I have a busy fall coming up:
“Folding Beijing” wins a Hugo
“Folding Beijing,” written by Hao Jingfang and translated by me, has won a Hugo! Big congrats to Jingfang and the other winners. (And a special congrats to Uncanny magazine, which published the story and won a Hugo as well!)
I knew I wanted to translate “Folding Beijing” as soon as I read it. To understand something about Hao Jingfang’s thinking behind the story, be sure to read this essay she wrote.
The Wall of Storms: October 4 (and a Goodreads giveaway)
The Wall of Storms, the first sequel to The Grace of Kings, is coming from Saga Press on October 4, 2016.
I’m so excited that this book, over which I’ve labored for more than a year, is finally going out to readers. It’s bigger, better, and funner in every way than TGOK.
Saga is holding a Goodreads giveaway of ARCs of the book (limited to US addresses). Please enter and help spread the word! (And if you win, please leave an honest review wherever you like).
Death’s End: September 20 (and ARC giveaway)
My English translation of the final volume of Liu Cixin’s hard SF “Three-Body” trilogy, Death’s End, is coming from Tor Books on September 20, 2016.
This is my favorite volume of the trilogy (and also the favorite of my editor, Liz Gorinsky, and fellow translator John Chu). Liu Cixin said that this book is closer to his ideal style than the other books in the trilogy, and I agree.
If you enjoyed the other books in the series, you’ll really love this one.
Invisible Planets: November 1
My collection of translations of contemporary Chinese SF is coming from Tor Books on November 1, 2016.
This vibrant collection of short stories runs the gamut from hard fantasy to ethereal science fiction. Besides stories like the Hugo award-winning ‘Folding Beijing,’ these are tales rich with lush language, inventive premises, and heart-breaking story-telling.
— Mary Robinette Kowal, Hugo-winning author of Ghost Talkers
Not only does this collection contain stories by China’s two Hugo winners (Liu Cixin and Hao Jingfang), but it also features a brand new story by Xia Jia, as well as works from Chen Qiufan, Tang Fei, Cheng Jingbo, and Ma Boyong.
I’ll have more news about this title as we get closer to the release date.
I’ll be doing a lot of traveling in September and October as I jet around Europe and the US to attend literary festivals and other events. (The linked page will have more details about appearances when I get them.) If you’re in the UK, France, Spain, or near the Dallas/Fort Worth area, the next few months will give us a chance to meet and chat!
- Visit to the UK, 9/3-9/6, London, the UK.
- Festival America, 9/8-9/11, Vincennes, France.
- Niebla Festival, 9/30-10/2, Salamanca, Spain.
- Fort Worth Library, 10/21, Fort Worth, TX.