Update (February 2016): Enter a Goodreads giveaway of my debut collection!

You can pre-order my first short fiction collection, The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories (release date: March 8, 2016), from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other fine bookstores.

You can also get my debut novel, The Grace of Kings from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other fine bookstores.

The sequel, The Wall of Storms, is coming in October 2016.

I’m also the translator for Liu Cixin’s hard SF novel, The Three-Body Problem, which won the 2015 Hugo Award for Best Novel, the first translated novel to ever win that honor. The concluding volume of the “Three Body” trilogy, Death’s End, will be published August 2016.

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To contact me about reprints, adaptations, translations, questions, requests (to give talks, judge contests, hold workshops, etc.) or just to chat, please email me at ken [AT] kenliu.name.

I enjoy giving talks in professional and academic contexts as well as those intended for fans or the public. I’ve had very positive feedback for my talks with the Read! Singapore program, the World Scholar’s Cup, and academic symposia around the country at institutions such as Duke University and Clark University. And you should never hesitate to contact me about wanting to do something with one of my stories—I love connecting with and collaborating with other artists, writers, scholars, and fans.

Recent Publications

  • “Of Trees” — a story commissioned as part of artist Herman Chong’s solo exhibit, “Ifs, Ands, or Buts” from January 23 to May 3, 2016 at the Rockbund Art Museum in Shanghai. English and Chinese versions will both be incorporated into the catalog. Herman also asked me to be part of his show by creating “Legal Bookshop (Shanghai)” where I picked out books that would help readers navigate the Chinese legal system.
  • “White Hempen Sleeves” – After the Fall, an Eclipse Phase anthology edited by Jaym Gates for Posthuman Studios, 2016 (buy).
  • “Everybody Loves Charles” — translation from the Chinese original by Bao Shu (宝树), Clarkesworld, January 2016 (read).
  • “Broken Stars” — my translation of 《碎星星》by Tang Fei (糖匪), SQ Mag, January 2016 (read).
  • “Compatibility” – Ecotones, December 2015 (buy).


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