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Update 8/9/2019: The Hidden Girl and Other Stories, my second short fiction collection, is coming from Saga Press (US) and Head of Zeus (UK) on February 25, 2020. This one will include a never-published novelette, an excerpt from the next Dandelion Dynasty book, and a selection of my favorite stories.

Redemption of Time cover

Update 7/16/2019: The Redemption of Time, Baoshu’s paraquel of the Three-Body series by Liu Cixin, is out. If you are a hardcore fan of the original series, this fanfic will be a lot of fun.

Redemption of Time cover

Update 5/1/2019: Waste Tide, Chen Qiufan’s debut novel, translated by me, is out! A post-cyberpunk eco-thriller about the struggle for the soul of a people in the world’s trash heap, Chen’s novel is packed with unforgettable images and big ideas.

Waste Tide covers

Update 3/16/2019: “Good Hunting,” which is available in my collection, The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories, has been adapted into an animated short as part of Netflix’s Love, Death & Robots series. The short (and the series as a whole) features the work of some wonderful creators. Enjoy!

Good Hunting from LDR

Recent Book Releases

The Wall of Storms (October 4, 2016): Book II of The Dandelion Dynasty.

Audio version narrated by Michael Kramer.

The Wall of Storms cover

The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories (March 18, 2016): a collection of my short fiction (SF, F, magic realism, historical, etc.)

Audio version narrated by Corey Brill and Joy Osmansk.

Paper Menagerie cover

Other Information

My upcoming appearances.

I have an occasional mailing list for news about my novels, appearances, and other projects such as translations and talks. If you’re interested, please sign up on the linked form. Thank you for your support!

I enjoy giving talks in professional and academic contexts as well to fans or the public. I’ve had very positive feedback for my lectures and readings.

I accept commissions for specific projects and love to collaborate with other artists. For some examples of such projects, please see commissions & collaborations.

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