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Ken Liu

China (b.1976)

Ken Liu has won the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy Awards and been a finalist for the Sturgeon and Locus Awards.  Ken as well as writing is also as a translator, lawyer, and programmer.

He lives in Massachusetts with his wife and daughters.

Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction
Series contributed to
Anthologies edited
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (2016) : The Grace of Kings

Ken Liu recommends
The Rebirths of Tao (2014)
(Tao, book 3)
Wesley Chu
"Filled with non-stop action and brilliant asides on the history of our spies."
The Jewel and Her Lapidary (2016)
(Jewel , book 1)
Fran Wilde
"A splendid tale of courage and transformation in a world as exquisite Wilde's pose"
Runtime (2016)
S B Divya
"A thrilling romp through a gleaming cybernetic future I wish more science fiction were as exciting and relevant."
The Stars Are Legion (2017)
Kameron Hurley
"The Stars are Legion is a profoundly moving tale of self-discovery and self-construction in a world as wondrously layered as its unforgettable protagonist."
Seven Surrenders (2017)
(Terra Ignota, book 2)
Ada Palmer
"A cornucopia of dazzling, sharp ideas set in rich, wry prose that rewards rumination with layers of delight. Provocative, erudite, inventive, resplendent."
Love and Other Consolation Prizes (2017)
Jamie Ford
"Heartbreaking, wondrous, triumphant."
The Uploaded (2017)
Ferrett Steinmetz
"Featuring one of the most original magic systems ever devised and a pair of likable, layered protagonists, Flex is a fast-paced, imaginative, and emotionally engaging adventure. The developing friendships and rapport among the characters are portrayed with sensitivity and avoids cliches, and the magical battle sequences are rigorous and filled with ingenious touches that will make gamers and tax lawyers alike grin with joy."
Jade City (2017)
(Green Bone Saga, book 1)
Fonda Lee
"Stylish and action-packed, full of ambitious families and guilt-ridden loves, Jade City is an epic drama reminiscent of the best classic Hong Kong gangster films but set in a fantasy metropolis so gritty and well-imagined that you'll forget you're reading a book."
The Future of Another Timeline (2019)
Annalee Newitz
"A glorious tale of hope in the face of outrage, an anthem of timeless resistance against the powers that would lead us to our worst futures."
Eridani's Crown (2019)
Alex Shvartsman
"This epic fantasy will have you turning the pages deep into the night and move you in the manner only the grandest of tragedies can."

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