Happy New Year, Guest of Honor at Arisia 2024, and My New Book (Yes, I’m still working on it. Yes, Same one. But super excited about it!!))


Happy New Year, Everyone! My writing life and rhythm is, like many things about me, perhaps questionable to many of those around me. Folks will ask like, “What are you up to?” And I’m like, “Working on my book.” And they’re like, “Which one?” And I’m like, “Same one.” And they kind of go, “Oh, uh-huh,” […]

January 7, 2024

Update and Next Week at UConn! :D 4/10-4/11


Hi Everyone! Next week, I will be at UConn! I was told last year that the UConn Reads selection for academic year 2022-2023 is Light From Uncommon Stars.  I am beyond thrilled! I am very much looking forward to meeting folks, chatting about the worlds that we can imagine and even sharing thoughts on donuts and music. […]

April 4, 2023

Bio updated mostly. :)


Oh wow! I had not realized that my website bio was so outdated (it does not even mention Light from Uncommon Stars. ) I’d gone through some very difficult family matters (losing my mother after an extended decline) and the bio update fell through the cracks. Eek! Bios are not always the easiest thing to […]

January 28, 2023

Mastodon and Hive and Substack and Stuff…


Hi Everyone! Right now, I am taking a little morning break from my writing. I am thinking about how we can keep chatting and saying hello with each other. My Bulletin page will be moving to Substack next year–that part is a done deal, and I will talk more about it over the next few […]

December 15, 2022

8/20–I am visiting the San Diego Festival of Books! :)


Hi Everyone! I’ll be in San Diego this weekend chatting about Queer Speculative Fiction and other wonderful things with the amazing Foz Meadows! Panel – Queer Speculative Fiction: Start Time: 11:30 am Arrival Time: 11:00 am Panelists: Ryka Aoki LIGHT FROM UNCOMMON STARS and Foz Meadows A STRANGE AND STUBBORN ENDURANCE, moderated by Scott Paulson […]

August 18, 2022

Hi All! Yes I am here! :)


It’s been a while since I’ve updated, but I’ll be taking better care of this site going forward! A lot has happened since my last post, and I’m trying to figure out the best ways to say hello to everyone! Thank you so much again!! Much love!!! Ryka

April 25, 2022

Queer Check-Ins

Community, Uncategorized

Meredith Talusan wrote a beautiful article on a project that I am part of. ““Queer Check-Ins”…curated by the poet Franny Choi, brings together 12 other queer and trans Asian-American poets to read their poetry over videos drawn from their lives. Part of an ongoing digital exhibition called “A Day in the Queer Life of Asian Pacific America,” […]

August 10, 2019