Tangent Online has reviewed LONTAR issue #4! It’s mostly positive, but really spoilery, so if that sort of thing bothers you, best buy the issue first.
The review focuses solely on the issue’s fiction: “Fade” by Eliza Victoria, “A Century of Loneliness” by Andrew Cheah, “The Tango” by Kate Osias and “No Other City” by Ng Yi-Sheng. (Paolo Bacigalupi’s “Yellow Card Man” was previously reviewed at the site, presumably during its first publication.)
The money shot: “A relatively new publication, LONTAR nonetheless publishes high-quality works by award-winning authors. Diverse and under-represented characters and settings are a mainstay of LONTAR‘s fiction, opening the genre to fresh themes and voices, and introducing readers to the rich culture and atmosphere of Southeast Asia.”