Update 10/31/2017: The Legends of Luke Skywalker is now out! This is a collection of tall tales and myths about our favorite Jedi. You can also read my Star Wars story, “The Sith of Datawork” in From a Certain Point of View, an anthology in which 40 awesome authors show you the events of A New Hope from points of view you probably haven’t considered. You can read more about my love for Star Wars here.
Recent Book Releases
The Legends of Luke Skywalker (October 31, 2017): a collection of tall tales and myths about our favorite Jedi. Illustrated by J. G. Jones.
Audio version narrated by January LaVoy.
Audio version narrated by Michael Kramer.
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.
I’m also the translator for Liu Cixin’s hard SF novel, The Three-Body Problem (2014), which won the 2015 Hugo Award for Best Novel, the first translated novel to ever win that honor. President Obama called it “wildly imaginative, very interesting.” The concluding volume of the “Three Body” trilogy, Death’s End, was published in 2016.
I edited and translated the first English-language collection of contemporary Chinese SFF, Invisible Planets (November 1, 2016). Kirkus gave it a starred review, describing it as “a phenomenal anthology of short speculative fiction.”
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.