Emma Mieko Candon

Emma Mieko Candon (she/they) is a queer author and escaped academic drawn to tales of devouring ghosts, cursed linguistics, and mediocre robots. Her forthcoming work includes STAR WARS VISIONS: RONIN (2021), a Japanese reimagining of the Star Wars mythos, and THE ARCHIVE UNDYING (2023), an original speculative novel about sad giant robots and funny-mean queers dragged screaming toward revolution.
As an actual cyborg whose blood has been taken for science, Emma's grateful to be stationed at home in Hawaii, where they were born and raised as a fourth-generation Japanese settler. By day, they edit anime nonsense for Seven Seas, and by night they remain academically haunted by identity, ideology, and imperialism. At all hours of the day, they are beholden to the whims of two lopsided cats and relieved by the support of an enviably handsome wife.


Genres: Science Fiction
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