Recent Publications

  • 8/6/2014, “In the Loop” is out in War Stories, edited by Andrew Liptak and Jaym Gates(buy)
  • 8/4/2014, “Seventh Day of the Seventh Moon” is out in Kaleidoscope, an anthology of diverse YA contemporary fantasy edited by Alisa Krasnostein and Julia Rios (buy).
  • 5/13, 2014, “What I Assume You Shall Assume” is out in Dead Man’s Hand, edited by John Joseph Adams (buy).
  • 5/9/2014, “Knotting Grass, Holding Ring” is out in Long Hidden, edited by Rose Fox and Daniel José Older (buy).

  • 4/7/2014, “Event Cloak” is out in Cosmos magazine (read).
  • 3/20/2014, “The Ten Suns” is out in Dark Expanse: Surviving the Collapse (buy).
  • 3/1/2014, “The Gods Will Not Be Chained” is out in The End is Nigh, Book I of the Apocalypse Triptych, edited by John Joseph Adams and Hugh Howey (buy).
  • 2/25/2014, “None Owns the Air” is out at Lightspeed (read).
  • 2/19/2014, “What Is Expected of a Wedding Host” is out at Daily Science Fiction (read).
  • 2/13/2014, “The Shadowcrafter” is out at PodCastle, narrated by Aki Gibbons (listen).
  • 1/29/2014, “Reborn” is out at Tor.com (read).
  • 1/21/2014, “Effect and Cause” and “Before and After” are out as audio productions at StarShipSofa, narrated by the amazing Josh Roseman and Adam Pracht (listen).
  • 1/16/2014, “The Plantimal” — co-written with Mike Resnick — is out in the March 2014 issue of Asimov’s.
  • 1/15/2014, “Second Chance” is out in Nature (read).
  • 1/15/2014, 《涅槃》, Chinese translation of “State Change” by 吴霜, is out in the January issue of 《文艺风赏》.
  • 1/1/2014, “The Clockwork Soldier” is out in Clarkesworld (read) along with my translation of “Grave of the Fireflies” by Cheng Jingbo (read). There’s also an audio version of the story narrated by the lovely and amazing Kate Baker (listen).
  • 12/12/2013, two reprints: (1) “Maxwell’s Demon,” narrated by Aki Gibbons, is out at PodCastle (listen); (2) “You’ll Always Have the Burden With You” is out at Perihelion SF (read).
  • 12/3/2013, “Before and After” is out in the December issue of Apex (read).
  • 11/1/2013, Bulgarian translation of “The Algorithms for Love” is out in the fanzine, The Gathering of Troubadours (read).
  • 11/1/2013, “Here-and-Now” is out in Kasma SF (read).
  • 10/22/2013, “Ghost Days” is out in Lightspeed (read or listen).
  • 10/7/2013, “The MSG Golem” is out in Unidentified Funny Objects 2, edited by Alex Shvartsman (buy).
  • 9/12/2013, “The Journal” is out in Fireside, Issue 5 (read — subscription required). Note the wonderful illustration by Hugo-winning Galen Dara.
  • 8/23/2013, “The Call of the Pancake Factory,” my homage to H.P. Lovecraft, commissioned by Drabblecast, is out. It’s narrated by Rish Outfield and Big Anklevich of the Dunesteef Podcast (read & listen).
  • 8/13/2013, “The Litigation Master and the Monkey King” is up at Lightspeed, along with a narration by John Chu (read/listen).
  • 8/13/2013, “Nova Verba, Mundus Novus” has been published by Daily Science Fiction (read).
  • 8/6/2013, “Mono no aware” is out at Escape Pod, narrated by John Chu (listen).
  • 8/1/2013, “The Litigatrix” is out in GigaNotoSaurus (read).
  • 7/28/2013, “Echoes in the Dark” is out in Mythic Delirium Issue 0.1 (July-September 2013) (buy).
  • 6/19/2013, 《人生百味》(Chinese translation of “All the Flavors”) is out in the July issue of Science Fiction World Translations.
  • 6/19/2013, 《天书奇谭》(Chinese translation of “The Bookmaking Habits of Select Species”) is out in the July issue of Science Fiction World.
  • 6/12/2013, Daily Science Fiction has published “The City of Chrysanthemum” (read).
  • 6/11/2013, Lightspeed has reprinted my Hugo-nominated story, “Mono no aware” (read).
  • 6/6/2013, my translation of Chen Qiufan’s “The Endless Farewell” is out in the Spring 2013 issue of Pathlight.
  • 6/5/2013, my translation of Chen Qiufan’s “Year of the Rat” is out in the July/August issue of F&SF.
  • 6/4/2013, Apex has published my translation of Tang Fei’s “Call Girl” (read).
