Other News

  • For information about my upcoming events, look here.
  • 4/5/2017: The Grace of Kings is a finalist in Japan’s Seiun Awards for Best Foreign Novel; Peter Tieryas’s fantastic The United States of Japan is a fellow finalist! “Simulacrum” is a finalist in the Best Foreign Story” category.
  • 4/4/2017: Super pleased to see Death’s End by Liu Cixin (translated by me) on the 2017 Hugo ballot! Congrats to Da Liu!
  • “The Algorithms for Love” won the Ignotus Award for Best Foreign Story.
  • Hao Jingfang’s story, “Folding Beijing,” is a Hugo winner! This is only the third Hugo ever awarded to a translated work. Congrats to the other winners (N. K. Jemisin, Nnedi Okorafor, and Naomi Kritzer) and finalists (especially Bo Bolander, whose work I’ve admired for years and whose win I would have celebrated as much as Hao Jingfang’s), and Alyssa Wong, winner of the Alfie for Short Story).
  • The Grace of Kings is the winner of the Locus Award for Best First Novel!

  • “Good Hunting” won the Seiun Award for best translated story!
  • La ménagerie de papier won the 2016 Grand Prix de L’Imaignaire! Thank you to the jurors and readers!
  • Hao Jingfang’s story, “Folding Beijing,” is a Sturgeon and Locus award finalist! The story was published by Uncanny magazine and translated be me. I don’t know how often translated works get nominated for these awards, but it’s pretty rare. Really proud of what she’s accomplished.
  • I won Japan’s Twitter Literature Awards in the foreign works category with the Japanese edition of my collection, 紙の動物園. And I got a super cool plush trophy from Armadillo Hidaka!
  • The Grace of Kings was named one of NPR’s best books of 2015
  • … as well as Apple iBooks’ “Best of 2015” (Fantasy)
  • … as well as Kobo’s top SFF pick for 2015.
  • Both TWOS and The Paper Menagerie made it onto io9’s list of  “40 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books That Will Rock Your World In 2016.”
  • The president is reading my translation of The Three-Body Problem. (I never thought I’d have anything to do with something the president would read…)
  • 10/31/2015, “The Waves” won the Canopus Award for Excellence in Interstellar Writing (Previously Published Short-Form Fiction)! So honored to be among the nominees this year!
  • 6/7/2015, “The Plantimal,” my collaboration with Mike Resnick, has won the Asimov’s Reader’s Poll Award.
  • 4/28/2015, Mr. Furusawa, my Japanese editor and translator, just told me that my Japanese collection (by Hayakawa Publishing) is already going into another print run one week after its release on April 22!
  • 4/15/2015: I’ll be at the KGB Bar in NYC to do a reading with James Morrow. I’ll also be signing copies of The Grace of Kings.
  • 3/20-22/2015: I will be the Guest of Honor at Vericon XV in Cambridge, MA. The list of guests this year is really impressive: ML Brennan, Mary Robinette Kowal, Andrew Liptak, B.L Marsh, Will McIntosh, Daniel José Older, Ada Palmer, Luke Scull, Alex Shvartsman, and Jo Walton. I’ll be delivering a GOH speech at noon on Saturday in which I talk about translation both as practice and as metaphor, specifically centered on the Nebula-nominated novel The Three-Body Problem and my own debut, The Grace of Kings, followed by a signing afterward at the Harvard Book Store (from 1:00 to 1:30 PM) for the new book! (This is the very first time it will be on sale)
  • 3/14/2015: I will be at WRITERS WITH DRINKS! in San Francisco hosted by Charlie Jane Anders with Annie Sprinkle, Michelle Richmond, Joanne Harris, Aimee Suzara and Michelle Tea.
  • 3/1/2015: “The Clockwork Soldier” took first place in the Clarkesworld annual reader’s poll.
  • 2/20/2015: The Three-Body Problem is a Nebula nominee! This is only the second time that a translated novel has been nominated (the previous one was Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities). “The Regular” (my novella in Upgraded) is also nominated in the novella category. So honored and congrats to all the nominees! You can read “The Regular” for free in Neil Clarke’s Forever magazine.
