Jeannette Ng

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Jeannette Ng
Native name
Chinese: 吳志麗
BornHong Kong
ResidenceDurham, England
Alma materDurham University

Jeannette Ng (吳志麗) is a British fantasy writer best known for her 2017 novel Under the Pendulum Sun, for which she won the Sydney J Bounds Award for Best Newcomer at the 2018 British Fantasy Awards.[1]

Early life[edit]

Ng was born in Hong Kong. Ng lives in Durham, England.


Ng has a MA in Medieval and Renaissance Studies.[2]


Ng's 2017 debut novel Under the Pendulum Sun (published by Angry Robot)[2] concerns a fantastical journey in gothic mid-19th century England,[3] and was shortlisted for Starburst's 2017 Brave New Words award[4] and the 2018 Robert Holdstock award for Best Fantasy Novel at the British Fantasy Awards.[5] It was named by SYFY as one of the "10 Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of 2017"[6] and included in Adam Roberts' list of "The best science fiction and fantasy of 2017" in The Guardian[7] and Jeff Somers' list of "50 of the Greatest Science Fiction & Fantasy Debut Novels Ever Written".[8]

Her story "How the Tree of Wishes Gained its Carapace of Plastic" is included in the anthology Not So Stories, published April 2018 by Abaddon Books,[9] and was described by Starburst as "a tour de force of the author's talents".[10] Other short stories have been published in Mythic Delirium[11] and Shoreline of Infinity[12] magazines.

Ng was a finalist for the 2018 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.[13]


  1. ^ British Fantasy Society [@BritFantasySoc] (21 October 2018). "Sydney J Bounds award for Best Newcomer" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. ^ a b "Jeannette Ng". Angry Robot Books. Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  3. ^ "Under the Pendulum Sun Journeys to Fairyland, and Finds It Very Strange Indeed". The B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog. 2017-10-03. Retrieved 2018-04-05.
  4. ^ "Brave New Words Award 2017 Shortlist Announced - Starburst Magazine". Starburst Magazine. 2018-02-05. Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  5. ^ "British Fantasy Awards 2018". The British Fantasy Society. 6 July 2018. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
  6. ^ Krishna, Swapna (2017-12-18). "The 10 best sci-fi and fantasy books of 2017". Syfy. Retrieved 2018-04-05.
  7. ^ Roberts, Adam (30 November 2017). "The best science fiction and fantasy of 2017". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  8. ^ Somers, Jeff (9 November 2018). "50 of the Greatest Science Fiction & Fantasy Debut Novels Ever Written". B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog. Barnes & Noble. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  9. ^ Onwuemezi, Natasha (28 July 2017). "Diverse anthology 'in reaction' to Kipling set for release". The Bookseller. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  10. ^ Fortune, Ed (24 April 2018). "Not So Stories". Starburst Magazine. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  11. ^ "Mythic Delirium 2.3, Jan.-March 2016". Mythic Delirium Books. 7 January 2016. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  12. ^ "Shoreline of Infinity 8". Shoreline of Infinity. 15 June 2017. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  13. ^ "2018 Hugo Award Finalists Announced". 2018-03-31. Retrieved 2018-04-03.

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