Coming Sept. 3, 2013 as a digital exclusive novella. Part of the Adaptation series.
Before she met her girlfriend Reese, before she knew the role she would play in the fate of two worlds, Amber was a fifteen-year-old Imrian torn between two identities. Imrian by blood, Amber was forced to hide her true self to pass as human during the time she spent on earth. And even when she returns to Kurra, her human experiences, including first love and heartache, still separate her from her fellow Imrians. But when Amber undergoes kibila, a traditional Imrian coming-of-age ceremony during which Amber will choose her name and identity for the next fifteen years, she will be forced to either accept her role in both worlds or forge her own path.
Malinda Lo’s digital exclusive novella companion to Adaptation and Inheritance takes readers on a journey through Amber’s past, giving fans a glimpse into her life on Kurra and a deeper understanding of one of Adaptation‘s most compelling characters.
Published June 18, 2013 in Defy the Dark
Open the pages and discover: A creepy guy who stares too long. The secrets of the core of the earth. Dreams of other people’s lives. A girl who goes mad in the darkness. Monsters in Bavaria. A generational spaceship where night doesn’t exist. And other mysteries and oddities.
The contributors to the enthralling collection are: Sarah Rees Brennan, Tessa Gratton, Rachel Hawkins, Christine Johnson, Valerie Kemp, Malinda Lo, Myra McEntire, Saundra Mitchell, Sarah Ockler, Jackson Pearce, Aprilynne Pike, Dia Reeves, Beth Revis, Carrie Ryan, Jon Skovron, Courtney Summers, and Kate Espy, winner of the Defy the Dark new author contest.
“One True Love”
First published Aug. 28, 2012 in Foretold
Reprinted in Heiresses of Russ 2013: The Year’s Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction edited by Tenea D. Johnson and Steve Berman (Lethe Press, August 2013)
Have you ever been tempted to look into the future? To challenge predictions? To question fate?
It’s human nature to wonder about life’s twists and turns. But is the future already written—or do you have the power to alter it?
From fantastical prophecies to predictions of how the future will transpire, Foretold is a collection of stories about our universal fascination with life’s unknowns and of what is yet to come as interpreted by 14 of young adult fiction’s brightest stars.
Published October 2012 in Diverse Energies
In this stunning collection of original and rediscovered stories of tragedy and hope, the stars are a diverse group of students, street kids, good girls, kidnappers, and child laborers pitted against their environments, their governments, differing cultures, and sometimes one another as they seek answers in their dystopian worlds. Take a journey through time from a nuclear nightmare of the past to society’s far future beyond Earth with these eleven stories by masters of speculative fiction. Includes stories by Paolo Bacigalupi, K. Tempest Bradford, Rahul Kanakia, Rajan Khanna, Ursula K. Le Guin, Ken Liu, Malinda Lo, Ellen Oh, Cindy Pon, Greg Van Eekhout, and Daniel H. Wilson. Edited byTobias Buckell and Joe Monti.
First published online at Subterranean (Summer 2011)
Reprinted in the paperback edition of Huntress (June 2012)
Set in the world of Ash and Huntress, “The Fox” is about the King’s Huntress, who journeys to the edge of the Kingdom and encounters a fox spirit that challenges her to leave her past behind.
Please Note: “The Fox” is set two years after the events in Huntress, from the perspective of Kaede. I wrote this story to be readable by those who haven’t yet read Huntress, and I don’t think there are major spoilers because so much time has passed since the end of the novel. Who knows what might have happened in those intervening years? But if you are averse to all spoilers, you should not read this story until after you’ve read Huntress.