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Invisible Planets

by Ken Liu

On Sale: 01/11/2017


About the Book

13 visions of the future from China, translated by Hugo award-winning translator and author Ken Liu.

Award-winning translator and author Ken Liu presents a collection of short speculative fiction from China. Some stories have won awards; some have been included in various 'Year's Best' anthologies; some have been well reviewed by critics and readers; and some are simply Ken's personal favorites. Many of the authors collected here (with the obvious exception of Liu Cixin) belong to the younger generation of 'rising stars'. In addition, three essays at the end of the book explore Chinese science fiction. Liu Cixin's essay, 'The Worst of All Possible Universes and the Best of All Possible Earths', gives a historical overview of SF in China and situates his own rise to prominence as the premier Chinese author within that context. Chen Qiufan's 'The Torn Generation' gives the view of a younger generation of authors trying to come to terms with the tumultuous transformations around them. Finally, Xia Jia, who holds the first Ph.D. issued for the study of Chinese SF, asks 'What Makes Chinese Science Fiction Chinese?'

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781786692788
  • ISBN 10: 1786692783
  • Imprint: Head of Zeus - GB
  • On Sale: 01/11/2017
  • Pages: 400
  • BISAC1: Fiction & related items / Science fiction


Ken Liu's short stories have won a Nebula, two Hugos, a World Fantasy Award and a Science Fiction & Fantasy Translation Award. He also translated Cixin Liu's Hugo winning THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM. Find out more at

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