Sinopicon : new Chinese science fiction

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Summary
This celebration of Chinese Science Fiction -- thirteen stories, all translated for the first time into English -- represents a unique exploration of the nation's speculative fiction from the late 20th Century onwards, curated and translated by critically acclaimed writer and essayist Xueting Christine Ni .

From the renowned Jiang Bo's 'Starship: Library' to Regina Kanyu Wang's 'The Tide of Moon City, and Anna Wu's 'Meisje met de Parel', this is a collection for all fans of great fiction.

Award winners, bestsellers, screenwriters, playwrights, philosophers, university lecturers and computer programmers, these thirteen writers represent the breadth of Chinese SF, from new to old: Gu Shi, Han Song, Hao Jingfang, Nian Yu, Wang Jinkang, Zhao Haihong, Tang Fei, Ma Boyong, Anna Wu, A Que, Bao Shu, Regina Kanyu Wang and Jiang Bo .
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Xueting showcases the depth and breadth of Chinese sci-fi, or Kehuan, in this superior anthology that demonstrates the deep well of talent to be found beyond big names such as Liu Cixin. These 13 never-before-translated stories couch universal themes of the genre--including the consequences of time travel ("Meisje Met De Parel" by Anna Wu) and the implications of advanced artificial intelligence ("Qiankun and Alex" by Hao Jingfang and "Cat's Chance in Hell" by Nian Yu)--in elements unique to Chinese identity, culture, and history. Every entry is high-quality, but among the most memorable are Han Song's "Tombs of the Universe," a moving exploration of how the remains of the dead are treated after humanity begins exploring the cosmos, and Gu Shi's "The Last Save," which presents a troubling future in which technology enables endless options for rebooting human life and unlimited storage space allows people to fix every mistake by going back in time and making different choices. Xueting's concise but detailed introduction and thoughtful story notes provide helpful context, illuminating the history of Kehuan and the ways in which the genre has evolved over the decades. The masterful result validates Xueting's endeavor--and will only whet readers' appetite for more translations. (June)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Science fiction, Chinese -- Translations into English.
Short stories, Chinese -- Translations into English.
Science fiction, Chinese.
Short stories, Chinese.
Translations.
Publisher Nottingham :2021
Contributors Ni, Xueting Christine, editor.
Language English
Notes Translated from the Chinese.
Description 1 volume ; 20 cm
ISBN 9781781088524
1781088527
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