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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

Update 2/19/2019: Broken Stars is now out! This follow-up to Invisible Planets is a new anthology of contemporary Chinese SF edited by me (as well as mostly translated by me—for two of the stories, I worked with Carmen Yiling Yan as my co-translator). It includes sixteen stories by fourteen authors (including Liu Cixin and Hao Jingfang, both Hugo-winners) and three essays on the state of Chinese SF. Booklist and Publishers Weekly both gave it starred reviews.

The US edition (left) is from Tor Books, and the UK edition (right) is from Head of Zeus). Enjoy!

Broken Stars Covers

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.

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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.