Ken Liu : Chinese SF


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The popularity of Chinese science fiction in recent years is due almost entirely to the work of Ken Liu, a writer in his own right, and translator of Cixin Liu's The Three-Body Problem in 2014. The success of that novel, which won a Hugo Award, led to two anthologies of short fiction by Chinese authors that had been translated over the years by Ken Liu.

Meanwhile another anthology, from Columbia University Press, was published in 2018, with works from various translators, and including seven authors not included in the Liu books.

Most-often included authors: Chen Qiufan (6), then Cixin Liu and Xia Jia (5 each).

  • Invisible Planets: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation, Ken Liu, ed. (Tor, 2016) [isfdb]
  • The Reincarnated Giant: An Anthology of Twenty-First-Century Chinese Science Fiction, Mingwei Song & Theodore Huters, eds. (Columbia University Press, 2018) [isfdb]
  • Broken Stars: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation, Ken Liu, ed. (Tor, 2019) [isfdb]



Combined Contents by Author and Title


Ma Boyong
  • The City of Silence -- Invisible Planets
  • The First Emperor's Games -- Broken Stars
  • Fei Dao
  • The Demon's Head -- The Reincarnated Giant
  • The Robot Who Liked to Tell Tall Tales -- Broken Stars
  • Tang Fei
  • Broken Stars -- Broken Stars
  • Call Girl -- Invisible Planets
  • Zhao Haihong
  • 1923: A Fantasy -- The Reincarnated Giant
  • Chi Hui
  • The Rain Forest -- The Reincarnated Giant
  • Xia Jia
  • The Demon-Enslaving Flask -- The Reincarnated Giant
  • Goodnight, Melancholy -- Broken Stars
  • A Hundred Ghosts Parade Tonight (Clarkesworld Feb 2012) -- Invisible Planets
  • Night Journey of the Dragon-Horse -- Invisible Planets
  • Tongtong's Summer -- Invisible Planets
  • Cheng Jingbo
  • Grave of the Fireflies -- Invisible Planets
  • Under a Dangling Sky -- Broken Stars
  • Hao Jingfang
  • Folding Beijing (Uncanny Jan/Feb 2015) -- Invisible Planets
  • Invisible Planets -- Invisible Planets
  • The New Year Train -- Broken Stars
  • Wang Jinkang
  • The Reincarnated Giant -- The Reincarnated Giant
  • Dung Kai-cheung
  • Histories of Time: The Luster of Mute Porcelain (excerpts) -- The Reincarnated Giant
  • La La
  • The Radio Waves That Never Die -- The Reincarnated Giant
  • Cixin Liu
  • The Circle -- Invisible Planets
  • Moonlight -- Broken Stars
  • The Poetry Cloud -- The Reincarnated Giant
  • Taking Care of God -- Invisible Planets
  • The Village Schoolteacher -- The Reincarnated Giant
  • Chen Qiufan
  • Balin -- The Reincarnated Giant
  • Coming of the Light -- Broken Stars
  • The Fish of Lijiang -- Invisible Planets
  • The Flower of Shazui -- Invisible Planets
  • A History of Future Illnesses -- Broken Stars
  • The Year of the Rat -- Invisible Planets
  • Zhang Ran
  • The Snow of Jinyang -- Broken Stars
  • Gu Shi
  • Reflection -- Broken Stars
  • Bao Shu
  • Songs of Ancient Earth -- The Reincarnated Giant
  • What Has Passed Shall in Kinder Light Appear -- Broken Stars
  • Han Song
  • The Passengers and the Creator -- The Reincarnated Giant
  • Regenerated Bricks -- The Reincarnated Giant
  • Salinger and the Koreans -- Broken Stars
  • Submarines -- Broken Stars
  • Regina Kanyu Wang
  • The Brain Box -- Broken Stars
  • Anna Wu
  • The Restaurant at the End of the Universe: Laba Porridge -- Broken Stars
  • Lo Yi-chin
  • "Science Fiction": A Chapter of Daughter -- The Reincarnated Giant
  • Egoyan Zheng
  • The Dream Devourer (chapters 57) -- The Reincarnated Giant

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