Dinner with Auntie Wei and Uncle Wang single work   short story   humour   fantasy  
Issue Details: First known date: 2006 2006
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Tom goes to his aunt and uncle's house for dinner. After dinner, his Uncle Wang, who has been a volunteer in 'neural interfacing research' at a university, starts speaking in the computer programming language C++. Tom has a background in IT, and so attempts to fix his uncle.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: Dinner with Auntie Ling and Uncle Wang
Notes:
The Look Who's Morphing version of the story is almost exactly the same as the version published in Peril, but with the aunt's name changed and a few slight revisions to a few sentences. Also, the aunt and uncle now live in an apartment, rather than a house.
  • Appears in:
    y Peril : An Asian-Australian Journal Nerds no. 1 June 2006 Z1314578 2006 periodical issue 2006
  • Appears in:
    y Look Who's Morphing Tom Cho , Artarmon : Giramondo Publishing , 2009 Z1580990 2009 selected work short story (taught in 6 units)

    Look Who's Morphing is a collection of bizarre, funny, often menacing stories in which, along with his extended family, the central character undergoes a series of transformations, shape-shifting through figures drawn from film and television, music clips and video games, porn flicks and comics. He is Godzilla, a Muppet, and Whitney Houston's bodyguard; the Fonz, a robot, a Ford Bronco 4x4 - and, as a climax, a Gulliver-sized cock rock singer, played upon by an adoring troupe of sexy Lilliputians in short skirts and sailor suits and cheerleader outfits. Within these fantasies there is a deep intellectual and emotional engagement, a fundamental questioning of the nature of identity, and the way it constructs itself in a world dominated by the images of popular culture. – From the publisher's website.

    Artarmon : Giramondo Publishing , 2009
    pg. 37-40
    Note: With title: Dinner with Auntie Ling and Uncle Wang
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