Jeannette Ng

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Jeannette Ng (吳志麗)
Born Hong Kong
Occupation Author
Language English
Residence Durham, England
Nationality British
Alma mater Durham University
Genre Fantasy

Jeannette Ng (吳志麗) is a British fantasy writer best known for her 2017 novel Under the Pendulum Sun.


Ng was born in Hong Kong, and now lives in the United Kingdom in Durham, England.


Her 2017 debut novel Under the Pendulum Sun, published by Angry Robot,[1][2][3] was shortlisted for the 2017 Brave New Words award from Starburst.[4] It was named one of the "10 Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of 2017" by SYFY[5] and was included on a list of "The best science fiction and fantasy of 2017" in The Guardian.[1] The book features a fantastical journey that takes place in gothic mid-19th century England.[6]

Her story "How the Tree of Wishes Gained its Carapace of Plastic"[7] is included in the anthology Not So Stories, published April 2018 by Abaddon Books[8], and was described by Starburst as "a tour de force of the author's talents".[9] Other short stories have been published in Mythic Delirium[10] and Shoreline of Infinity[11] magazines.

Ng was a finalist for the 2018 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.[12]


  1. ^ a b Adam Roberts (30 November 2017). "The best science fiction and fantasy of 2017". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 April 2018. 
  2. ^ "Jeannette Ng". Angry Robot Books. Retrieved 2018-04-03. 
  3. ^ "Fiction Book Review: Under the Pendulum Sun by Jeannette Ng. Angry Robot, ISBN 978-0-85766-727-4". Retrieved 2018-04-05. 
  4. ^ "Brave New Words Award 2017 Shortlist Announced - Starburst Magazine". Starburst Magazine. 2018-02-05. Retrieved 2018-04-03. 
  5. ^ Krishna, Swapna (2017-12-18). "The 10 best sci-fi and fantasy books of 2017". Syfy. Retrieved 2018-04-05. 
  6. ^ "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. 
  7. ^ Acquadimore (8 March 2018). "Not So Stories". Goodreads. Retrieved 3 April 2018. 
  8. ^ Natasha Onwuemezi (28 July 2017). "Diverse anthology 'in reaction' to Kipling set for release". The Bookseller. Retrieved 3 April 2018. 
  9. ^ Ed Fortune (24 April 2018). "Not So Stories". Starburst Magazine. Retrieved 9 May 2018. 
  10. ^ "Mythic Delirium 2.3, Jan.-March 2016". Mythic Delirium Books. 7 January 2016. Retrieved 3 April 2018. 
  11. ^ "Shoreline of Infinity 8". Shoreline of Infinity. 15 June 2017. Retrieved 3 April 2018. 
  12. ^ "2018 Hugo Award Finalists Announced". 2018-03-31. Retrieved 2018-04-03.