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Head of Zeus
The Hidden Girl and Other Stories
The Hidden Girl and Other Stories Ken Liu

From the title story's fantastical inter-dimensional assassins to the steampunk dystopia of "Grey Rabbit, Crimson Mare, Coal Leopard" burrowing through the ruins of a civilisation destroyed by a plague, from Black Mirror-esque tales of blockchain cryptography ("Byzantine Empathy") and Internet trolling ("Thoughts and Prayers") to a three-story hard-SF arc about artificial intelligence and the singularity ("The Gods Will Not Be Chained", "The Gods Will Not Be Slain" and "The Gods Have Not Died In Vain"), here are 17 interlinking visions that explore what it is to be human, and what it is like to abandon or transcend that. This collection confirms Ken Liu, author of the astonishing and multi-award winning The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories, as one of speculative fiction's greatest short story writers.

Contents include:
Ghost Days, Maxwell's Demon,The Reborn, Thoughts and Prayers, Byzantine Empathy, The Gods Will Not Be Chained, Staying Behind, Real Artists, The Gods Will Not Be Slain, Altogether Elsewhere Vast Herds of Reindeer, The Gods Have Not Died in Vain, Memories of My Mother, Dispatches from the Cradle: The Hermit – Forty-Eight Hours in the Sea of Massachusetts, Grey Rabbit, Crimson Mare, Coal Leopard, A Chase Beyond the Storms (an excerpt from The Veiled Throne, Book 3 of the Dandelion Dynasty), The Hidden Girl, Seven Birthdays, The Message, Cutting.

Head of Zeus * Science Fiction
25 Feb 2020 * 480pp * £5.99 * 9781838932077
REVIEWS
'The king of speculative short stories delivers his most exquisite miniatures and a brand new novella'
Waterstones Weekly
'In his cyberpunk-tinged visions, our homes are so often on fire – but the flames illuminate our difficult present in unexpected ways. A hugely accomplished collection'
SFX
'Ken Liu's latest twist-filled sci-fi and fantasy anthology emphasises family and shared humanity ... The 17 stories of The Hidden Girl come out amid high expectations. Liu not only meets these with equanimity, but also sends his stories jetting off into new dimensions'
Straits Times
'With its themes of assimilation and breaking free, of colonial and other yokes, the immigrant experience feels familiar, yet strange, in the hands of Lanzhou-born, US-based Liu, a master also at translating Chinese science fiction. His ideas about different worlds will transport you'
South China Morning Post
Author
Ken Liu
Ken Liu
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. www.kenliu.name @kyliu99
ALSO BY Ken Liu
Waste Tide
The Paper Menagerie
Invisible Planets
Remembrance of Earth's Past
The Redemption of Time
Vagabonds
Broken Stars
The Three-Body Problem
The Grace of Kings
The Wall of Storms
Death's End
The Veiled Throne
The Speaking Bones
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The Time Traveller's Almanac Part I - Experiments
The Time Traveller's Almanac Part III - Mazes & Traps
The Time Traveller's Almanac Part II - Reactionaries
Waste Tide
2121
The Time Traveller's Almanac
Channel Blue
Firefall
Echopraxia
The Three-Body Problem
The Dark Forest
The Paper Menagerie
Death's End
The Wandering Earth
Invisible Planets
Walkaway
Ball Lightning
Dogs of War
Too Like the Lightning
Seven Surrenders
The Will to Battle
Remembrance of Earth's Past
The Redemption of Time
Vagabonds
Broken Stars
Cage of Souls
Radicalized
Frontera
The Supernova Era
Pandemic
Genome
Winter World
We, Robots
The Cruel Stars
Perhaps the Stars
Of Ants and Dinosaurs
The Solar War
The Hidden Girl and Other Stories
The Shattered Skies