Broken Stars: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation by Cheng Jingbo, Gu Shi, Liu Cixin, Zhang Ran, Xia Jia, Ma Boyong, Anna Wu, Mingwei Song, Regina Kanyu Wang, Baoshu, Chen Qiufan, Han Song, Hao Jingfang, Ken Liu, Tang Fei, Fei Dao

Broken Stars: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation

Cheng Jingbo, Gu Shi, Liu Cixin, Zhang Ran, Xia Jia, Ma Boyong, Anna Wu, Mingwei Song, Regina Kanyu Wang, Baoshu, Chen Qiufan, Han Song, Hao Jingfang, Ken Liu, Tang Fei, Fei Dao

fiction science fiction short stories adventurous mysterious medium-paced

480 pages | first published 2019

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Broken Stars, edited by multi award-winning writer Ken Liu--translator of the bestselling and Hugo Award-winning novel The Three Body Problem by acclaimed Chinese author Cixin Liu-- is his second thought-provoking anthology of Chinese short specul...
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Moods

adventurous 81%
challenging 55%
reflective 44%
mysterious 37%
informative 29%
emotional 18%
dark 14%
funny 11%
inspiring 11%
relaxing 11%
hopeful 7%
lighthearted 7%
tense 3%

Pace

medium 70%
slow 20%
fast 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 57% | N/A: 35% | Plot: 7%

Strong character development?

N/A: 68% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 12%

Loveable characters?

N/A: 60% | It's complicated: 20% | Yes: 13% | No: 6%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 50% | N/A: 25% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 12%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

N/A: 53% | It's complicated: 33% | No: 13%

Average rating

3.86