Invisible Planets: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation by Ken Liu

Invisible Planets: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation

Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation #1

Ken Liu with Chen Qiufan (Contributor), Xia Jia (Contributor), Ma Boyong (Contributor), Hao Jingfang (Contributor), Tang Fei (Contributor), Cheng Jingbo (Contributor), Cixin Liu (Contributor)

383 pages first pub 2016 (editions)

fiction science fiction short stories speculative fiction adventurous medium-paced
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Award-winning translator and author Ken Liu presents a collection of short speculative fiction from China. Some stories have won awards; some have been included in various 'Year's Best' anthologies; some have been well reviewed by critics and read...

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Moods

reflective 63%
adventurous 59%
challenging 52%
mysterious 42%
dark 30%
informative 28%
emotional 19%
hopeful 19%
inspiring 19%
sad 12%
tense 8%
funny 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 78%
fast 18%
slow 3%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 62% | N/A: 22% | Plot: 11% | Character: 2%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 45% | N/A: 42% | No: 9% | Yes: 3%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 42% | N/A: 33% | Yes: 21% | No: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 56% | It's complicated: 18% | N/A: 18% | No: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 34% | N/A: 31% | Yes: 21% | No: 12%

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4.05

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