Liu, Ken

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"The Dandelion Dynasty"

Liu has won about every speculative fiction prize there is, including a Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy Award...

Invisible Planets: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation

The 13 tales here demonstrate a wide range of styles. Most have won awards in China, but some are just Liu's favorites. Additional essays provides context for readers new to Chinese sf.

The Wall of Storms

This absorbing fantasy, influenced by Chinese history yet utterly fresh, gets better as it marches along. Despite its length, fans of epic fantasy will devour this story and be clamoring for the next entry. [See Eric Norton's SF Genre Spotlight, "Imagined Multiverses," LJ 8/16.]

The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories

These remarkable stories highlight Liu's themes of family, love, and politics and gathered in one collection pack an even bigger punch. Those who revere shorter speculative works will definitely want this book. [See Prepub Alert, 6/21/15.]

The Grace of Kings

A long-awaited debut novel from award-winning short story writer Liu, this is the first volume of what looks to be a chewy, epic fantasy series. The plot builds slowly, but the author is clearly planning for the long haul. Rather than drawing on a medieval Europe influence for his world, Liu has pulled in Asian cultural touches, which make for a nice change.

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