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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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Vagabonds
The Paper Menagerie
The Hidden Girl and Other Stories
Invisible Planets
Waste Tide
The Redemption of Time
The Grace of Kings
The Wall of Storms
The Veiled Throne
Speaking Bones
Remembrance of Earth's Past
The Three-Body Problem
Death's End
Also by Ken Liu
Broken Starsedited 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 the author of the epic fantasy series The Dandelion Dynasty, as well as short story collections The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories and The Hidden Girl and Other Stories. He has won the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and other top genre awards around the world for his fiction. A programmer and lawyer, he speaks and consults on futurism, technology history, and sustainable storytelling. www.kenliu.name
@kyliu99

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

'A helpful guide to sci-fi in China, with essays that trace its development' Straits Times

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