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Head of Zeus
Invisible Planets
07 Sep 2017 * PAPERBACK * £8.99 * 9781786692788

13 visions of the future from China, translated by Hugo award-winning translator and author Ken Liu.

Fiction / FL (Science Fiction)
Extent: 400 pages  Format: 198 x 129 mm
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Waste Tide
The Hidden Girl and Other Stories
The Paper Menagerie
The Redemption of Time
Broken Stars
The Redemption of Time
The Grace of Kings
The Grace of Kings
The Wall of Storms
The Wall of Storms
The Veiled Throne
Speaking Bones
The Three-Body Problem
The Three-Body Problem
Death's End
Death's End
Also by Ken Liu
Invisible Planetsedited by Ken Liu

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.

Ken Liu is the translator of The Three-Body Problem and Death's End by Cixin Liu. He is in his own right the winner of the Nebula, Hugo and World Fantasy awards for his work.

'Ken Liu is a genius' Elizabeth Bear

'A phenomenal anthology of short speculative fiction' Kirkus Reviews

'Whether or not Chinese SF really is a creature all to itself, on this evidence it's certainly worth reading' Interzone

'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

'Even what doesn't happen is epic' London Review of Books

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