  • 2/14/2015: I’ll be at Boskone (February 14 only) at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel. My panels are listed here. Also, I’ll be raffling off copies of The Grace of Kings at the multi-author book party at 6:30 PM on the 14th. If you’re going, I hope to see you there!
  • 1/28/2015: French translation of “The Algorithms for Love” is shortlisted for a Grand Prix de L’Imaginaire.
  • 12/17/2014: Regina Kanyu Wang’s interview with me for Amazing Stories is up. This is one of my favorite interviews, and it has been translated into Chinese, French, Spanish, German, and Italian (read).
  • 12/12/2014: “The Long Haul” is a selection in Jonathan Stranhan’s Year’s Best.
  • 12/9/2014: “The Regular” (novella in Upgraded) and “The Long Haul” have been selected by Gardner Dozois’s Year’s Best.
  • 11/1-11/2/2014: I’ll be a guest at the Global Chinese Nebula Awards for Science Fiction (全球华语科幻星云奖). Can’t wait to meet friends in China, old and new.
  • 10/9/2014: I’ll be at the NY Comic Con to speak on a panel called The SAGA Begins: A New Imprint from Simon & Schuster, 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM, Room 1B03. Other panelists include Lee Kelly, Sam Munson and Nnedi Okorafor. We’ll be talking about our new works coming out of Saga next year!
  • 9/20/2014: I won a Galaxy Award (银河奖) in China, for most popular foreign author! Thank you everyone.
  • 7/20/2014: I won a Seiun Award (Japanese Nebula) for best translated story (“The Paper Menagerie”)! Many thanks to Hayakawa Publishing, my publisher, and Yoshimichi Furusawa, my translator.
  • 7/12-13/2014: I’ll be at Readercon in Burlington, MA. I’ll be doing a kaffeeklatsch with Sarah Pinsker on Saturday at 10:00 AM and then a panel on extrapolating SF from science on Sunday at 12:00 PM. Hope to see you there!
  • 5/16/2014: I’ll be at Nebula Weekend from May 16 to May 18, including reading at Charlie Jane Anders’s Writers With Drinks on Friday night. It would be lovely to see you there!
  • 3/31/2014: I’ll be at Penn State to be a panelist at the Alien Form: Genre and the Production of Ethnic American Literatures symposium. If you’re around, this promises to be a very interesting event.
  • 2/25/2014, “The Litigation Master and the Monkey King” has been nominated for a Nebula. Congrats to all the nominees!
  • 12/14/2013, “The Paper Menagerie” won Best Foreign Story at the Ignotus Awards (Spanish Hugos, essentially). I’m speechless. Thank you!
  • 11/25/2013, I sold a novel (actually 3 plus a collection) to Simon & Schuster. Read all about it here.
  • 9/2/2013, “Mono no aware” won a Hugo!
  • 8/29/2013, I’ll be going to Singapore from 9/1 to 9/9 as part of the National Library Board’s Read! Singapore initiative to talk about “The Paper Menagerie” (more).
  • 8/25/2013, “The Bookmaking Habits of Select Species” and “Good Hunting” are finalists for the Washington Science Fiction Association (WSFA) Small Press Awards. Congrats to all the finalists!
  • 8/24/2013, Xia Jia’s “A Hundred Ghosts Parade Tonight,” which I translated from the Chinese, has won an Honorable Mention at the 2013 SFF Translation Awards, Short Form.
  • 6/13/2013, Wow, “Mono no aware” and “The Bookmaking Habits of Select Species” are Sturgeon finalists.
  • 5/8/2013, “Mono no aware” is a Locus Award finalist.
  • 3/30/2013, “Mono no aware” has been nominated for a Hugo.
  • 3/25/2013, Luc Reid interviews me for Strange Horizons (read).
  • 2/2013, I’ve been nominated for the Nebulas! Thank you so much, everyone! Read more about it here.
  • 1/5/2013, my guest blog post on translation is up at Ksenia Anske’s site (read).