  • 5/15/2013, Nature has published “The Plague” (read).
  • 5/10/2013, “Algorithms for Love” is reprinted in Issue #4 of International Speculative Fiction (read).
  • 5/2/2013, Escape Pod presents the audio version for my story, “Good Hunting,” read by John Chu (listen).
  • 4/30/2013, “Effect and Cause” is out at Galaxy’s Edge, edited by Mike Resnick.
  • 4/30/2013, “Sungrazers” is out at Kasma SF (read).
  • 4/23/2013, “The Shape of Thought” is out in The Other Half of the Sky, edited by Athena Andreadis and Kay Holt (buy).
  • 4/2/2013, “Build-A-Dolly” is out at Apex (read).
  • 3/24/2013, “The Chase” has been podcast by Way of the Buffalo (listen).
  • 3/15/2013, “The Clean War” by Shelly Li and me has been published by Buzzy Magazine (read).
  • 3/12/2013, “Linger” has been published by Daily Science Fiction (read).
  • 2/26/2013, “The Veiled Shanghai” is out in the anthology Oz Reimagined: New Tales from the Emerald City and Beyond (buy from Amazon).
  • 2/26/2013, “The Oracle” is out in the April/May issue of Asimov’s
  • 2/1/2013, Japanese translation of “The Paper Menagerie” is out in the March issue of Hayakawa’s SF Magazine.
  • 1/26/2013, “The mMod”is up on the Daily Science Fiction web site (read).
  • 2/2013, the February issue of Science Fiction World will contain 《人生可数集》(“The Countable”), translated by my friend 耿辉.
  • 1/6/2013, Tina Connolly did a wonderful reading of my story, “The Tides” over at Toasted Cake (listen).
  • 1/3/2013, the audio version of “Real Artists” is out at Escape Pod, narrated by the wonderful Ann Leckie (listen).
  • 1/2/2013, old news, but “Symulakra” — the Polish translation of “Simulacrum” — is out at ksiazki.polter.pl (read).
  • 12/2012, “The Messenger’s Tale” is out in issue 43 of Aoife’s Kiss.
  • 12/31/2012, “Simulacre” — French translation of “Simulacrum” — will be out in issue No. 21 of GALAXIES magazine.
  • 12/28/2012, “Staying Behind” has been reprinted by Indian SF (read).
  • 12/25/2012, “A Brief History of the Trans-Pacific Tunnel” is out in the January/February 2013 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction.
  • A late announcement, but the Polish translation of “The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary” was published in Nowa Fantastyka, April 2012.
  • 12/20/2012, Dutch translation of “Real Artists” is out in De Ingenieur.
  • 12/17/2012, “Love Thy Neighbors” is out in Unidentified Funny Objects, edited by Alex Shvartsman, along with stories by Jake Kerr, Anatoly Belilovsky, Mike Resnick, and others (buy in Kindle format or paperback).
  • 12/2012, 《贝利星人》, Chinese translation of “The People of Pele” is out in the December issue of Science Fiction World.
  • 12/4/2012, “The Perfect Match” is out at Lightspeed (read).
  • 11/30/2012, “The Postman” and “Always Here” have been published in Issue 31 of Orson Scott Card’s InterGalactic Medicine Show (read here and here).
  • 11/24/2012, “The Perfect Match,” a dystopian tale from me, is out in Brave New Worlds, 2nd Edition, edited by John Joseph Adams (buy).
  • 11/19/2012, thanks to Ilya Sukhanov, “The Paper Menagerie” now has a Russian translation! (read).
  • 11/1/2012, Spanish translation of “Staying Behind” by María Pilar San Roman is out at Cuentos para Algernon (read).
  • 11/1/2012, “The Tides” has been published by Daily Science Fiction (read).
  • 10/29/2012, “Good Hunting” has been published by Strange Horizons as part of their special fund drive bonus issue. (read part 1, part 2).
  • 10/10/2012, audio version of “The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary” is out as part of The Year’s Top Short SF Novels (buy).
  • 10/10/2012, “The Message” is out in Interzone Issue 242.
  • 10/4/2012, Fireside has made “To the Moon” available for free (read).
  • 10/1/2012, “Pattern Recognition” is out in Diverse Energies, an anthology of YA dystopian fiction edited by Tobias Buckell and Joe Monti.
  • 10/1/2012, Kasma SF has published “Drilling,” with an illustration by Jose Baetas (read).
  • 9/22/2012, Analog has published “The Perfect Book” in the December 2012 issue.
  • 9/22/2012, Asimov’s has published “The Waves” in the December 2012 issue.
  • 9/22/2012, Robot has published the Italian translation of “The Paper Menagerie.”
