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Broken Stars
01 Feb 2019 * EBOOK * £4.99 * 9781788548090

Ken Liu presents a new anthology of Chinese short speculative fiction.

Fiction / FL (Science Fiction)
Extent: 480 pages
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Broken Starsedited by Ken Liu, translated by Ken Liu

A new anthology of Chinese short-fiction by award winning author Ken Liu.

Here are sixteen short stories from China's groundbreaking SFF writers, edited and translated by award-winning author Ken Liu.

In Hugo award-winner Liu Cixin's 'Moonlight', a man is contacted by three future versions of himself, each trying to save their world from destruction. Hao Jingfang's 'The New Year Train' sees 1,500 passengers go missing on a train that vanishes into space. In the title story by Tang Fei, a young girl is shown how the stars can reveal the future.

In addition, three essays explore the history and rise of Chinese SFF publishing, contemporary Chinese fandom, and how the growing interest in Chinese SFF has impacted writers who had long laboured in obscurity.

By turns dazzling, melancholy and thought-provoking, Broken Stars celebrates the vibrancy and diversity of SFF voices emerging from China.

'Dreamlike and hypnotic, evocative and inspiring' THE BOOKBAG.

'Ken Liu is a genius' ELIZABETH BEAR.

'An instant classic ... Poetry on every page' HUGH HOWEY.

Ken Liu is an award-winning American author of speculative fiction. His collection, The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories, has been published in more than a dozen languages. Liu's other works include The Grace of Kings, The Wall of Storms, and Star Wars tie-in The Legends of Luke Skywalker, and a second collection The Hidden Girl and Other Stories. He has been involved in multiple media adaptations of his work including the short story 'Good Hunting', adapted as an episode in Netflix's animated series Love, Death + Robots; and AMC's Pantheon, adapted from an interconnected series of short stories. 'The Hidden Girl', 'The Message', and The Grace of Kings have also been optioned for development. Liu previously worked as a software engineer, corporate lawyer, and litigation consultant. He frequently speaks at conferences and universities on topics including futurism, cryptocurrency, the mathematics of origami, and others. Liu lives with his family near Boston, Massachusetts.

State of the art SF from China with some stories published in English for the first time.

Includes stories from Hugo award-winners Cixin Liu and Hao Jingfang.

Ken Liu is the award-winning author of THE PAPER MENAGERIE and translator of THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM.

MARKET: Cixin Liu; Ken Liu.


'A good mix of well-established authors and new voices ... While the styles on show are disparate, one thread that links many stories is the way they engage intelligently with Chinese myths and history ... This book gives a wonderful insight into the worldview and imagination of its smart and thoughtful writers', Big Issue

'Edited and mostly translated by Ken Liu, a sci-fi writer in his own right who is credited with bringing Liu Cixin's Three-Body Problem onto the world stage ... The more compelling stories are those that relate to the unpredicted impacts of technological inventions', Art Review

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