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)

fiction science fiction short stories speculative fiction adventurous medium-paced

383 pages | first published 2016

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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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Summary of 538 reviews

Moods

reflective 69%
adventurous 54%
challenging 45%
mysterious 45%
dark 26%
informative 23%
emotional 19%
sad 14%
hopeful 11%
inspiring 9%
tense 4%
funny 2%
relaxing 2%

Pace

medium 73%
fast 23%
slow 2%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 71% | Plot: 14% | N/A: 9% | Character: 4%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 65% | N/A: 30% | No: 5%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 55% | N/A: 20% | Yes: 20% | No: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 10% | N/A: 10% | No: 10%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 42% | N/A: 26% | Yes: 21% | No: 10%

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