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Cassandra Khaw

Author of Nothing But Blackened Teeth

26+ Works 2,855 Members 128 Reviews 2 Favorited

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Series

Works by Cassandra Khaw

Nothing But Blackened Teeth (2021) 964 copies, 52 reviews
The Salt Grows Heavy (2023) 461 copies, 7 reviews
Hammers on Bone (2016) 445 copies, 19 reviews
The Dead Take the A Train (2022) — Author — 222 copies, 8 reviews
The All-Consuming World (2021) 152 copies, 11 reviews
A Song for Quiet (2017) — Author — 129 copies, 5 reviews
Food of the Gods (2017) 125 copies, 8 reviews
Rupert Wong, Cannibal Chef (2015) 64 copies, 2 reviews
Bearly A Lady (2017) 53 copies, 4 reviews
The Last Supper Before Ragnarok (2019) 43 copies, 1 review
These Deathless Bones (2017) 35 copies, 4 reviews
Breakable Things (2022) 33 copies
Rupert Wong and the Ends of the Earth (2017) 25 copies, 1 review
FLESH: A Southeast Asian Urban Anthology (2016) — Editor — 13 copies
Baby Shower (2018) 6 copies, 2 reviews
Persons non grata (2019) 6 copies, 1 review
Dreadnought (2018) 3 copies
Meat, Bone, Tea 2 copies
Exquisite Corpse (2024) 1 copy
Vivien Reid: Unbowed 1 copy, 1 review

Associated Works

When Things Get Dark: Stories inspired by Shirley Jackson (2021) — Contributor — 170 copies, 11 reviews
Worlds Seen in Passing: Ten Years of Tor.com Short Fiction (2018) — Contributor — 130 copies
101 Horror Books to Read Before You're Murdered (2023) — Contributor — 105 copies, 1 review
Screams From the Dark: 29 Tales of Monsters and the Monstrous (2022) — Contributor — 79 copies, 1 review
Not So Stories (2018) — Contributor — 63 copies, 2 reviews
Body Shocks (2021) — Contributor — 61 copies
The Book of Witches: An Anthology (2023) — Contributor — 61 copies, 1 review
Do Not Go Quietly: An Anthology of Defiance in Victory (2019) — Contributor — 60 copies, 12 reviews
The Best of Uncanny (2019) — Contributor — 56 copies, 1 review
Cutting Edge: New Stories of Mystery and Crime by Women Writers (2019) — Contributor — 47 copies, 12 reviews
Final Cuts: New Tales of Hollywood Horror and Other Spectacles (2020) — Contributor — 42 copies, 2 reviews
The Underwater Ballroom Society (2018) — Contributor — 40 copies, 5 reviews
Uncanny Magazine Issue 15: March/April 2017 (2017) — Contributor — 37 copies, 7 reviews
Maledictions (2019) — Contributor — 36 copies
The Best of World SF: 2 (2022) — Contributor — 34 copies
Clockwork Phoenix 5 (2016) — Contributor — 34 copies, 1 review
The Big Book of Cyberpunk (2023) — Contributor — 31 copies
A Darker Shade: New Stories of Body Horror from Women Writers (2023) — Contributor — 31 copies, 17 reviews
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2018 Edition (2018) — Contributor — 22 copies
Uncanny Magazine Issue 23: July/August 2018 (2018) — Contributor — 22 copies, 6 reviews
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2020 Edition (2020) — Contributor — 22 copies
2084 (2017) — Contributor — 20 copies, 1 review
Uncanny Magazine Issue 25: November/December 2018 (2018) — Contributor — 18 copies, 7 reviews
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2019 Edition (2019) — Contributor — 18 copies
Women Invent the Future (2018) — Contributor — 16 copies, 2 reviews
Wayward Sisters: An Anthology of Monstrous Women (2018) — Contributor — 16 copies, 1 review
Orphans of Bliss: Tales of Addiction Horror (2022) — Contributor — 16 copies, 1 review
Sword and Sonnet (2018) — Contributor — 15 copies
Clarkesworld: Issue 111 (December 2015) (2015) — Author, some editions — 14 copies
Apex Magazine 121 (January 2021) (2021) — Contributor — 13 copies, 4 reviews
Uncanny Magazine Issue 14: January/February 2017 (2017) — Contributor — 13 copies, 3 reviews
The Tor.com Sampler (2016) — Contributor — 11 copies
Uncanny Magazine Issue 21: March/April 2018 (2018) — Contributor — 11 copies, 2 reviews
Uncanny Magazine Issue 17: July/August 2017 (2017) — Contributor — 10 copies, 1 review
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 15th Anniversary Edition (2023) — Contributor — 10 copies
Howls From the Wreckage: An Anthology of Disaster Horror (2023) — Author, some editions — 10 copies
Uncanny Magazine Issue 26: January/February 2019 (2019) — Contributor — 9 copies, 4 reviews
Clarkesworld: Issue 116 (May 2016) (2016) — Contributor — 9 copies, 2 reviews
Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #270 (2019) — Contributor — 9 copies, 3 reviews
Come Join Us by the Fire: A Nightfire Anthology (2019) — Contributor — 8 copies, 1 review
Uncanny Magazine Issue 19: November/December 2017 (2017) — Contributor — 8 copies
Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras — Designer — 8 copies
Uncanny Magazine Issue 27: March/April 2019 (2019) — Contributor — 7 copies, 2 reviews
Come Join Us by the Fire Season 2 (2020) — Contributor — 6 copies, 1 review
Clarkesworld: Issue 135 (December 2017) (2017) — Contributor — 5 copies, 1 review
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 93 • February 2018 (2018) — Contributor — 5 copies
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 94 • March 2018 (2018) — Contributor — 5 copies
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 111 • August 2019 (2019) — Contributor — 4 copies
Shimmer 2015: The Collected Stories (2016) — Contributor — 4 copies
The True History of the Strange Brigade (2018) — Contributor — 2 copies
Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #248 (2018) — Contributor — 2 copies
Uncanny Magazine: The Best of 2018 — Contributor, some editions — 2 copies
The Dark #028: September 2017 — Contributor — 1 copy
Daily Science Fiction: May 2017 (2017) — Contributor — 1 copy, 1 review
Daily Science Fiction: November 2016 (2016) — Contributor — 1 copy, 1 review

