Invisible Planets

Invisible Planets

Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation

Book - 2016
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Sciencefiction readers the world over have recently become familiar with Ken Liu'sChinese translation work via TheThree-Body Problem, the bestselling and Hugo award-winning novel byacclaimed Chinese author Cixin Liu. Ken Liu has now assembled, translated, andedited an anthology of Chinese science fiction stories, the most comprehensivecollection yet available in the English language, sure to thrill and gratifyreaders developing a taste and excitement for Chinese SF.

Thethirteen stories in this collection, including two by Cixin Liu and the Hugoand Sturgeon Award-nominated "Folding Beijing" by Hao Jingfang, add up to astrong and diverse representation of Chinese SF. Some have won awards, somehave garnered serioius critical acclaim, some have been selected for Year'sBest anthologies, and some are simply Ken Liu's personal favorites. To roundout the collection, there are several essays from Chinese scholars and authors,plus an illuminating introduction by Ken Liu. Anyone with an interest ininternational science fiction will find InvisiblePlanets an indispensable addition to their collection.

Publisher: New York : Tor, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780765384195
0765384191
Branch Call Number: FIC INVIS
Characteristics: 383 pages ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Liu, Ken 1976-

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gaungthin
Apr 04, 2017

Short stories are always great for poolside / vacation consumption and Invisible Planets is no exception. While it may not give you a full picture of what Chinese fiction is (how could it when so many authors have such diverse ideas - and across such a large country?) it does give you a sense of the ideas, culture and vision that many may have. Many of the stories are excellent and I'm finding that I am now looking up some of the authors to follow up-read their full-length novels. If you like science fiction, you like opening your mind to new things - I urge you to open a bit further and explore the Invisible Planets!

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