• Introduction by Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling novelist.
• "The Character of the Hound" by Tony Pi (Canada)
During the war between the Southern Song and the Jin Dynasties, a soldier allows a spirit to possess his body so he can solve a murder.
• "The Fortunes of Mrs. Yu" by Charles Tan (Philippines)
A Filipino Chinese woman is horrified that each of her fortune cookies has a blank strip of paper inside it.
• "Goin Down to Anglotown" by William F. Wu (U.S.A.)
In an alternate America that is dominated by Asians, three young Asian men go out for a night of intrigue in exotic "Anglotown."
• "The Polar Bear Carries the Mail" by Derwin Mak (Canada)
Chinese investors and a Chinese Canadian pilot try to start a space tourism business in northern Canada. Unfortunately, they have bad feng shui at their spaceport.
• "Lips of Ash" by Emery Huang (U.S.A.)
During the time of a historical dynasty, a cosmetics artist uses dark magic to help the ambitious mistress of a nobleman.
• "The Man on the Moon" by Crystal Gail Shangkuan Koo (Hong Kong)
Yue Lao, the Man on the Moon, hosts a beauty pageant to find a bride.
• "Across the Sea" by Emily Mah (U.S.A.)
A Tlingowa Native American woman's aunt tells a legend about mysterious visitors who came to America hundreds of years ago.
• "Mortal Clay, Stone Heart" by Eugie Foster (U.S.A.)
During the reign of the First Emperor, a clay sculptor finds love and tragedy with a soldier.
• "Dancers with Red Shoes" by Melissa Yuan-Innes (Canada)
In Montréal, magical red shoes dance by themselves.
• "Intelligent Truth" by Shelly Li (U.S.A.)
A young Chinese American woman discovers truths about herself and her mother's intelligent robotic servant.
• "Bargains" by Gabriela Lee (Singapore)
A young woman meets a strange shopkeeper in Chinatown. The shopkeeper sells success as a writer – but with a terrible price.
• "Threes" by E.L. Chen (Canada)
A Canadian man thinks his dead wife has become a Chinese dragon in Lake Ontario.
• "The Son of Heaven" by Eric Choi (Canada)
The Chinese rocket scientist Tsien Hsue-shen is persecuted during the Red Scare in America in the 1950s.
• "Shadow City" by Susan Ee (U.S.A.)
In a fantasy universe, a gatekeeper must stop people from leaving an evil place called Shadow City.
• "The Water Weapon" by Brenda W. Clough (U.S.A.)
The British police are suspicious of a talking Chinese dragon and a Chinese princess who appear at the Great Exposition of 1851 in London.
• "The Right to Eat Decent Food" by Urania Fung (U.S.A.)
Two American English teachers in China will do anything to get decent food during the SARS epidemic.
• "Papa and Mama" by Wen Y Phua (Singapore)
A Chinese daughter struggles to remain dutiful to her late parents, who are inconveniently reincarnated as a fish and a bird.
• "Beidou" by Ken Liu (U.S.A.)
In the Ming war against Japan, an ingenious Chinese army officer invents new weapons to defeat the Japanese.
• Afterword by Derwin Mak and Eric Choi.
It promises to be an awesome anthology!