Invisible Planets

Invisible Planets

Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation

Book - 2016
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"Thirteen intriguing visions of the future from China"--Cover.
"The thirteen stories in this collection...add up to a strong and diverse representation of Chinese SF. Some have won awards in translation, some have garnered serious critical acclaim, some have been selected for Year's Best anthologies, and some are simply Ken Liu's personal favorites.To round out the collection, there are several essays from Chinese scholars and authors, plus an illuminating introduction by Ken Liu."--Book jacket.
Publisher: New York : Tor, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780765384195
0765384191
Branch Call Number: SF INVISIBLE
Characteristics: 383 pages ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Liu, Ken 1976-

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gaungthin
Apr 04, 2017

Short stories are always great for poolside / vacation consumption and Invisible Planets is no exception. While it may not give you a full picture of what Chinese fiction is (how could it when so many authors have such diverse ideas - and across such a large country?) it does give you a sense of the ideas, culture and vision that many may have. Many of the stories are excellent and I'm finding that I am now looking up some of the authors to follow up-read their full-length novels. If you like science fiction, you like opening your mind to new things - I urge you to open a bit further and explore the Invisible Planets!

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