Sinopticon 2021: A Celebration of Chinese Science Fiction

Sinopticon 2021: A Celebration of Chinese Science Fiction

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A stunning collection of the best in Chinese Science Fiction, from Award-Winning legends to up-and-coming talent, all translated here into English for the first time. 

This celebration of Chinese Science Fiction — thirteen stories, all translated for the first time into English — represents a unique exploration of the nation’s speculative fiction from the late 20th Century onwards, curated and translated by critically acclaimed writer and essayist Xueting Christine Ni.

From the renowned Jiang Bo’s ‘Starship: Library' to Regina Kanyu Wang’s ‘The Tide of Moon City, and Anna Wu’s ‘Meisje met de Parel', this is a collection for all fans of great fiction.

Award winners, bestsellers, screenwriters, playwrights, philosophers, university lecturers and computer programmers, these thirteen writers represent the breadth of Chinese SF, from new to old: Gu Shi, Han Song, Hao Jingfang, Nian Yu, Wang Jinkang, Zhao Haihong, Tang Fei, Ma Boyong, Anna Wu, A Que, Bao Shu, Regina Kanyu Wang and Jiang Bo.

Title:Sinopticon 2021: A Celebration of Chinese Science Fiction
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781781088524
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    Sinopticon 2021: A Celebration of Chinese Science Fiction Reviews

  • Rachel (Kalanadi)

    3.5 starsI was very eager to try Sinopticon after enjoying some previous anthologies of translated Chinese SFF. A new-to-me editor and translator, and a mix of author names (some I'd read before, some...

  • Richard Derus

    Real Rating: 4.5* of five, rounded up because there were more hits than missesTHE PUBLISHER OFFERED ME A DRC. THANK YOU.My Review: China's gargantuan economy, and its borning confidence in its increas...

  • Sahitya

    Average Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐.4After having read Ken Liu's short stories as well as his translated works, I have been very excited to read more stories from Chinese SFF authors. So, when I saw this...

  • plainzt

    One of the best anthologies I've read. I wish we have this kind of science-fiction story compilation for every country or language. I cannot applaud the editor of the book, Xueting Christine Ni enough...

  • Lukasz

    Xueting brings to readers an impressive collection of short stories representing Chinese speculative fiction from the late 20th Century onwards. Each story has earned its place in the anthology and de...

  • Leighton

    Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review!First off, as a reader of Chinese descent (but who can't read Chinese), I am so happy to see an anthology of Chin...

  • Lata

    I generally prefer novels to short stories, but was intrigued by the possibility of reading works by authors whose work I have not heard of before. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I enjoyed mo...

  • Lata

    I generally prefer novels to short stories, but was intrigued by the possibility of reading works by authors whose work I have not heard of before. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I enjoyed mo...

  • Anne

    I really enjoyed this book. From a translation point of view, this book is amazing, the translation notes are so interesting and it is extremely obvious that the translator/editor put a lot of thought...

  • Peter Baran

    After my recent foray into short stories with Cosmogramma, I was pleased to get this collection of Chinese Science Fiction. Not just because there is a bit of an explosion post The Three Body Problem,...