Search Results: "Ken Liu"


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THE GRACE OF KINGS by Ken Liu
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 7, 2015

"A reasonable start, on the whole; let's see where the series goes."
Liu's stories have won most major critical science-fiction and fantasy awards. His first novel, inspired by the civil chaos stemming from the death of China's first emperor, is poised to break him out to a more commercial audience. Read full book review >

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DEATH'S END  by Cixin Liu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Liu's trilogy is the first major work of science fiction to come to the West out of China, and it's a masterpiece."
What if alien civilizations do exist? In this final installment of a stunning and provocative trilogy (The Dark Forest, 2015, etc.), Liu teases out the grim, unsettling implications. Read full book review >

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INVISIBLE PLANETS by Ken Liu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A phenomenal anthology of short speculative fiction."
In this anthology, Liu offers an assortment of the short fiction he's translated, along with three short essays about Chinese science fiction. Read full book review >

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THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM by Cixin Liu
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"Remarkable, revelatory and not to be missed."
Strange and fascinating alien-contact yarn, the first of a trilogy from China's most celebrated science-fiction author. Read full book review >

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7 FANTASY BOOKS HEADING TO FILM AND TV
by John DeNardo

As readers, the idea of our favorite books being turned into film and television production frightens us and excites us. It's scary because so many things can go wrong that could result in – gasp! – an unfaithful adaptation. Yet that doesn't stop us from being excited because we get to re-experience the stories we love. Here are ...


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THE HUGO AWARDS 2017
by Thea James

On April 4, 2017, Worldcon 75 announced the finalists for the 2017 Hugo Awards and John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (and they did it in video form, in one of the most fun ballot unveilings in recent memory).

In case you aren't familiar with them, the Hugo Awards are among the most prestigious in the science ...


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THE BEST OF THE BEST! THE DEFINITIVE LIST OF 2016'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY BOOKS!
by John DeNardo

Internet readers are inundated with lots of lists throughout the year, but the end of the year is very special. That's the time when we see an overabundance of book-related "Best of the Year" lists. That's just fine by me. I love reading book lists to see what made the cut, what's different between lists, and how ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"There's a lot to absorb even in this abbreviated form, but the visual approach lightens the load considerably. (maps, diagrams, recommended reading) (Graphic nonfiction. 11-14)"
A cartoon history of the tumultuous 450-year period in Chinese history known as the "Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms." Read full book review >

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SHADOW GIRL by Liana Liu
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 19, 2017

"A breezy thriller with brief forays into matters of race, class, and the paranormal. (Suspense. 12-18)"
When an 18-year-old girl lands a high-paying summer job as academic tutor for the well-behaved Ella Morison, she can't believe her luck. But all is not quite as it seems. Read full book review >

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A CHINAMAN'S CHANCE by Eric Liu
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 8, 2014

"An eloquent, thought-provoking and timely memoir."
A noted journalist and educator's reflections on his Chinese heritage and on "the chance America still has to be something greater than the sum of its many tinted parts." Read full book review >

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CHAOS AND ALL THAT by Liu Sola
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Punchy and hilarious, and simultaneously melancholy and acerbic."
True to its title, this entry in the Fiction from Modern China series is a swirling, irreverent look at China during and after Mao that explodes with displacement and creativity, usually well harnessed. Read full book review >