  • 11/30/2012, Jamie Todd Rubin interviews me for InterGalactic Medicine Show (read).
  • 11/7/2012, it’s true. I’ll be translating Volume One of Liu Cixin’s 《三体》(SANTI — official title TBD) into English. Volume Two and Three will be translated by famed translators Joel Martinsen and Eric Abrahamsen. I’m really excited by the opportunity!
  • 11/4/2012, I’m incredibly honored to receive the World Fantasy Award for “The Paper Menagerie.” Thank you, everyone!
  • 10/23/2012, China Daily profiles me (read).
  • 9/3/2012, Anaea Lay interviews me so that I can tell lies (read).
  • 9/3/2012, I went to Worldcon and won a Hugo (for “The Paper Menagerie”) and got to meet tons of cool people. It was amazing! Thank you so much, everyone, for voting for me and congratulating me!
  • 8/21/2012, my Worldcon schedule has been finalized. Hope to see you there!
  • 8/17/2012, the wonderful Betsy Huang interviews me for the Asian American Literary Review (read).
  • 8/8/2012, I’m honored to see that “The Paper Menagerie” is on the World Fantasy Awards ballot for short story. It’s especially cool to be nominated along with Tim Powers, who taught me how to write almost a decade ago.
  • 7/21/2012, my translation of Chen Qiufan (Stanley Chan)’s “The Fish of Lijiang” has won the SFF Translation Awards.
  • 7/14-15, 2012, I’ll be at Readercon. I’m scheduled to be on a panel on the future of copyright at 2:00 on Saturday and then a reading for Athena Andreadis’s new anthology at 2:00 on Sunday. Please come by and say hi.
  • 6/7/2012, Patrick Hester of SF Signal interviews me (listen). I had a great time doing this interview. Thanks, Patrick!
  • 5/29/2012, Zack Jernigan’s roundtable interview on Writing About Race on Science Fiction and Fantasy, with David Anthony Durham, Aliette de Bodard, Adrian Tchaikovsky, and myself, is up at SF Signal (read part 1, part 2).
  • 5/22/2012, I’m incredibly honored to find that “The Paper Menagerie” and “The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary” made it onto the Sturgeon Award Shortlist. I can’t believe I’m listed among so many great writers. Congrats and good luck to all the finalists!
  • 5/21/2012, “The Fish of Lijiang” (《丽江的鱼儿们》), by Chen Qiufan (陈楸帆), translated by me for Clarkesworld, is a finalist in the SF & F Translation Awards.
  • 5/19/2012, “The Paper Menagerie” won the Nebula for best short story! Congrats to all the Nebula nominees and winners. I’m honored to be among you.
  • 5/7/2012, little daughter Miranda Huanyi Liu / 刘寰逸 was born at 6:19 PM, 8 lbs 10 ounces! Mother and daughter are both doing well.
  • 5/1/2012, I’m honored to see that “The Paper Menagerie” is a Locus Award finalist.
  • 4/17/2012, I’m now represented by Joe Monti of Barry Goldblatt Literary Agency!
  • 4/7/2012, I can hardly believe it. “The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary” and “The Paper Menagerie” have been nominated for the Hugo Awards! Thank you, everyone, and my hearty congratulations to all the nominees!
  • 3/6/2012, if you are an Amazon Prime member, you can now read the Nebula nominees from F&SF, including my story “The Paper Menagerie,” on the Kindle for free.
  • 2/23/2012, Elias Combarro interviews me for Sense of Wonder (read).
  • 2/22/2012, Haikasoru has announced the TOC for The Future is Japanese. I’m really proud to be in this collection! (read)
  • 2/20/2012, I’m incredibly honored to see my works on the list of Nebula finalists. Thanks you! The stories are: “The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary” and “The Paper Menagerie”.
  • 2/8/2012, Lois Tilton speaks well of my translation of Xia Jia’s “A Hundred Ghosts Parade Tonight” and gives it a “recommended.” (read).
  • 2/7/2012, Charles Tan interviews me for SF Signal (read).
