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Ken Liu - Author

About the Author

Ken Liu was born in China and moved to America at the age of 11. He read English at Harvard and studied law at Harvard Law School. He has won the Sturgeon, the Hugo (three times), the Nebula, and the World Fantasy Awards.

Featured books by Ken Liu

The Paper Menagerie

The Paper Menagerie

Author: Ken Liu Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/03/2016

Ken Liu has published almost 100 short stories and won nearly every genre award in existence. Here, he has selected his 15 favourite stories, including The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary (Finalist for Hugo, Nebula, and Sturgeon Awards), Mono No Aware (Hugo Award winner), The Bookmaking Habits of Select Species (Nebula and Sturgeon award finalists).

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Other books by Ken Liu

Broken Stars

Broken Stars

Author: Ken Liu Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/11/2019

A new anthology of Chinese short-fiction by award winning author Ken Liu. Here are sixteen short stories from China's groundbreaking SFF writers, edited and translated by award-winning author Ken Liu. In Hugo award-winner Liu Cixin's 'Moonlight', a man is contacted by three future versions of himself, each trying to save their world from destruction. Hao Jingfang's 'The New Year Train' sees 1,500 passengers go missing on a train that vanishes into space. In the title story by Tang Fei, a young girl is shown how the stars can reveal the future. In addition, three essays explore the history and rise of Chinese SFF publishing, contemporary Chinese fandom, and how the growing interest in Chinese SFF has impacted writers who had long laboured in obscurity. By turns dazzling, melancholy and thought-provoking, Broken Stars celebrates the vibrancy and diversity of SFF voices emerging from China. 'Dreamlike and hypnotic, evocative and inspiring' THE BOOKBAG. 'Ken Liu is a genius' ELIZABETH BEAR. 'An instant classic ... Poetry on every page' HUGH HOWEY.

Broken Stars

Broken Stars

Author: Ken Liu Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/02/2019

A new anthology of Chinese short-fiction by award winning author Ken Liu. Here are sixteen short stories from China's groundbreaking SFF writers, edited and translated by award-winning author Ken Liu. In Hugo award-winner Liu Cixin's 'Moonlight', a man is contacted by three future versions of himself, each trying to save their world from destruction. Hao Jingfang's 'The New Year Train' sees 1,500 passengers go missing on a train that vanishes into space. In the title story by Tang Fei, a young girl is shown how the stars can reveal the future. In addition, three essays explore the history and rise of Chinese SFF publishing, contemporary Chinese fandom, and how the growing interest in Chinese SFF has impacted writers who had long laboured in obscurity. By turns dazzling, melancholy and thought-provoking, Broken Stars celebrates the vibrancy and diversity of SFF voices emerging from China. 'Dreamlike and hypnotic, evocative and inspiring' THE BOOKBAG. 'Ken Liu is a genius' ELIZABETH BEAR. 'An instant classic ... Poetry on every page' HUGH HOWEY.

Broken Stars

Broken Stars

Author: Ken Liu Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2019

A new anthology of Chinese short-fiction by award winning author Ken Liu. Here are sixteen short stories from China's groundbreaking SFF writers, edited and translated by award-winning author Ken Liu. In Hugo award-winner Liu Cixin's 'Moonlight', a man is contacted by three future versions of himself, each trying to save their world from destruction. Hao Jingfang's 'The New Year Train' sees 1,500 passengers go missing on a train that vanishes into space. In the title story by Tang Fei, a young girl is shown how the stars can reveal the future. In addition, three essays explore the history and rise of Chinese SFF publishing, contemporary Chinese fandom, and how the growing interest in Chinese SFF has impacted writers who had long laboured in obscurity. By turns dazzling, melancholy and thought-provoking, Broken Stars celebrates the vibrancy and diversity of SFF voices emerging from China. 'Dreamlike and hypnotic, evocative and inspiring' THE BOOKBAG. 'Ken Liu is a genius' ELIZABETH BEAR. 'An instant classic ... Poetry on every page' HUGH HOWEY.

Die Gotter von Dara

Die Gotter von Dara

Author: Ken Liu Format: eBook Release Date: 26/09/2018

Machtige Himmelsschiffe, fantastische Kreaturen und eigennutzige Gotter: Ken Lius High Fantasy-Epos mischt asiatische Mythologie mit todlichen Rankespielen und dem Kampf um die Macht im Inselreich Dara. Zehn Jahre nachdem Kuni zum Kaiser von Dara aufgestiegen ist, herrscht ein brchiger Friede im Land. Kunis Feinde planen ihre Rache sorgfltig, und die Gtter sind dem Kaiser keine Sttze - und all seine Plne geraten ins Wanken, als sich an den Grenzen des Reiches eine neue Bedrohung formiert. "e;Lius Charaktere begeistern, die Weltenschpfung ist ungewhnlich und berzeugend, seine Sprache entwickelt eine eingngige Strahlkraft. Diese Saga bezaubert jeden Fan epischer Fantasy mit genau der richtigen Menge Spannung und magischen Einfllen."e; Publishers Weekly"e;Die Gtter von Dara"e; ist der zweite Teil der Seidenkrieger-Reihe.

