Broken stars : contemporary Chinese science fiction in translation
|Format:||Print Book 2019|
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LOCUS AWARD FINALIST FOR BEST ANTHOLOGY
Sixteen short stories from China's groundbreaking science fiction writers, edited and translated by award-winning author Ken Liu.
In Hugo award-winner Liu Cixin's 'Moonlight,' a man is contacted by three future versions of himself, each trying to save their world from destruction. Hao Jingfang's 'The New Year Train' sees 1,500 passengers go missing on a train that vanishes into space. In the title story by Tang Fei, a young girl is shown how the stars can reveal the future.
In addition, three essays explore the history and rise of Chinese science fiction publishing, contemporary Chinese fandom, and how the growing interest in Chinese SF has impacted writers who had long laboured in obscurity.
By turns dazzling, melancholy and thought-provoking, Broken Stars celebrates the vibrancy and diversity of SFF voices emerging from China.
"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
"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 .
ContentsGoodnight, 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. Essays. 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.
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Science fiction, Chinese
-- Translations into English.
|Publisher|| New York :2019
1976- translator, editor.
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
479 pages ; 19 cm