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Liu, Ken 1976-

Overview
Works: 171 works in 412 publications in 9 languages and 12,233 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Short stories  Fantasy fiction  Star Wars fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Horror fiction  Juvenile works  Horror tales  History 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, tra
Classifications: PL2947.C59, 895.1352
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Ken Liu
 
Most widely held works by Ken Liu
The three-body problem by Cixin Liu( Book )

24 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With the scope of Dune and the commercial action of Independence Day, this near-future trilogy is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience this multple-award-winning phenemonenon from China's most beloved science fiction author. Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion. The result is a science fiction masterpiece of enormous scope and vision"
Death's end by Cixin Liu( Book )

16 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With The Three-Body Problem , English-speaking readers got their first chance to experience the multiple-award-winning and bestselling Three-Body Trilogy by China's most beloved science fiction author, Cixin Liu. Three-Body was released to great acclaim including coverage in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. It was also named a finalist for the Nebula Award, making it the first translated novel to be nominated for a major SF award since Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities in 1976. Now this epic trilogy concludes with Death's End . Half a century after the Doomsday Battle, the uneasy balance of Dark Forest Deterrence keeps the Trisolaran invaders at bay. Earth enjoys unprecedented prosperity due to the infusion of Trisolaran knowledge. With human science advancing daily and the Trisolarans adopting Earth culture, it seems that the two civilizations will soon be able to co-exist peacefully as equals without the terrible threat of mutually assured annihilation. But the peace has also made humanity complacent. Cheng Xin, an aerospace engineer from the early 21st century, awakens from hibernation in this new age. She brings with her knowledge of a long-forgotten program dating from the beginning of the Trisolar Crisis, and her very presence may upset the delicate balance between two worlds. Will humanity reach for the stars or die in its cradle?
The grace of kings by Ken Liu( Book )

35 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Grace of Kings, the first book in this epic series, tells the story of two men who become friends through rebelling against tyranny and then turn against each other in defense of irreconcilable ideals. Wily, charming Kuni Garu, a bandit, and stern, fearless Mata Zyndu, the son of a deposed duke, seem like polar opposites. Yet, in the uprising against the emperor, the two quickly become the best of friends after a series of adventures fighting against vast conscripted armies, silk-draped airships, soaring battle kites, underwater boats, magical books, shapeshifting gods, and scaled whales who seem to prophesy the future. Once the emperor has been overthrown, however, the two find themselves the leaders of two sides with very different ideas about how the world should be run and the meaning of justice"--
The dark forest by Cixin Liu( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earth is reeling from the revelation of a coming alien invasion--in just four centuries' time. The aliens' human collaborators may have been defeated, but the presence of the sophons, the subatomic particles that allow Trisolaris instant access to all human information, means that Earth's defense plans are totally exposed to the enemy. Only the human mind remains a secret
The wall of storms by Ken Liu( Book )

20 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the much-anticipated sequel to the "magnificent fantasy epic" (NPR) Grace of Kings, Emperor Kuni Garu is faced with the invasion of an invincible army in his kingdom and must quickly find a way to defeat the intruders. Kuni Garu, now known as Emperor Ragin, runs the archipelago kingdom of Dara, but struggles to maintain progress while serving the demands of the people and his vision. Then an unexpected invading force from the Lyucu empire in the far distant west comes to the shores of Dara--and chaos results. But Emperor Kuni cannot go and lead his kingdom against the threat himself with his recently healed empire fraying at the seams, so he sends the only people he trusts to be Dara's savvy and cunning hopes against the invincible invaders: his children, now grown and ready to make their mark on history"--
Star Wars : from a certain point of view by Ben Acker( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Star Wars: A New Hope was first released in 1977, part of its appeal was that the world it presented felt alive. Landspeeders and starships were dirty. Droids broke down. And it was filled with cool, weird, and really weird background characters. (Really, just take a look around the Mos Eisley cantina.) Never mind Han, Luke, Leia, Darth Vader, and Obi-Wan. Who were these other guys? What was their story? Just seeing them brought up questions for fans that sparked the imagination. In celebration of Star Wars' 40th anniversary, this book shines the spotlight on those unsung weirdos, heroes, and villains with a unique, new anthology. Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View, brings together more than 40 authors for 40 stories. Each will be told from the perspective of background characters of A New Hope -- from X-wing pilots who helped Luke destroy the Death Star to the stormtroopers who never quite could find the droids they were looking for. There's never been a Star Wars book like it!
The paper menagerie and other stories by Ken Liu( Book )

20 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the author's selection of his best short stories, as well as a new piece, in a collection that includes "The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary," "Mono No Aware" and "The Waves."
Invisible planets : contemporary Chinese science fiction in translation by Ken Liu( Book )

18 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and Japanese and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thirteen intriguing visions of the future from China"--Cover
Star Wars : the legends of Luke Skywalker by Ken Liu( Book )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and German and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As a cargo ship rockets across the galaxy to Canto Bight, the deckhands on board trade stories about legendary Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker. But are the stories of iconic and mysterious Luke Skywalker true, or merely tall tales passed from one corner of the galaxy to another? Is Skywalker really a famous Jedi hero, an elaborate charlatan, or even part droid? The deckhands will have to decide for themselves when they hear The Legends of Luke Skywalker, a collection of myths and tall-tales about the legendary Jedi Luke Skywalker"--Amazon
The year's best science fiction : thirty-first annual collection( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-First Annual Collection the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world in the year's best short stories"--
Broken stars : contemporary Chinese science fiction in translation by Ken Liu( Book )

