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Broken Stars
14 Nov 2019 * PAPERBACK * £8.99 * 9781788548120

Ken Liu presents a new anthology of Chinese short speculative fiction.

Fiction / FL (Science Fiction)
Extent: 480 pages  Format: 198 x 129 mm
Exclusive: GB AU NZ IN ZA SG   Not for sale: CA US
Invisible Planets
The Redemption of Time
Waste Tide
The Hidden Girl and Other Stories
The Paper Menagerie
Vagabonds
The Redemption of Time
The Grace of Kings
The Grace of Kings
The Wall of Storms
The Wall of Storms
The Veiled Throne
The Three-Body Problem
The Three-Body Problem
Death's End
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 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.

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

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