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The Resource Invisible planets : contemporary Chinese science fiction in translation, translated and edited by Ken Liu

Invisible planets : contemporary Chinese science fiction in translation, translated and edited by Ken Liu

Label
Invisible planets : contemporary Chinese science fiction in translation
Title
Invisible planets
Title remainder
contemporary Chinese science fiction in translation
Statement of responsibility
translated and edited by Ken Liu
Contributor
Editor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
  • "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
  • "Award-winning translator and author Ken Liu presents a collection of short speculative fiction from China. Some stories have won awards (including Hao Jingfang's Hugo-winning novella, Folding Beijing); 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 New York Times bestseller Liu Cixin's two stories) 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?" -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
IHE
Dewey number
895.130108
Index
no index present
Language note
Text in English translated from the Chinese
LC call number
PL2658.E8
LC item number
I58 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Liu, Ken
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  • Science fiction, Chinese
  • Short stories, Chinese
  • Science fiction, Chinese
  • Short stories, Chinese
Label
Invisible planets : contemporary Chinese science fiction in translation, translated and edited by Ken Liu
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates book." -- Title page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: China dreams / by Ken Liu -- Chen Qiufan. The year of the rat ; The fish of Lijiang ; The flower of Shazui -- Xia Jia. A hundred ghosts parade tonight ; Tongtong's summer ; Night journey of the Dragon-horse -- Ma Boyong. The city of silence -- Hao Jingfang. Invisible planets ; Folding Beijing -- Tang Fei. Call girl -- Cheng Jingbo. Grave of the fireflies -- Liu Cixin. The circle ; Taking care of God -- Essays : The worst of all possible universes and the best of all possible earths: Three-body and Chinese science fiction -- The torn generation: Chinese science fiction in a culture in transition -- What makes Chinese science fiction Chinese?
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
383 pages
Isbn
9780765384195
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn961118723
  • (OCoLC)961118723
Label
Invisible planets : contemporary Chinese science fiction in translation, translated and edited by Ken Liu
Publication
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates book." -- Title page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: China dreams / by Ken Liu -- Chen Qiufan. The year of the rat ; The fish of Lijiang ; The flower of Shazui -- Xia Jia. A hundred ghosts parade tonight ; Tongtong's summer ; Night journey of the Dragon-horse -- Ma Boyong. The city of silence -- Hao Jingfang. Invisible planets ; Folding Beijing -- Tang Fei. Call girl -- Cheng Jingbo. Grave of the fireflies -- Liu Cixin. The circle ; Taking care of God -- Essays : The worst of all possible universes and the best of all possible earths: Three-body and Chinese science fiction -- The torn generation: Chinese science fiction in a culture in transition -- What makes Chinese science fiction Chinese?
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
383 pages
Isbn
9780765384195
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn961118723
  • (OCoLC)961118723

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