  • 9/14/2012, the Japanese edition of The Future is Japanese is out, containing my story, “Mono no aware” (see story notes here).
  • 9/5/2012, my Chinese short story collection, 《爱的算法》, is out from SFW Publishing.
  • 9/4/2012, Daily Science Fiction published “Summer Reading” (read).
  • 9/3/2012, Guokr published 《猴子》(“Monkeys”) (read).
  • 7/30/2012, Electric Velocipede has published “Cutting” in Issue 24 (read).
  • 7/20/2012, Escape Pod’s performance of my story, “The Caretaker,” is out (listen).
  • 7/10/2012, “You’ll Always Have the Burden With You” is out in In Situ, from Dagan Books (buy from Amazon in paper or kindle editions).
  • 7/8/2012, Tina Connolly of Toasted Cake gives a lovely reading of my story, “Golden Years in the Paleozoic” (listen).
  • 7/5/2012, “Dear Emily” is out in The Memory Eater Anthology (buy).
  • 7/3/2012, “The Silk Merchant” is out in Issue 38 of Apex (read).
  • 6/28/2012, “Celestial Bodies” is out in Nature (read).
  • 6/22/2012, “Real Faces” is out in the July/August issue of F&SF.
  • 6/2/2012, “The Illusionist” is out at Goldfish Grimm’s Spicy Fiction Sushi (read).
  • 5/17/2012, Escape Pod reprints PodCastle’s audio performance of “The Paper Menagerie,” read by Rajan Khanna (listen).
  • 5/17/2012, Polish translation of “Tying Knots” is out in the April issue of Nowa Fantastyka.
  • 5/15/2012, “Mono no aware” is out in The Future Is Japanese (buy paperback or kindle edition).
  • 5/9/2012, “The Tome of Tourmaline” is out at Daily Science Fiction (read).
  • 4/23/2012, “The Shadowcrafter” is out in Nine (TOC).
  • 4/21/2012, “Intelligent Design” is out in Schrodinger’s Mouse (read).
  • 4/20/2012, Italian translation of “The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary” is out from 40k Books: L’uomo che mise fine alla Storia (Italian Edition) (Buy a copy here).
  • 4/19/2012, my translation of Li Cixin (刘慈欣)’s “Taking Care of God” (《赡养上帝》) is published in Pathlight, an English-language publication of Paper Republic and People’s Literature Magazine (人民文学). You can download a free electronic copy of the magazine here.
  • 4/19/2012, “Monkeys” has been published in Nature (read).
  • 4/10/2012, “To the Moon,” a literary story, is out in Fireside Magazine (read an excerpt and purchase a copy here).
  • 3/25/2012, “Exotic Pets,” a dark scifi story, is out at Buzzy Mag (read).
  • 3/19/2012, “Memories of My Mother” has been published by Daily SF (read).
  • 2/2/2012, my translation of Xia Jia (夏笳)’s “A Hundred Ghosts Parade Tonight” (《百鬼夜行街》) is out in the February issue of Clarkesworld (read).
  • 2/1/2012, “All the Flavors” is out in Giganotosaurus (read).
  • 1/26/2012, “Seven Haikus by Ye Xian” and “Mother, I Always Knew It Was You” are out at Scape (read).
  • 1/24/2012, “The Five Elements of the Heart Mind” is out in Lightspeed (read, listen).
  • 1/14/2012, audio version of “Beidou” is out in Tales of Old (listen).
  • 1/13/2012, 《播种》(Chinese translation of “The Last Seed”) is out at Guokr.com (read).
  • 1/1/2012, “The Last Summer” is out in the January issue of 10Flash (read).
  • 12/24/2011, 《天籁之音》(Chinese translation of “The Music of the Spheres”) is out in the January issue of Science Fiction World.
  • 12/24/2011, “Maxwell’s Demon” is out in the January/February issue of F&SF.
  • 12/24/2011, “The People of Pele” is out in the February issue of Asimov’s.
  • 12/6/2011, the second part of my translation of 《寂静之城》(“City of Silence”) by 马伯庸 (Ma Boyong) is out at World SF Blog (read).
  • 12/1/2011, my drabble, “Prosopagnosia,” is out at Flashshot.
  • 11/30/2011, my flash piece, “The Necrocracy,” is now available in the December issue of Penumbra (check it out).
  • 11/29/2011, the first part of my translation of 《寂静之城》(“City of Silence”) by 马伯庸 (Ma Boyong) is out at World SF Blog (read).
  • 11/23/2011, “Life Plus Seventy” is out at Kasma Science Fiction (read).
  • 11/21/2011, “Safe Empathy” is out in Daily Science Fiction (read).
  • 11/10/2011, “Ad Block” has been reprinted at Now Possible.
  • 10/3/2011, “The Last Seed” is now available at the Daily Science Fiction site (read).
