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Ken Liu
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Invisible Planets

Ken Liu


9781786692788

Head of Zeus


Fantasy » China;
Reference » Essays;
Science Fiction » Short Stories;
Science Fiction » Science;
Science Fiction » Future Society;
Science Fiction » Aliens


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400 pages

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Here are thirteen short stories from the new frontiers of Chinese science fiction, selected and translated by Hugo, Nebula, Locus and World Fantasy Award-winner Ken Liu. Hao Jingfang's Hugo-Award-Winning 'Folding Beijing' takes place in a near-future dystopia where the title city's buildings fold into and out of the earth, allowing three different strata of society to spend part of the day above ground. Xia Jia's 'Night Journey of the Dragon-Horse' describes a post-apocalyptic world where machines have outlived the humans who engineered them.

In 'Taking Care of God ' by Liu Cixin – author of The Three-Body Problem, the first translated novel to win the Hugo Award – a race of white-haired, white-robed beings arrive on Earth, claiming they are God, creators of everything who now want to spend their retirement years with us... Including an introduction by Ken Liu and three essays exploring Chinese science fiction, this is a phenomenal collection of strange worlds, hypnotic landscapes and unbridled imagination.

Edited by:   Ken Liu
Imprint:   Head of Zeus
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm, 
ISBN:   9781786692788
ISBN 10:   1786692783
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   November 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Author Website:   http://www.wardmccandlish.co.uk/AuthorPhoto/HeadofZeus/Ken_Liu.jpg

Ken Liu is the winner of the Nebula, Hugo, Locus, World Fantasy, Sidewise, and Science Fiction & Fantasy Translation Awards. He is the author of The Grace of Kings and The Wall of Storms, in his epic series The Dandelion Dynasty. He is also the translator of Cixin Liu's Hugo-winning and Nebula-nominated The Three-Body Problem.


'An excellent introduction to Chinese Science Fiction and the subtleties of woven symbology and allegory as intellectual discourse. To characterise some this content as stories of protest would deny them their detail, layers and intelligence' Concatenation. 'Whether or not Chinese SF really is a creature all to itself, on this evidence it's certainly worth reading' Interzone. 'A phenomenal anthology of short speculative fiction' Kirkus Reviews starred review. 'Ken Liu is a genius' Elizabeth Bear.

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