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Title:
Broken stars
Author:
Liu, Ken, 1976- editor, translator.
ISBN:
9781788548113
Publication Information:
London : Head of Zeus, 2019.

©2019
Physical Description:
479 pages ; 23 cm
Contents:
Stories: Goodnight, Melancholy / Xia Jia -- The Snow of Jinyang / Zhang Ran -- Broken Stars / Tang Fei -- Submarines / Han Song -- Salinger and the Koreans / Han Song -- Under a Dangling Sky / Cheng Jingbo -- What Has Passed Shall in Kinder Light Appear / Bao Shu -- The New Year Train / Hao Jingfang -- The Robot Who Liked to Tell Tall Tales / Fei Dao -- Moonlight / Liu Cixin -- The Restaurant at the End of the Universe: Laba Porridge, by Anna Wu -- The First Emperor’s Games / Ma Boyong -- Reflection / Gu Shi -- The Brain Box / Regina Kanyu Wang -- Coming of the Light / Chen Qiufan -- A History of Future Illnesses / Chen Qiufan -- Essays: A Brief Introduction to Chinese Science Fiction and Fandom / Regina Kanyu Wang -- A New Continent for China Scholars: Chinese Science Fiction Studies / Mingwei Song -- Science Fiction: Embarrassing No More / Fei Dao.
Abstract:
Here are sixteen short stories from China's groundbreaking SFF writers, edited and translated by award-winning author Ken Liu. Including 'Moonlight' by Cixin Liu and 'The New Year Train' by Hao Jingfang - both Hugo award-winners - this anthology features stories firmly entrenched in subgenres familiar to Western SFF readers such as hard SF, cyberpunk, science fantasy, and space opera, while also including stories that showcase deeper ties to Chinese culture: alternative Chinese history, chuanyue time travel and satire with historical and contemporary allusions that are likely unfamiliar to Western readers. 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 and transforming the Western literary landscape.
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