Author: Ken Liu

Ken Liu (http://kenliu.name) is an author and translator of speculative fiction, as well as a lawyer and programmer. A winner of the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy awards, he has been published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Asimov’s, Analog, Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, and Strange Horizons, among other places.

Ken’s debut novel is THE GRACE OF KINGS (2015), the first in a silkpunk epic fantasy series. He also released a collection of short fiction, THE PAPER MENAGERIE AND OTHER STORIES (2016). He lives with his family near Boston, Massachusetts.

In addition to his original fiction, Ken is also the translator of numerous literary and genre works from Chinese to English. His translation of THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM, by Liu Cixin, won the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2015, the first translated novel to ever receive that honor.

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The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume Eleven

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume Eleven
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B01MV4B0KC
  • Release: 2017-04-06
  • Authors: Joe Abercrombie, Ken Liu, N.K. Jemisin
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, * Science Fiction
  • Publisher: Solaris
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Jonathan Strahan, the award-winning and much lauded editor of many of genre’s best known anthologies is back with his 11th volume in this fascinating series, featuring the best science fiction and fantasy. With established names and new talent this diverse and ground-breaking collection will take the reader to the outer-reaches of space and the inner realms of humanity with stories of fantastical worlds and worlds that may still come to pass.

FEATURING // CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE // PAOLO BACIGALUPI // ALIETTE DE BODARD // JOE ABERCROMBIE // RICH LARSON // NAOMI NOVIK // ALYSSA WONG // DARYL GREGORY // ALEX IRVINE // SAM J. MILLER // ALICE SOLA KIM // SETH DICKINSON // CAROLYN IVES GILMAN // GENEVIEVE VALENTINE // CAITLÍN R. KIERNAN // AMAL EL-MOHTAR // THEODORA GOSS // IAN R. MACLEOD // DELIA SHERMAN // GEOFF RYMAN // NINA ALLAN // N.K. JEMISIN // LAVIE TIDHAR // YOON HA LEE // PAUL MCAULEY // CHARLES YU // E. LILY YU // KEN LIU


The Wall of Storms - The Dandelion Dynasty, #2

The Wall of Storms
  • Number: 9781481424301
  • Release: 2016-10-04
  • Author: Ken Liu
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: * Fantasy
  • Publisher: Saga Press
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In the much-anticipated sequel to the “magnificent fantasy epic” (NPR) Grace of Kings, Emperor Kuni Garu is faced with the invasion of an invincible army in his kingdom and must quickly find a way to defeat the intruders.

Kuni Garu, now known as Emperor Ragin, runs the archipelago kingdom of Dara, but struggles to maintain progress while serving the demands of the people and his vision. Then an unexpected invading force from the Lyucu empire in the far distant west comes to the shores of Dara—and chaos results.

But Emperor Kuni cannot go and lead his kingdom against the threat himself with his recently healed empire fraying at the seams, so he sends the only people he trusts to be Dara’s savvy and cunning hopes against the invincible invaders: his children, now grown and ready to make their mark on history.


Drowned Worlds

Drowned Worlds
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  • Number: 9781781084519
  • Release: 2016-07-12
  • Authors: Paul McAuley, Jeffrey Ford, Lavie Tidhar, Kim Stanley Robinson, Ken Liu, Charlie Jane Anders, Kathleen Ann Goonan, James Morrow
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, * Science Fiction
  • Publisher: Solaris
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The brand new anthology from multi-award winning editor Jonathan Strahan, featuring stories set in futures wracked by the deluge, from some the best writers in SF, including Kim Stanley Robinson, Ken Liu, Paul McAuley, Kathleen Ann Goonan, Charlie Jane Anders, Lavie Tidhar, Jeffrey Ford, and James Morrow.

We stand at the beginning of one of the greatest ecological disasters in the time on Man. The world is warming and seas are rising.  We may deny it, but we can’t hide when the water comes. Already the streets of Miami flood regularly and Mick Jones looks more and more prescient when he sang that “London is drowning and I, I live by the river!” all those years ago.

And yet water is life. It brings change. Where one thing is wiped away, another rises in its place.  There has always been romance and adventure in the streets of a drowned London or on gorgeous sailing cities spanning a submerged world, sleek ships exploring as land gets ever rarer.

Drowned Worlds looks at the future we might have if the oceans rise, good or bad.  Here you’ll find stories of action, adventure, romance and, yes, warning and apocalypse. Stories inspired by Ballard’s The Drowned World, Sterling’s Islands in the Net, and Ryman’s The Child Garden.  Stories that allow that things may get worse, but remembers that such times also bring out the best in us all.


Nebula Awards Showcase 2016

Nebula Awards Showcase 2016
  • Number: 9781633881389
  • Release: 2016-05-03
  • Authors: Alaya Johnson, Jeff Vandermeer, Nancy Kress, Ken Liu, Aliette de Bodard, Rachel Swirsky
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, * Fantasy, * Science Fiction
  • Publisher: Pyr / Prometheus / Humanity
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The Nebula Awards Showcase volumes have been published annually since 1966, reprinting the winning and nominated stories of the Nebula Awards, voted on by the members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA).  The editor, selected by SFWA’s anthology Committee (chaired by Mike Resnick), is American science fiction and fantasy writer Mercedes Lackey.  This year’s Nebula winners are Ursula Vernon, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Nancy Kress, and Jeff VanderMeer, with Alaya Dawn Johnson winning the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy Book.