  • 1/24/2012, Christie Yant of Lightspeed interviews me (read).
  • 12/14/2011, Fireside interviews me (read). Please consider supporting the magazine getting off the ground by making a pledge.
  • 12/2/2011, TRSF is now available for the kindle.
  • 11/23/2011, Slava Heretz and I interview each other (here and here).
  • 11/19/2011, PickPix Tot now available on the Amazon App Store (check it out).
  • 11/10/2011, my wife and I have released an Android version of PickPix Tot, a fun picture card game for toddlers. We hope you like it.
  • 11/08/2011, Dagan Books announced the TOC for FISH. I’m the last last story in the anthology. (TOC)
  • 10/22/2011, my wife and I have released a new iPhone/iPad app: PickPix Chinese. It’s a fun picture card game for teaching children Chinese. Hope you like it.
  • 9/30/2011, I’ve put the essay that was the basis for my Readercon panel talk about ebooks online. Read it here.
  • 8/26/2011, Panverse Three, which contains my novella, “The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary,” is now available for the Amazon Kindle.
  • 8/24/2011, Steven Silver reviews Panverse Three for Tangent and writes favorably of “The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary.” (read)
  • 8/24/2011, Carrie Cuinn interviews me. (read)
  • 7/25/2011, I’ve posted “The Phoenix” on my site.
  • 7/24/2011, I’ve posted “Beidou,” a silkpunk tale set during the Seven Years War, on my site.
  • 7/23/2011, my wife and I have launched Crimson Hammer Software and our first iPhone/iPad app (a picture card game for toddlers) is now available in the App Store.
  • 7/16-17/2011, I’ll be at Readercon in Burlington, Massachusetts. On Saturday at 11:00 AM I’ll be on a panel on “Book Design and Typography in the Digital Era.” Please stop by and say hi.
  • 7/15/2011, Editor Thomas Carpenter has announced the Gold Award for submissions to the Mirror Shards anthology. I’m really honored that “Music of the Spheres” was picked.
  • 7/12/2011, Black Moon Books has announced the TOC for Mirror Shards, an anthology on the technology of augmented reality in its many forms. Melissa Yuan-Innes, who has been my TOC-mate on several anthologies now, is also in it.
  • 7/11/2011, Panverse Publishing has released an excerpt from my novella, “The Man Who Ended History,” to be published as part of Panverse Three.
  • 6/2/2011, The Dragon and the Stars is a finalist for the Prix Aurora Awards.
  • 5/27/2011, Geoff Hart reviewed “The Paper Menagerie”.
  • 4/29/2011, Bob Blough of Tangent reviewed “Simulacrum”.
  • 4/29/2011, Lois Tilton reviewed “Altogether Elsewhere, Vast Herds of Reindeer”, giving it a recommendation.
  • 4/20/2011, Dagan Books has unveiled the cover art for IN SITU, and it’s based on my story, “You’ll Always Have the Burden With You.”
  • 4/18/2011, Dagan Books interviews me.
  • 4/3/2011, F&SF interviewed me about “The Paper Menagerie.”
  • 2/26/2011, Lois Tilton reviewed “Simulacrum” and “The Paper Menagerie.” The former gets a recommendation.
  • 2/20/2011, Crossed Genres Quarterly #1 is out. This one contains the first issues of the magazine edited by Jaym Gates & Natania Barron, with stories by Christie Yant, Molly Tanzer, and Shelly Li and myself, among others. You can buy it here.
  • 2/3/2011, “The Literomancer” made it onto Locus‘s 2010 Recommended Reading List.
  • 1/7/2011, Dagan Books has announced the TOC for In Situ.
  • 1/7/2011, Lois Tilton reviewed my story, “Tying Knots.” She gave it a recommendation.
  • 12/31/2010, from editors Eric Choi and Derwin Mak: “The Dragon and the Star was the fifth bestselling mass market paperback at Toronto’s Bakka-Phoenix Books in 2010.” (source). My story, “Beidou,” is in it.
  • 12/2010, I’ve set up my Amazon author page. Check it out.