Ken Liu 刘宇昆

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Ken Liu 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. He lives with his family near Boston, Massachusetts.

Ken is the translator for volumes 1 and 3 of Liu Cixin's SANTI series (The Three-Body Problem and Death's End). He has also translated the short fiction of numerous Chinese authors such as Chen Qiufan, Xia Jia, Xue Yiwei, and many others, winning the Science Fiction and Fantasy Translation Award for Chen Qiufan's "The Fish of Lijiang."

Ken’s debut novel, The Grace of Kings, the first in a silkpunk epic fantasy series, will be published by Saga Press, Simon & Schuster’s new genre fiction imprint, in April 2015. Saga will also publish a collection of his short stories later in the year.


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Folding Beijing by Hao Jingfang Uncanny
If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler by Xia Jia Clarkesworld
Another Word: Chinese Science Fiction and Chinese Reality by Liu Cixin Clarkesworld
The Smog Society by Chen Qiufan tr. Ken Liu and Carmen Liying Yan Lightspeed
Coming of the Light by Chen Qiufan Clarkesworld
Valentine's Day by Xia Jia Terraform
Ether by Zhang Ran tr. Ken Liu and Carmen Liying Yan Clarkesworld
Broken Stars by Tang Fei SQ Mag
Tongtong's Summer by Xia Jia Clarkesworld
Spring Festival: Happiness, Anger, Love, Sorrow, Joy by Xia Jia Clarkesworld
What Makes Chinese Science Fiction Chinese? by Xia Jia Tor Books
The Mao Ghost by Chen Qiufan Lightspeed
Grave of the Fireflies by Cheng Jingbo Clarkesworld
Invisible Planets by Hao Jingfang Lightspeed
Call Girl by Tang Fei Apex

Book Publications

Waste Tide cover

Waste Tide

Chen Qiufan

April 30, 2019

The Three Body Problem cover

The Three Body Problem

Liu Cixin

November 11, 2014

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Short story (40)

Novel (4)

Essay (3)

Article (1)

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