Lumpur and indentured cannibal chef, isn’t doing too badly for himself. Sure, his flesh-eating bosses inexplicably have him on loan to the Greek pantheon, the very gods he thrust into interethnic conflict.
By day, Rupert Wong—sorcerer, chef, former triad—prepares delicious meals of human flesh for a dynasty of ghouls in Kuala Lumpur; by night, he’s an administrator for the Ten Chinese Hells. It’s a living, of sorts.


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Not So Stories
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Apex Magazine, April 2018
What to Do When It's Nothing but Static
Apex Magazine, April 2018
She Who Hungers, She Who Waits
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You Do Nothing but Freefall
Cassandra Khaw and A. Maus Lightspeed, March 2018
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Cast of Wonders, #276
Landmark
Clarkesworld, Issue 135, December 2017
The Quiet Like a Homecoming
Lightspeed, February 2018
A Priest of Vast and Distant Places
Apex Magazine, March 2018
Kiss, Don't Tell
Pseudopod, #563
Don't Turn On the Lights
Nightmare Magazine, October 2017
Degrees of Ellision
Unsung Stories #2084
The Truth That Lies Under Skin and Meat
Gamut, August 2017
These Deathless Bones
Tor.com, July 26, 2017
Masterclass
Daily Science Fiction, July 2017
I Built This City for You
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Custom-Made
Nature, June 15, 2017
Saudade
Daily Science Fiction, May 2017
The Day They Found the Train
Daily Science Fiction, April 2017
Radio Werewolf
Fireside, March 2017
The Ghost Stories We Tell Around Photon Fires
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Goddess, Worm
Uncanny Magazine, Issue 14, January-February 2017
Hungry Ghosts
Nature, November 24, 2016
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Daily Science Fiction, November 2016
And in Our Daughters, We Find a Voice
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Degrees of Beauty
Terraform, 27 October 2016
The Price of Small Joys
Daily Science Fiction, October 2016
Some Breakable Things
The Dark, September 2016
The Games We Play
Clockwork Phoenix 5, The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: 2017
Every Instance of You
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Clown Shoes
Clowns: The Unlikely Coulrophobia Remix
When We Die on Mars
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The Man Who Buys Giggles
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Her Pound of Flesh
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An Ocean of Eyes
The Dark, May 2015
Red String
Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, March 2015; The Dark, September 2017
What the Highway Prefers
Lackington's, Winter 2015
Found Discarded: A Love Poem, Questionably Addressed
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Protestations Against the Idea of Anglicization
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My Mama
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Apathetic Goblin Nightmare Woman
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2014 in Review
Strange Horizons, 5 January 2015 Authors: Niall Alexander and Nina Allan and Gautam Bhatia and Matthew Cheney and Benjamin Gabriel and Alix E. Harrow and Dan Hartland and David Hebblethwaite and Matt Hilliard and Erin Horáková and Chris Kammerud and Cassandra Khaw and Richard Larson and Carmen Maria Machado and Abigail Nussbaum and Adam Roberts and Sofia Samatar and Aishwarya Subramanian
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Author Spotlight by Sandra M. Odell
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Author Spotlight by Setsu Uzumé
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