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Browsing all articles tagged with Ken Liu.

The Wall of Storms by Ken Liu

The Wall of Storms by Ken Liu
4.5

“History is the long shadow cast by the past upon the future.” “Killing the emperor was easy. Building a world that is more just and persuading those in power to exercise it wisely have been far harder.” In The Grace of Kings (2015), the first book in the Dandelion Dynasty series, Ken Liu traced the […]

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Invisible Planets edited and translated by Ken Liu

Invisible Planets edited and translated by Ken Liu
5

Invisible Planets is superb anthology of short fiction that offers Westerners in particular a series of totally unique entry points and perspectives. There is plenty of impressive science fiction and fantasy but so many other genres are also touched upon that readers are bound to be swept away and will assuredly find a new author […]

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The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu, Translated by Ken Liu

The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu, Translated by Ken Liu
5

The Three-Body Problem is about aliens. It’s also about Revolutionary China, Communism, and human nature. There’s a fair bit of philosophy thrown in, some well-explained math, and a computer game that I really wish was real. It’s a masterpiece of science fiction, and the English-speaking world is lucky to have this brilliant translation. Cixin Liu […]

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The Paper Menagerie And Other Stories by Ken Liu

The Paper Menagerie And Other Stories by Ken Liu
5

“Time’s arrow is the loss of fidelity in compression. A sketch, not a photograph. A memory is a re-creation, precious because it is both more and less than the original.” Before moving to novel-length fiction with last year’s excellent The Grace of Kings, Ken Liu concentrated his writing on short stories. His moving and inventive […]

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The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu

The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu
4.5

“There’s never going to be an end to suffering if ‘he deserves it’ is all the justification people need for inflicting pain.” Ken Liu is known in the SFF community for writing wonderful short stories like ‘The Paper Menagerie’, which uses an inventive, fantastical plot to tell a moving story about living between cultures. The […]

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