Invisible Planets: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation

May 26, 2018 - Comment

Sciencefiction readers the world over have recently become familiar with Ken Liu’sChinese translation work via TheThree-Body Problem, the bestselling and Hugo award-winning novel byacclaimed Chinese author Cixin Liu. Ken Liu has now assembled, translated, andedited an anthology of Chinese science fiction stories, the most comprehensivecollection yet available in the English language, sure to thrill and

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Sciencefiction readers the world over have recently become familiar with Ken Liu’sChinese translation work via TheThree-Body Problem, the bestselling and Hugo award-winning novel byacclaimed Chinese author Cixin Liu. Ken Liu has now assembled, translated, andedited an anthology of Chinese science fiction stories, the most comprehensivecollection yet available in the English language, sure to thrill and gratifyreaders developing a taste and excitement for Chinese SF.

Thethirteen stories in this collection, including two by Cixin Liu and the Hugoand Sturgeon Award-nominated “Folding Beijing” by Hao Jingfang, add up to astrong and diverse representation of Chinese SF. Some have won awards, somehave garnered serioius critical acclaim, some have been selected for Year’sBest anthologies, and some are simply Ken Liu’s personal favorites. To roundout the collection, there are several essays from Chinese scholars and authors,plus an illuminating introduction by Ken Liu. Anyone with an interest ininternational science fiction will find InvisiblePlanets an indispensable addition to their collection.

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