Broken Stars

Broken Stars

Short stories

Paperback (14 Nov 2019)

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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.

Book information

ISBN: 9781788548120
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Imprint: Head of Zeus
Pub date:
Edition: Short stories
DEWEY: 895.13087620806
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 10312
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 358g
Height: 130mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 31mm