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Broken Stars - edited by Ken Liu

Broken Stars - edited by Ken Liu
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Title: Broken Stars

Author:  Ken Liu

ISBN:  9781788548106

Weight:  939g

Signed, limited first edition, first printing

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Broken Stars by Ken Liu (editor and translator)

Here are sixteen short stories from China’s groundbreaking SFF writers, edited and translated by award-winning author Ken Liu.

Including ‘Moonlight’ by Cixin Liu and ‘The New Year Train’ by Hao Jingfang – both Hugo award-winners – this anthology features stories firmly entrenched in subgenres familiar to Western SFF readers such as hard SF, cyberpunk, science fantasy, and space opera.  It also includes stories that showcase deeper ties to Chinese culture: alternative Chinese history, chuanyue time travel and satire with historical and contemporary allusions that are likely unfamiliar to Western readers.

In addition, three essays explore the history and rise of Chinese SFF publishing, contemporary Chinese fandom, and how the growing interest in Chinese SFF 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 and transforming the Western literary landscape.

Peer & Press Reviews

Liu continues to anthologize the best of the Chinese sf scene (after Invisible Planets, 2016), showcasing a diverse array of styles…  Rounded out by essays on topics related to Chinese sf, this anthology is a must-read for any genre fan.

Alan Keep for Booklist (starred review)

Ken Liu’s smooth translation makes this a must-read for any who truly wish to explore bold, new perspectives.

David Brin, author of Existence

Western readers… will be very excited by these outstanding works.

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Bibliographic Info

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Title Broken Stars
Edited by
Translated by Ken Liu
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
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These copies have a signature page, tipped-in after the front free endpaper, which has the phrase ‘SIGNED AND LIMITED FIRST EDITION’, the book’s title, the author’s name and the publisher’s logo printed on it.

Issued direct by Head of Zeus (the publisher), the total number of copies in this unnumbered limited edition is unknown.

Contents

Introduction

Xia Jia
Goodnight, Melancholy
Liu Cixin
Moonlight
Tang Fei
Broken Stars
Han Song
Submarines
Salinger and the Koreans
Cheng Jingbo
Under a Dangling Sky
Baoshu
What Has Passed Shall in Kinder Light Appear
Hao Jingfang
The New Year Train
Fei Dao
The Robot Who Liked to Tell Tall Tales
Zhang Ran
The Snow of Jinyang
Anna Wu
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe: Laba Porridge
Ma Boyong
The First Emperor’s Games
Gu Shi
Reflection
Regina Kanyu Wang
The Brain Box
Chen Qiufan
Coming of the Light
A History of Future Illnesses

ESSAYS

Regina Kanyu Wang
A Brief Introduction to Chinese Science Fiction and Fandom

Mingwei Song
A New Continent for China Scholars: Chinese Science Fiction       Studies

Fei Dao
Science Fiction: Embarrassing No More

Overall condition: Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On the tipped-in signature page
Book Stats
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Publication date:
Printed by: CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13: 9781788548106
ISBN 10: 1788548108
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 479
Size (h x w x d): 236 x 155 x 42mm
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Jacket images Shutterstock

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