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Common Knowledge

Birthdate
1984-08-31
Gender
non-binary
Nationality
Malaysia
Birthplace
Malaysia
Places of residence
London, England, UK
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Agent
Michael Curry (Donald Maass Literary Agency)
Short biography
Khaw is non-binary gender and uses they/them pronouns.

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Reviews

There is nothing bad about this book. It tells you just enough and eclipses and obscures everything else.

The only flaw is that there isn't more of it.
 
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crowsandprose | 18 other reviews | May 15, 2024 |
I adored this book, from the initial (incredibly) violent opening, to the chaotic ending. I would not claim to understand what was going on for significant parts of the story, and I absolutely did not care. The shared past of the characters, the darkness they were either surviving or were drawn back to, these were sketched in minimalist detail, adding to an atmosphere of unreality.

The viewpoint characters are regularly unreliable, not least because at least one of them has had some kind of control put on their thoughts. It is coercive and, at times, downright terrifying, in how one character is forced to respond to another.

Viewpoints vary between humans and AI. Because it is a far future in space, sometimes those are closer to each other than to current humans, and are joyfully alien.

I'm not putting in content warnings, but recommend people who are cautious about violence and body horror to check what other people have said.
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fred_mouse | 10 other reviews | May 5, 2024 |
Violent, gory, sadistic. Almost incomprehensible prose. It took about a quarter of the book for me to start piecing together what the hell was going on.

$10 words every other paragraph, sometimes every other sentence, sometimes every other word:

“The tenebrosity doesn’t, however, linger. With every invocation of Verdigris’ name, it sallows, lightening to the juvenile colors of recent ecchymosis, that suppurating purple-yellow of ruined capillaries and beat-up flesh, an exhausted pigment which, fortunately, does not linger.”


There are three or four lines of dialog that advance the plot interspersed between dozens of paragraphs about each character’s internal state, world view, history, whatever. We get it, we get it already. Maya’s totally in thrall to Rita, even though Rita’s a monster and doesn’t give a shit about Maya. And yes, the writing’s luscious, even though pretentious, but honestly, let’s get this show on the road.

Grungy, obfuscating, irritating as hell. Finally, at the end, I loved it.
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½
 
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Charon07 | 10 other reviews | Mar 31, 2024 |
Ojala haver tingut temps per llegir-m’el del tirón.

Dos relats genial que transmeten un imaginari i unes sensacions entre esgarrifoses i intrigants.

Tinc ganes de llegir alguna novela de la mateixa autora i de saber més del Persons.
 
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Cabask | Mar 27, 2024 |

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