Fictioneer, poet, editrix, and critic Jaymee Goh ran away from academia to fall into publishing as an editor at Tachyon. As the spearhead behind the Debut Authors series, she edited R. B. Lemberg’s Nebula and World Fantasy Award finalist THE FOUR PROFOUND WEAVES (2020), Kimberly Unger’s NUCLEATION (2020), Elly Bangs’ UNITY (2021), and the World Fantasy finalists World Fantasy Award finalists THE BRUISING OF QILWA (2022) by Naseem Jaminia and BOYS, BEASTS & MEN (2022) by Sam J. Miller. Among the other acclaimed Tachyon titles that Goh oversaw were Mia Tsai’s first novel BITTER MEDICINE (2023), R. B. Lemberg’s first Birdverse novel THE UNBALANCING (2022), Kimberly Unger’s Philip K. Dick Award winner THE EXTRACTIONIST (2022), New York Times bestselling author Marjorie Liu’s collection THE TANGLEROOT PALACE (2021), and David Ebenbach’s first science fiction novel HOW TO MARS (2021).
Beyond her duties with Tachyon, Goh has edited the anthologies The Omnibus of Doctor Bill Shakes and the Magnificent Ionic Pentatetrameter: A Steampunk’s Shakespeare Anthology (2012 with Matt Delman), The Sea is Ours: Tales of Steampunk Southeast Asia (2015 with Joyce Chng), and The WisCon Chronicles Vol. 11: Trials by Whiteness (2017).
Her numerous acclaimed works of short fiction and critical essays have appeared in Lightspeed, Interfictions, Strange Horizons, STEAMPUNK III: STEAMPUNK REVOLUTION, Tor.com, New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color, New Suns 2: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color, Recognize Fascism, Project Future Malaysia, Curious Fictions, Glass and Gardens: Solarpunk Summers, and many others. Her short story “The Last Cheng Beng Gift” (Lightspeed September 2017) appeared in The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2018 and was read by Levar Burton on Levar Burton Reads. Her contribution to New Suns “The Freedom of the Shifting Sea” was reprinted in The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2020.
In 2017, Goh finished her PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of California, Riverside with the dissertation, Shades of Sepia: Examining Eurocentrism and Whiteness in Relation to Multiculturalism in Steampunk Iconograpy, Fandom, and Culture Industry.
Happy birthday to the amazing Jaymee. May you enjoy all the fancy chocolates you can devour