Ciudad Nomada y otros relatos

Ciudad Nomada y otros relatos

Bienvenido/a a una nueva antologia de Nova Fantastica, una seleccion que intenta ofrecer un equilibrio entre la mejor narrativa breve mundial y cuentos escritos originalmente en espanol. En este volumen el lector podr encontrar historias que tratan temas como la eutanasia, el autismo, la inmigracin ilegal o la mercantilizacin del mundo del arte. Relatos distpicos, con un enfoque a lo Black Mirror, crudos cuadros de supervivencia tras el apocalipsis o que se enfrentan a la esencia ms descarnada de la naturaleza; pero tambin hay espacio para la esperanza, la tenacidad, los sentimientos y el sentido de la maravilla, tramas que siguen la evolucin del universo y que muestran que una mente artificial puede llegar a ser tan humana como una biolgica. Bienvenido/a al futuro, hoy.

Star Wars: The Legends of Luke Skywalker

Star Wars: The Legends of Luke Skywalker

Author: Ken Liu Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

As a cargo ship rockets across the galaxy to Canto Bight, the deckhands on board trade stories about legendary Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker. But are the stories of the iconic and mysterious Skywalker true, or merely tall tales passed from one corner of the Star Wars galaxy to another? Is Skywalker really a famous Jedi hero, an elaborate charlatan, or even part droid? The deckhands will have to decide for themselves when they hear The Legends of Luke Skywalker. A collection of myths and tall-tales about the legendary Jedi Luke Skywalker, written by Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy Award-winning author Ken Liu.

Star Wars: Die Legenden von Luke Skywalker

Star Wars: Die Legenden von Luke Skywalker

Author: Ken Liu Format: eBook Release Date: 04/12/2017

Ein Band der Reihe JOURNEY TO STAR WARS: DIE LETZTEN JEDI Bevor im Dezember mit Star Wars: Die letzten Jedi ein neues Kapitel der Sternen- Saga beginnt, ist in diesem spannenden Roman von Ken Liu die Lebensgeschichte einer der beliebtesten Charaktere des Star Wars-Universums nachzulesen. EPISODE VIII - Ab Dezember weltweit im Kino!

Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi The Legends of Luke Skywalker

Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi The Legends of Luke Skywalker

Author: Ken Liu Format: eBook Release Date: 31/10/2017

As a cargo ship rockets across the galaxy to Canto Bight, the deckhands on board trade stories about legendary Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker. But are the stories of iconic and mysterious Luke Skywalker true, or merely tall tales passed from one corner of the galaxy to another? Is Skywalker really a famous Jedi hero, an elaborate charlatan, or even part droid? The deckhands will have to decide for themselves when they hear The Legends of Luke Skywalker. A collection of myths and tall-tales about the legendary Jedi Luke Skywalker, written by Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy award-winning author Ken Liu.

Invisible Planets

Invisible Planets

Author: Ken Liu Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2017

Here are thirteen short stories from the new frontiers of Chinese science fiction, selected and translated by Hugo, Nebula, Locus and World Fantasy Award-winner Ken Liu. Hao Jingfang's Hugo-Award-Winning 'Folding Beijing' takes place in a near-future dystopia where the title city's buildings fold into and out of the earth, allowing three different strata of society to spend part of the day above ground. Xia Jia's 'Night Journey of the Dragon-Horse' describes a post-apocalyptic world where machines have outlived the humans who engineered them. In 'Taking Care of God' by Liu Cixin - author of The Three-Body Problem, the first translated novel to win the Hugo Award - a race of white-haired, white-robed beings arrive on Earth, claiming they are God, creators of everything who now want to spend their retirement years with us... Including an introduction by Ken Liu and three essays exploring Chinese science fiction, this is a phenomenal collection of strange worlds, hypnotic landscapes and unbridled imagination.

