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The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories

by Ken Liu

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  • Published in USA  Mar 2016
    464 pages
    Genre: Short Stories/Essays

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A publishing event: Bestselling author Ken Liu selects his award-winning science fiction and fantasy tales for a groundbreaking collection—including a brand-new piece exclusive to this volume.

With his debut novel, The Grace of Kings, taking the literary world by storm, Ken Liu now shares his finest short fiction in The Paper Menagerie. This mesmerizing collection features all of Ken's award-winning and award-finalist stories, including: "The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary" (Finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, and Theodore Sturgeon Awards), "Mono No Aware" (Hugo Award winner), "The Waves" (Nebula Award finalist), "The Bookmaking Habits of Select Species" (Nebula and Sturgeon award finalists), "All the Flavors" (Nebula award finalist), "The Litigation Master and the Monkey King" (Nebula Award finalist), and the most awarded story in the genre's history, "The Paper Menagerie" (The only story to win the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards).

A must-have for every science fiction and fantasy fan, this beautiful book is an anthology to savor.

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"Starred Review. Gracefully written and often profoundly moving, these stories are high-water marks of contemporary speculative fiction." - Publishers Weekly

"Starred Review. These remarkable stories highlight Liu's themes of family, love, and politics and gathered in one collection pack an even bigger punch. Those who revere shorter speculative works will definitely want this book." - Library Journal

"Liu's wondrous tales eloquently explore the place where ordinary and the extraordinary meet." - The Washington Post

"Like Octavia E. Butler, Liu probes our ethical wounds, examining injustice and oppression from some uncomfortable angles. For readers unfamiliar with Liu's debut, this new short-story collection offers an excellent introduction to his strengths." - The Seattle Times

"There is a dark and sometimes shocking edge to some of these stories, but nearly all are provocative, and several are brilliant." - The Chicago Tribune

"Liu's book compiles brilliant stories written in several different, overlapping modes, a technically dazzling collection of compulsively readable narratives, presenting characters with agonizing moral dilemmas and never forgetting the heart." - The Journal Sentinel (Milwaukee)

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Ken Liu

Ken Liu (http://kenliu.name) 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.

Ken's debut novel is TThe Grace of Kings(2015), the first in a silkpunk epic fantasy series. He also released a collection of short fiction, The Paper Menagerie and other stories(2016). He lives with his family near Boston, Massachusetts.

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