Broken Stars - Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation

Author(s): Ken Liu (Editor, Translator)

Sci Fi/Fantasy

The stories in Broken Stars span from short-shorts to novellas, evoking every hue on the emotional spectrum, and demonstrating the vibrancy and diversity of science fiction being written in China.


The anthology features works of hard science fiction, cyberpunk, science fantasy, and space opera, as well as genres with deeper ties to Chinese culture: alternate Chinese history, chuanyue time travel, satire with historical and contemporary allusions.


Some of the included authors are already familiar to readers in the West (Liu Cixin and Hao Jingfang, both Hugo winners); some are publishing in English for the first time.


In addition, three essays at the end of the book explore the history of Chinese science fiction publishing, the state of contemporary Chinese fandom, and how the growing interest in science fiction in China has impacted writers who had long labored in obscurity.
Stories include:
"Goodnight, Melancholy" by Xia Jia
"The Snow of Jinyang" by Zhang Ran
"Broken Stars" by Tang Fei
"Submarines" by Han Song
"Salinger and the Koreans" by Han Song
"Under a Dangling Sky" by Cheng Jingbo
"What Has Passed Shall in Kinder Light Appear" by Baoshu
"The New Year Train" by Hao Jingfang
"The Robot Who Liked to Tell Tall Tales" by Fei Dao
"Moonlight" by Liu Cixin
"The Restaurant at the End of the Universe: Laba Porridge" by Anna Wu
"The First Emperor's Games" by Ma Boyong
"Reflection" by Gu Shi
"The Brain Box" by Regina Kanyu Wang
"Coming of the Light" by Chen Qiufan
"A History of Future Illnesses" by Chen Qiufan


Essays:
"A Brief Introduction to Chinese Science Fiction and Fandom," by Regina Kanyu Wang,
"A New Continent for China Scholars: Chinese Science Fiction Studies" by Mingwei Song
"Science Fiction: Embarrassing No More" by Fei Dao


For more Chinese SF in translation, check out Invisible Planets.

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  • : 9781788548120
  • : Head of Zeus
  • : Head of Zeus
  • : January 2020
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Special Fields

  • : Ken Liu (Editor, Translator)
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 895.130876
  • : 480