9 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The stories span the range from short-shorts to novellas, and evoke every hue on the emotional spectrum. Besides stories firmly entrenched in subgenres familiar to Western SFF readers such as hard SF, cyberpunk, science fantasy, and space opera, the anthology also includes stories that showcase deeper ties to Chinese culture: alternate Chinese history, chuanyue time travel, satire with historical and contemporary allusions that are likely unknown to the average Western reader. While the anthology makes no claim or attempt to be "representative" or "comprehensive," it demonstrates the vibrancy and diversity of science fiction being written in China at this moment. " --Amazon.com
Warrior women( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From fantastic legends and science fictional futures come compelling tales of powerful women-or those who discover strength they did not know they possessed--who fight because they must, for what they believe in, for those they love, to simply survive, or who glory in battle itself. Fierce or fearful, they are courageous and honorable--occasionally unscrupulous and tainted--but all warriors worthy of the name. Join bestselling authors Elizabeth Bear, Nancy Kress, George R. R. Martin, Elizabeth Moon and many others as they celebrate the strong female protagonist in what Publishers Weekly calls an 'epic anthology.'" --
Worlds seen in passing : ten years of Tor.com short fiction by Irene Gallo( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Worlds Seen in Passing is an anthology of award-winning, eye-opening, genre-defining science fiction, fantasy, and horror from Tor.com's first ten years, edited by Irene Gallo
More human than human : stories of androids, robots, and manufactured humanity by Neil Clarke( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The short stories in More human than human demonstrate the depth and breadth of artificial humanity in contemporary science fiction. Issues of passing, of what it is to be human, of autonomy and slavery and oppression, and yes, the hubris of creation; these ideas have fascinated us for at least two hundred years, and this selection of stories demonstrates why it is such an alluring and recurring conceit
The three-body problem by Cixin Liu( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1967: Ye Wenjie witnesses Red Guards beat her father to death during China's Cultural Revolution. This singular event will shape not only the rest of her life but also the future of mankind. Four decades later, Beijing police ask nanotech engineer Wang Miao to infiltrate a secretive cabal of scientists after a spate of inexplicable suicides. Wang's investigation will lead him to a mysterious online game and immerse him in a virtual world ruled by the intractable and unpredictable interaction of its three suns. This is the Three-Body Problem and it is the key to everything: the key to the scientists' deaths, the key to a conspiracy that spans light-years and the key to the extinction-level threat humanity now faces
Year's best SF 18( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of the finest science fiction stories of 2012 features the work of both new and established writers, including contributions by Megan Lindholm, Andy Duncan, C.S. Friedman, and Tony Ballantyne
The wandering Earth by Cixin Liu( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wandering Earth is a collection of short stories by Cixin Liu, China's most acclaimed contemporary science-fiction author. Unabashedly classic in the great tradition of Asimov and Clarke, Cixin Liu's science-fiction is firmly rooted in the cosmic. [most] literature has always left me with the impression of indulging an intense anthropocentric narcissism. [...] In the world of literature, the Sun exists for no other reason than to illuminate the pure, unadulterated countryside, the Moon has no other reason to shine than to cast the shadows of the seaside lovers, [but] if the universe is the Sahara, then all that makes the Earth a grain of gold within it, is that a particular bacteria called humanity clinging to its surface. Cixin Liu uses the unique perspective of science-fiction to take us on a journey into this majestic, desolate cosmos. He gives us the chance to reacquaint ourselves with the fundamental truth that in the face of a vast universe we are no more than a speck of dust; That the Earth is just another celestial body - And an extremely vulnerable one at that. The flash of a gamma-ray burst or the blast of a nearby supernova could, at any moment, reduce our cherished home to nothing but
The three-body problem by Cixin Liu( )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion
Death's end by Cixin Liu( )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Half a century after the Doomsday Battle, the uneasy balance of Dark Forest Deterrence keeps the Trisolaran invaders at bay. Earth enjoys unprecedented prosperity due to the infusion of Trisolaran knowledge. With human science advancing daily and the Trisolarans adopting Earth culture, it seems that the two civilizations will soon be able to co-exist peacefully as equals without the terrible threat of mutually assured annihilation. The peace, however, has also made humanity complacent
The year's best dark fantasy & horror by Paula Guran( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Often disturbing, occasionally delightful, let The Year's Best Dark Fantasy and Horror be your annual guide through the mysteries and wonders of dark fiction
 
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Alternative Names
Ken Liu.

Ken Liu 1976-....

Ken Liu Chinees taalkundige

Ken Liu chinesisch-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Ken Liu escritor chino-estadounidense

Liu K. 1976-

Liu, Yu kun 1976-

Liu, Yukun 1976-

Lû, Ken.

Ryu, Yukun

Кен Лю

Кен Лю 1976-

Лю, Кен

كين ليو

کن لوی

کن لیو

リュウ, ケン

リュウ, ユークン

劉, 宇昆

劉, 宇昆 1976-

劉宇昆

劉宇昆 1976-

刘宇昆 美籍华人作家

刘昆 1976-

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