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Invisible Planets: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation

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Award-winning translator and author Ken Liu presents a collection of short speculative fiction from China. Some stories have won awards; some have been included in various 'Year's Best' anthologies; some have been well reviewed by critics and readers; and some are simply Ken's personal favorites. Many of the authors collected here (with the obvious exception of Liu Cixin) belong to the younger generation of 'rising stars'.

In addition, three essays at the end of the book explore Chinese science fiction. Liu Cixin's essay,The Worst of All Possible Universes and The Best of All Possible Earths, gives a historical overview of SF in China and situates his own rise to prominence as the premier Chinese author within that context. Chen Qiufan'sThe Torn Generationgives the view of a younger generation of authors trying to come to terms with the tumultuous transformations around them. Finally, Xia Jia, who holds the first Ph.D. issued for the study of Chinese SF, asksWhat Makes Chinese Science Fiction Chinese?.
Volume:
1
Year:
2016
Edition:
Hardcover
Publisher:
Tor Books
Language:
english
Pages:
383
ISBN 10:
0765384191
ISBN 13:
9780765384195
Series:
Chinese Science Fiction in Translation
File:
EPUB, 4.42 MB
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