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Title Broken stars : contemporary Chinese science fiction in translation / translated and edited by Ken Liu
Edition First edition
Published New York : Tor, 2019
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Description 479 pages ; 22 cm
Contents Goodnight, melancholy / Xia Jia -- Moonlight / Liu Cixin -- Broken stars / Tang Fei -- Submarines / Han Song -- Salinger and the Koreans / Han Song -- Under a dangling sky / Chen Jingbo -- What has passed shall in kinder light appear / Baoshu -- The New Year train / Hao Jingfang -- The robot who liked to tell tall tales / Fei Dao -- The snow of Jinyang / Zhang Ran -- The restaurant at the end of the universe: Laba porridge / 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 -- 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
Summary Broken Stars, edited by multi award-winning writer Ken Liu--translator of the bestselling and Hugo Award-winning novel The Three Body Problem by acclaimed Chinese author Cixin Liu-- is his second thought-provoking anthology of Chinese short speculative fiction. The stories span the range from short-shorts to novellas, and evoke every hue on the emotional spectrum. Besides stories firmly entrenched in subgenres familiar to Western SFF readers such as hard SF, cyberpunk, science fantasy, and space opera, the anthology also includes stories that showcase deeper ties to Chinese culture: alternate Chinese history, chuanyue time travel, satire with historical and contemporary allusions that are likely unknown to the average Western reader. While the anthology makes no claim or attempt to be "representative" or "comprehensive," it demonstrates the vibrancy and diversity of science fiction being written in China at this moment
Notes "A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
Translated from the Chinese
Subject Short stories, Chinese -- Translations into English.
Chinese fiction -- 20th century -- Translations into English.
Science fiction, Chinese -- Translations into English.
Science fiction, Chinese -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Science fiction.
Short stories.
Fantasy fiction.
Cyberpunk fiction.
Essays.
Reading nook.
Author Liu, Ken, 1976- translator, editor
LC no. 2018046025
ISBN 9781250297662 (hardback)