Search Results: "Liu Xia"


BOOK REVIEW

ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 2, 2012

"For the world that knew Liu Xiaobo only for his empty chair in Oslo, this much-needed book fills the void."
The recipient of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize confronts the problems of closed-society China. 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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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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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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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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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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FLASH HOUSE by Aimee Liu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2002

"Some nice historical scenery and a good cast of characters, but otherwise a standard potboiler from Liu (Cloud Mountain, 1997, etc.)."
A missing-persons thriller set in the late 1940s' borderlands of Kashmir, where a determined American wife sets about uncovering what became of her journalist husband. Read full book review >

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THE MAGPIE BRIDGE by Liu Hong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"Despite flashes of insight and precision, for the most part Tie's stories are contrived and self-consciously exotic, while Mei's odyssey is strangely lifeless. Together they don't add up to a whole."
First published in Great Britain, where Hong has lived since 1989, this schematic US debut twines the story of a young woman's life in contemporary England with the history of her ancestors in China. 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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THE MEMORY KEY by Liana Liu
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 3, 2015

"A fascinating spin on the memory-loss trope weighed down by a wooden lead. (Thriller. 13-18)"
Mysteries abound as one girl struggles to uncover the truth behind her mother's death while grappling with a malfunctioning memory device and the monolithic company behind it. Read full book review >