The Wall of Storms

The Wall of Storms

Author: Ken Liu Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2017

The second book in The Dandelion Dynasty, the epic fantasy trilogy by Ken Liu. Dara is united under the Emperor Ragin, once known as Kuni Garu, the bandit king. There has been peace for six years, but the Dandelion Throne rests on bloody foundations - Kuni's betrayal of his friend, Mata Zyndu, the Hegemon. The Hegemon's rule was brutal and unbending - but he died well, creating a legend that haunts the new emperor, no matter what good he strives to do. Where war once forged unbreakable bonds between Kuni's inner circle, peace now gnaws at their loyalties. Where ancient wisdoms once held sway, a brilliant scholar promises a philosophical revolution. And from the far north, over the horizon, comes a terrible new threat... The scent of blood is in the water.

Invisible Planets

Invisible Planets

Author: Ken Liu Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2016

Here are thirteen short stories from the new frontiers of Chinese science fiction, selected and translated by Hugo, Nebula, Locus and World Fantasy Award-winner Ken Liu. Hao Jingfang's Hugo-Award-Winning 'Folding Beijing' takes place in a near-future dystopia where the title city's buildings fold into and out of the earth, allowing three different strata of society to spend part of the day above ground. Xia Jia's 'Night Journey of the Dragon-Horse' describes a post-apocalyptic world where machines have outlived the humans who engineered them. In 'Taking Care of God' by Liu Cixin - author of The Three-Body Problem, the first translated novel to win the Hugo Award - a race of white-haired, white-robed beings arrive on Earth, claiming they are God, creators of everything who now want to spend their retirement years with us... Including an introduction by Ken Liu and three essays exploring Chinese science fiction, this is a phenomenal collection of strange worlds, hypnotic landscapes and unbridled imagination.

The Wall of Storms

The Wall of Storms

Author: Ken Liu Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2016

The second book in The Dandelion Dynasty, the epic fantasy trilogy by Ken Liu. Dara is united under the Emperor Ragin, once known as Kuni Garu, the bandit king. There has been peace for six years, but the Dandelion Throne rests on bloody foundations - Kuni's betrayal of his friend, Mata Zyndu, the Hegemon. The Hegemon's rule was brutal and unbending - but he died well, creating a legend that haunts the new emperor, no matter what good he strives to do. Where war once forged unbreakable bonds between Kuni's inner circle, peace now gnaws at their loyalties. Where ancient wisdoms once held sway, a brilliant scholar promises a philosophical revolution. And from the far north, over the horizon, comes a terrible new threat ... The scent of blood is in the water.

Wall of Storms

Wall of Storms

Author: Ken Liu Format: eBook Release Date: 06/10/2016

The second book in The Dandelion Dynasty, the epic fantasy trilogy by Ken Liu. Dara is united under the Emperor Ragin, once known as Kuni Garu, the bandit king. There has been peace for six years, but the Dandelion Throne rests on bloody foundations - Kuni's betrayal of his friend, Mata Zyndu, the Hegemon. The Hegemon's rule was brutal and unbending - but he died well, creating a legend that haunts the new emperor, no matter what good he strives to do. Where war once forged unbreakable bonds between Kuni's inner circle, peace now gnaws at their loyalties. Where ancient wisdoms once held sway, a brilliant scholar promises a philosophical revolution. And from the far north, over the horizon, comes a terrible new threat ... The scent of blood is in the water.

The Wall of Storms

The Wall of Storms

Author: Ken Liu Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2016

The second book in The Dandelion Dynasty, the epic fantasy trilogy by Ken Liu. Dara is united under the Emperor Ragin, once known as Kuni Garu, the bandit king. There has been peace for six years, but the Dandelion Throne rests on bloody foundations - Kuni's betrayal of his friend, Mata Zyndu, the Hegemon. The Hegemon's rule was brutal and unbending - but he died well, creating a legend that haunts the new emperor, no matter what good he strives to do. Where war once forged unbreakable bonds between Kuni's inner circle, peace now gnaws at their loyalties. Where ancient wisdoms once held sway, a brilliant scholar promises a philosophical revolution. And from the far north, over the horizon, comes a terrible new threat ... The scent of blood is in the water.

Wall of Storms

Wall of Storms

Author: Ken Liu Format: eBook Release Date: 04/10/2016

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The Paper Menagerie

The Paper Menagerie

Author: Ken Liu Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2016

Ken Liu is one of the most original, thought-provoking and award-winning short-story writers of his generation. This is the first collection of his work - sixteen stories that invoke the magical within the mundane, by turns profound, beguiling and heartbreaking. Included here are: The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary (Finalist for Hugo, Nebula, and Sturgeon Awards), Mono No Aware (Hugo Award winner), The Waves (Nebula Award finalist), The Bookmaking Habits of Select Species (Nebula and Sturgeon award finalists), All the Flavors (Nebula Award finalist), The Litigation Master and the Monkey King (Nebula Award finalist) ,and the most awarded story in the genre's history, The Paper Menagerie (the only story ever to win the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards).

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