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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.
 

Awards: Locus (2021), Locus (2017), Locus (2016), Hugo (2013)  see all

Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror
 
New and upcoming books
May 2024

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Deep Magic: Volume II
(Deep Magic collections)
Series
Dandelion Dynasty
   1. The Grace of Kings (2015)
   2. The Wall of Storms (2016)
   3. The Veiled Throne (2021)
   4. The Speaking Bones (2022)
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Collections
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Novellas and Short Stories
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Anthologies edited
   Invisible Planets (2016)
   Broken Stars (2019)
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Ken Liu recommends
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The Water Outlaws (2023)
(Water Outlaws, book 1)
S L Huang
"The smartest and thrillingest book you'll read all year."
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The Book of Gems (2023)
(Jewel , book 3)
Fran Wilde
"A splendid tale of courage and transformation in a world as exquisite as Wilde's prose. You will be utterly entranced."
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Perhaps the Stars (2021)
(Terra Ignota, book 4)
Ada Palmer
"Provocative, erudite, inventive, resplendent."

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Books containing stories by Ken Liu
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The Digital Aesthete (2023)
Human Musings on the Intersection of Art and AI
edited by
Alex Shvartsman
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The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 7 (2023)
(Best Science Fiction of the Year , book 7)
edited by
Neil Clarke

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Awards
2021 Locus Award for Best Collection : The Hidden Girl and Other Stories
2017 Locus Award for Best Collection : The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories
2016 Locus Award for Best First Novel : The Grace of Kings
2013 Hugo Award for Best Short Story : Mono no Aware
2012 World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story : The Paper Menagerie
2012 Nebula Award for Best Short Story : The Paper Menagerie
2012 Hugo Award for Best Short Story : The Paper Menagerie

Award nominations
2021 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award (nominee) : 50 Things Every AI Working with Humans Should Know
2021 Locus Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : 50 Things Every AI Working with Humans Should Know
2021 Locus Award for Best Novelette (nominee) : A Whisper of Blue
2020 Locus Award for Best Anthology (nominee) : Broken Stars: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation
2019 Locus Award for Best Novelette (nominee) : Quality Time
2018 Locus Award for Best Novelette (nominee) : The Hidden Girl
2017 World Fantasy Award for Best Collection (nominee) : The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories
2017 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : The Wall of Storms
2017 Locus Award for Best Anthology (nominee) : Invisible Planets: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation
2015 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award (nominee) : The Regular
2015 Nebula Award for Best Novella (nominee) : The Regular
2015 Nebula Award for Best Novel (nominee) : The Grace of Kings
2015 Locus Award for Best Novella (nominee) : The Regular
2014 Nebula Award for Best Novelette (nominee) : The Litigation Master and the Monkey King
2014 Locus Award for Best Novelette (nominee) : The Litigation Master and the Monkey King
2013 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award (nominee) : Mono no Aware
2013 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award (nominee) : The Bookmaking Habits of Select Species
2013 Nebula Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : The Bookmaking Habits of Select Species
2013 Nebula Award for Best Novella (nominee) : All the Flavors
2013 Nebula Award for Best Novelette (nominee) : The Waves
2012 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award (nominee) : The Paper Menagerie
2012 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award (nominee) : The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary
2012 Nebula Award for Best Novella (nominee) : The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary
2012 Locus Award for Best Novella (nominee) : The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary
2012 Hugo Award for Best Novella (nominee) : The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary
2011 Locus Award for Best Novelette (nominee) : The Literomancer


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