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Broken Stars

Ken Liu


Tor U.K.

Fantasy » China;
Science Fiction » Sci-Fi Alternate History;
Science Fiction » Short Stories Sci-Fi;
Science Fiction » Science;
Science Fiction » Future Society;
Science Fiction » Cyberpunk;
Science Fiction » Aliens;
Science Fiction » Space Opera;
Science Fiction » Time Travel;
Science Fiction » Hard Science Fiction


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Broken Stars, edited by multi award-winning writer Ken Liu - translator of the bestselling and Hugo Award-winning novel The Three Body Problem by acclaimed Chinese author Cixin Liu - is his second thought-provoking anthology of Chinese short speculative fiction. Following Invisible Planets, Liu has now assembled the most comprehensive collection yet available in the English language, sure to thrill and gratify readers developing a taste and excitement for Chinese SF.

Some of the included authors are already familiar to readers in the West (Liu Cixin and Hao Jingfang, both Hugo winners); some are publishing in English for the first time. Because of the growing interest in newer SFF from China, virtually every story here was first published in Chinese in the 2010s.

The stories span the range from short-shorts to novellas, and evoke every hue on the emotional spectrum. Besides stories firmly entrenched in subgenres familiar to Western SFF readers such as hard SF, cyberpunk, science fantasy, and space opera, the anthology also includes stories that showcase deeper ties to Chinese culture: alternate Chinese history, chuanyue time travel, satire with historical and contemporary allusions that are likely unknown to the average Western reader. While the anthology makes no claim or attempt to be representative or comprehensive, it demonstrates the vibrancy and diversity of science fiction being written in China at this moment.

In addition, three essays at the end of the book explore the history of Chinese science fiction publishing, the state of contemporary Chinese fandom, and how the growing interest in science fiction in China has impacted writers who had long labored in obscurity.

By:   Ken Liu
Imprint:   Tor U.K.
Dimensions:   Height: 213mm,  Width: 145mm,  Spine: 41mm
Weight:   454g
ISBN:   9781250297662
ISBN 10:   1250297664
Pages:   480
Publication Date:   February 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

KEN LIU (translator) is a writer, lawyer, computer programmer, and the translator of the Hugo-award winning Three Body Problem. His short story The Paper Menagerie was the first work of fiction ever to sweep the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy Awards.

Praise for Broken Stars This anthology is a must-read. --Booklist (starred review) Surprising, Exciting, and engrossing Praise for Invisible Planets Ken Liu's smooth translation makes this a must-read for any who truly wish to explore bold, new perspectives. --David Brin, bestselling author of Existence Vibrant collection... lush, inventive, and heartbreaking. --Mary Robinette Kowal Phenomenal. --Kirkus (starred review)

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