Physical copies are now available for purchase worldwide! Sign up for our newsletter to get discounts and updates. Learn more about shipping options here.
 

Hantu!

Clear

Essays and fiction about hantu, the monsters of Malaysian lore.

The toyol: an imp created from a dead fetus, a consummate thief. The penanggalan: a vampire whose head and entrails leave its body, to fly about in the night. The hantu tetek, who smothers victims between its massive breasts.

“Hantu” — of Malaysian popular lore — is typically translated as “ghost”, though this isn’t quite right; “spirit” or “monster” are better. Hantu are feared, often malevolent, highly variable.

+

Hantu! presents five short, interconnected essays about hantu — musings about their place in the Malaysian psyche; thoughts about gender, genre, and writing about non-European things in an European language.

Hantu! also presents five short fiction pieces, each focusing on a made-up hantu, generated using the included Malaysian Hantu Generator — a set of eight random tables.

An appendix to A Thousand Thousand Islands, an RPG zine series inspired by the material cultures, lived stories, and mythistories of Southeast Asia.

By Zedeck Siew.

+

Reviews:

“It’s a book of ghost stories, sort of. Some cultural essays. I like it when authors think very carefully about one particular moment or object or event. Zedeck does this extremely well.”
– Skerples, Coins and Scrolls

“They’re all very, very weird, by Western standards. So it’s great for shaking up your idea of a monster might be like.”
– Ben Milton, Questing Beast

Other Zines

A river kingdom of haunted ruins, ruled by crocodiles.

Essays and fiction about hantu, the monsters of Malaysian lore.

A valley where cats are holy, and timber haunted.

Pirates, princesses, processions. An art zine, inspired by the SEA.

A forest of wandering nomads and god-guarded borders.

(Currently Out of Stock)
Sea battles, spirit masks, centaurs. An art zine, inspired by the SEA.

A highland kingdom ruled by parasitic royalty.

An island full of sorcerers and shipwrecked souls.

SILIM, SUN BEAR SHOPKEEP says:

“Physical copies are now available for purchase worldwide! (Check out our Shipping page, especially if you are not in the US.)

Sign up for our newsletter, get a 12%-off discount code! Special discount from Silim!”