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 Jingfangâs Hugo-Award-Winning âFolding Beijingâ takes place in a near-future dystopia where the title cityâs buildings fold into and out of the earth, allowing three different strata of society to spend part of the day above ground. Xia Jiaâs âNight Journey of the Dragon-Horseâ describes a post-apocalyptic world where machines have outlived the humans who engineered them. In âTaking Care of Godâ by Liu Cixinâauthor of The Three-Body Problem, the first translated novel to win the Hugo Awardâa 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.
âA phenomenal anthology of short speculative fiction.ââKirkus Review
âKen Liu is a genius.â âElizabeth Bear
âWhether or not Chinese SF really is a creature all to itself, on this evidence itâs certainly worth reading.â âInterzone