The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories

The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9781481442541
  • Release: 2016-03-08
  • Author: Ken Liu
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: * Fantasy
  • Publisher: Saga Press
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A publishing event: Bestselling author Ken Liu selects his award-winning science fiction and fantasy tales for a groundbreaking collection—including a brand-new piece exclusive to this volume.

With his debut novel, The Grace of Kings, taking the literary world by storm, Ken Liu now shares his finest short fiction in The Paper Menagerie. This mesmerizing collection features all of Ken’s award-winning and award-finalist stories, including: “The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary” (Finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, and Theodore Sturgeon Awards), “Mono No Aware” (Hugo Award winner), “The Waves” (Nebula Award finalist), “The Bookmaking Habits of Select Species” (Nebula and Sturgeon award finalists), “All the Flavors” (Nebula award finalist), “The Litigation Master and the Monkey King” (Nebula Award finalist), and the most awarded story in the genre’s history, “The Paper Menagerie” (The only story to win the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards).

A must-have for every science fiction and fantasy fan, this beautiful book is an anthology to savor.


Nebula Awards Showcase 2015

Nebula Awards Showcase 2015
  • Number: 9781633880900
  • Release: 2015-12-08
  • Authors: Ken Liu, Aliette de Bodard, Ann Leckie, Nalo Hopkinson, Rachel Swirsky, Vylar Kaftan
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, * Fantasy, * Science Fiction
  • Publisher: Pyr / Prometheus / Humanity
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The Nebula Awards Showcase volumes have been published annually since 1966, reprinting the winning and nominated stories of the Nebula Awards, voted on by the members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA).

The editor of this year's volume, selected by SFWA’s anthology Committee (chaired by Mike Resnick), is American science fiction and fantasy writer Greg Bear, author of over thirty novels, including the Nebula Award-winning Darwin’s Radio and Moving Mars.

This anthology includes the winners of the Andre Norton, Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master, Rhysling, and Dwarf Stars Awards, as well as the Nebula Award winners, and features Ann Leckie, Nalo Hopkinson, Rachel Swirsky, Aliette de Bodard, and Vylar Kaftan, with additional articles and poems by authors such as Robin Wayne Bailey, Samuel R. Delany, Terry A. Garey, Deborah P Kolodji, and Andrew Robert Sutton.


The Grace of Kings - The Dandelion Dynasty, #1

The Grace of Kings
  • Number: 9781481424271
  • Release: 2015-04-07
  • Author: Ken Liu
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: * Fantasy
  • Publisher: Saga Press
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Two men rebel together against tyranny—and then become rivals—in this first sweeping book of an epic fantasy series from Ken Liu, recipient of Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards.

Wily, charming Kuni Garu, a bandit, and stern, fearless Mata Zyndu, the son of a deposed duke, seem like polar opposites. Yet, in the uprising against the emperor, the two quickly become the best of friends after a series of adventures fighting against vast conscripted armies, silk-draped airships, and shapeshifting gods. Once the emperor has been overthrown, however, they each find themselves the leader of separate factions—two sides with very different ideas about how the world should be run and the meaning of justice.

Fans of intrigue, intimate plots, and action will find a new series to embrace in the Dandelion Dynasty.


Solaris Rising 3 - The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction

Solaris Rising 3
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781781082096
  • Release: 2014-08-26
  • Authors: Adam Roberts, Ken Liu, Aliette de Bodard
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, * Science Fiction
  • Publisher: Solaris
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Following the exceptionally well received, Solaris Rising 1 and and the Philip K. Dick Award-nominated Solaris Rising 2 series editor Ian Whates brings even more best-selling and cutting edge SF authors together for the latest extraordinary volume of new original ground-breaking stories.

These stories are guaranteed to surprise, thrill and delight, and continue our mission to demonstrate why science fiction remains the most exiting, varied and inspiring of all fiction genres. In Solaris Rising 1 and 2 we showed both the quality and variety that modern science fiction can produce. In Solaris Rising 3, we'll be taking SF into the outer reaches of the universe. Nina Allan, Aliette de Bodard, Tony Ballantyne, Chris Beckett, Julie Czerneda, Ken Liu, Alex Dally MacFarlane, Ian R MacLeod & Martin Sketchley, Gareth L Powell, Adam Roberts, Benjamin Rosenbaum, Cat Sparks, Benjanun Sriduangkaew, Ian Watson and Seam Williams are just some of the names set to appear.


Long Hidden - Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History

Long Hidden
  • Number: B00K6T45YM
  • Release: 2014-05-06
  • Authors: Tananarive Due, Ken Liu, Sofia Samatar, Victor LaValle, Nnedi Okorafor, Sabrina Vourvoulias, Thoraiya Dyer
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, * Fantasy, * Science Fiction
  • Publisher: Crossed Genres Publications
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In 1514 Hungary, peasants who rose up against the nobility rise again – from the grave. In 1633 Al-Shouf, a mother keeps demons at bay with the combined power of grief and music. In 1775 Paris, as social tensions come to a boil, a courtesan tries to save the woman she loves. In 1838 Georgia, a pregnant woman's desperate escape from slavery comes with a terrible price. In 1900 Ilocos Norte, a forest spirit helps a young girl defend her land from American occupiers.

These gripping stories have been passed down through the generations, hidden between the lines of journal entries and love letters. Now 27 of today's finest authors – including Tananarive Due, Sofia Samatar, Ken Liu, Victor LaValle, Nnedi Okorafor, and Sabrina Vourvoulias – reveal the people whose lives have been pushed to the margins of history.


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