The Feng Huang is often referred to as the “Chinese Phoenix”, but similarities between the two mythological birds are superficial: rather than death and resurrection, Feng Huang symbolises balance between yin and yang.
Continuing my survey of magical bird creatures from West to East, the next stop is India.
Clarkesworld begins its Chinese SF in translation series. Here’s a review.
What better topic to choose for my New Year’s Eve post, than Fireworks!
Read ALLLLLL About It!
I broke with my standard rule of not buying hardbacks from a new author until I’d actually read the work. Do I regret that decision? It’s hard to say…
“Mortal, you have angered Shaka-sama and now Pigsy will eat your face.” This is one of the improbable lines that is never spoken in the foundational saga of Buddhist fiction. Many other improbable lines are. Further out on the improbability spectrum: Shingo Katori costumes up as a monkey.