Broken Stars: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation

The stories in Broken Stars span from short-shorts to novellas, evoking every hue on the emotional spectrum, and demonstrating the vibrancy and diversity of science fiction being written in China.

 The anthology features works of hard science fiction, cyberpunk, science fantasy, and space opera, as well as genres with deeper ties to Chinese culture: alternate Chinese history, chuanyue time travel, satire with historical and contemporary allusions.

 Some of the included authors are already familiar to readers in the West (Liu Cixin and Hao Jingfang, both Hugo winners); some are publishing in English for the first time.

 In addition, three essays at the end of the book explore the history of Chinese science fiction publishing, the state of contemporary Chinese fandom, and how the growing interest in science fiction in China has impacted writers who had long labored in obscurity.

Additional Information:

  • Author: Ken Liu
  • Pages: 480
  • Size: 8.3 x 5.4 inches
  • Paperback
  • Publication: 2020