  • 10/1/2011, “The Countable” is out in the December issue of Asimov’s.
  • 10/1/2011, “Staying Behind” is out at Clarkesworld (read it online or listen to Kate Baker’s narration).
  • 9/28/2011, “Golden Years in the Paleozoic” is out in ASIM Issue #52.
  • 9/21/2011, “Real Artists” is part of TRSF, a special publication of MIT’s Technology Review. Other authors in the collection include: Elizabeth Bear, Ma Boyong, Tobias Buckell, Pat Cadigan, Paul Di Filippo, Cory Doctorow, Joe Haldeman, Gwyneth Jones, Geoffrey Landis, and Vandana Singh! (Oh, and I translated the Ma Boyong story too.) Get a copy here.
  • 9/11/2011, I took third place in On the Premises’ contest to write a nano fiction piece without using the letter e (read).
  • 8/26/2011, “The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary” has been published in Panverse Three (buy it from Panverse, Amazon, B&N, and Amazon Kindle).
  • 8/23/2011, “Music of the Spheres” is out in Mirror Shards, an anthology exploring augmented reality (buy it from Amazon (Kindle), Amazon (Paperback), B&N, Smashwords).
  • 8/10/2011, “The Box That Eats Memories” has been published by Daily Science Fiction (read).
  • 8/1/2011, my translation of 《丽江的鱼儿们》(“The Fish of Lijiang”), by 陈楸帆 (Chen Qiufan), has been published by Clarkesworld (read).
  • 8/1/2011, “Hark! Listen to the Animals!” a fun, lighthearted scifi story co-written by me and Lisa Tang Liu, is now available at Amazon in this anthology.
  • 7/29/2011, “The Paper Menagerie” has been reprinted by Suvudu (read).
  • 7/24/2011, “The Chase” has been reprinted at Lightning Flash Magazine (read).
  • 7/1/2011,《幻影》– Chinese translation of “Simulacrum” — has been published in the July issue of Science Fiction World Translations / 科幻世界•译文版. Back in June, they published 《手中纸,心中爱》– Chinese translation of “The Paper Menagerie.”
  • 7/12/2011, audio version of “The Paper Menagerie” has been published by PodCastle (listen).
  • 7/11/2011, Polish translation for “The Algorithms for Love” has been published in Nowa Fantastyka.
  • 6/7/2011, “The Caretaker” has been published in First Contact: Digital Science Fiction Anthology 1, available from Amazon.
  • 5/28/2011, my essay, “Forbidden Works: The ‘free speech’ rights of secondary authors,” has been reprinted by QuestionCopyright.org (read).
  • 5/21/2011, audio version of “Simulacrum” has been published by the Beam Me Up podcast (listen to pt 1, listen to pt 2).
  • 5/7/2011, I won an honorable mention in On The Premises‘s latest mini contest, where the premise is to tell a story in five sentences, each of five words.
  • 4/25/2011, “Altogether Elsewhere, Vast Herds of Reindeer” is out in the May/June issue of F&SF.
  • 4/15/2011, Chinese translations of “Tying Knots” (《结绳记事》) and “The Visit” (《访客》) have been published by Science Fiction World (科幻世界) for their 300th issue.
  • 4/7/2011, Catalan translation of “The Literomancer” (“El literomàntico”) has been published by La Lluna en un Cove.
  • 3/2011, “Gossamer” has been reprinted in Semaphore (read).
  • 3/19/2011, “Ad Block” has been published by Kasma Science Fiction (read).
  • 3/15/2011, audio version of “State Change” has been published by PodCastle (listen).
  • 3/13/2011, “The Visit” has been published in the March issue of On The Premises (read).
  • 2/15/2011, “The Paper Menagerie” has been published in the March/April issue of F&SF.
  • 2/15/2011, “Simulacrum” has been published by Lightspeed (read), along with an interview of me by Christie Yant (read).
  • 2/3/2011, “To the Stars,” co-written with my friend Shelly Li, has been published by Nature (read).
  • 1/28/2011, “The Chase” is out at Every Day Fiction (read).
  • 1/15/2011, Kate Baker reads “Tying Knots” at Clarkesworld (listen).
  • 1/1/2011, “Tying Knots” has been published by Clarkesworld (read).
  • 1/1/2011, “Saving Face,” co-written with Shelly Li, has been published by Crossed Genres (read).
  • 12/5/2010, “The Letter” has been published by Every Day Fiction (read).
  • 11/16/2010, audio version of “The Algorithms for Love” has been published by Nil Desperandum (listen).
  • Sep/Oct 2010, “The Literomancer” has been published by The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Available online through Suvudu (read).
  • July 2010, “The Phoenix” has been published by On the Premises (read).