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Liu, Ken 1976-

Overview
Works: 101 works in 235 publications in 1 language and 8,667 library holdings
Genres: Science fiction  Fiction  Short stories  Fantasy fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Horror tales  History  Horror fiction  Star Wars fiction  Short stories, Chinese 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor
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 )

18 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,566 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 )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 938 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 and the Trisolarans adopting Earth culture, it seems that the two civilizations can co-exist peacefully as equals without the terrible threat of mutually assured annihilation. But peace has also made humanity complacent. Cheng Xin, an aerospace engineer from the 21st century, awakens from hiber-nation in this new age. She brings knowledge of a long-forgotten program dating from the start of the Trisolar Crisis, and her presence may upset the delicate balance between two worlds. Will humanity reach for the stars or die in its cradle?
The dark forest by Cixin Liu( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With the scope of Dune and the rousing 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. In Dark Forest, 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. This is the motivation for the Wallfacer Project, a daring plan that grants four men enormous resources to design secret strategies, hidden through deceit and misdirection from Earth and Trisolaris alike. Three of the Wallfacers are influential statesmen and scientists, but the fourth is a total unknown. Luo Ji, an unambitious Chinese astronomer and sociologist, is baffled by his new status. All he knows is that he's the one Wallfacer that Trisolaris wants dead"--Provided by publisher
The wall of storms by Ken Liu( Book )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 725 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."--
The paper menagerie and other stories by Ken Liu( Book )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 647 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 )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thirteen intriguing visions of the future from China"--Cover
The year's best science fiction : thirty-first annual collection( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 285 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"--
Warrior women( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 232 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.'" --
Year's best SF 18( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 190 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 best science fiction and fantasy of the year by Jonathan Strahan( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects the lastest science fiction and fantasy short stories from such authors as Neil Gaiman, Nalo Hopkinson, K.J. Parker, Peter S. Bagle, and Jeffrey Ford
The year's best dark fantasy & horror by Paula Guran( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of dark fantasy and horror stories written in 2011, with selections by Paul Finch, Lisa Tuttle, Tanith Lee, Gene Wolfe, and others
The three-body problem by Cixin Liu( )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three-Body Problem is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience this multiple award winning phenomenon from China's most beloved science fiction author, Liu Cixin. 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
Star Wars : from a certain point of view( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 105 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!
Death's end by Cixin Liu( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 104 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 wandering Earth by Cixin Liu( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cixin Liu is China's bestselling science fiction author and one of the most important voices in world SF. His novel, The Three-Body Problem, was the first translated work of SF ever to win the Hugo Award. Here is the first collection of his short fiction: eleven stories, including five Chinese Galaxy Award-winners, form a blazingly original ode to planet earth, its pasts and its futures
The grace of Kings by Ken Liu( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two men rebel together against tyranný??and then become rivalś??in this first sweeping book of an epic fantasy series from Ken Liu, recipient of Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards. 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, and shapeshifting gods. Once the emperor has been overthrown, however, they each find themselves the leader of separate factionś??two sides with very different ideas about how the world should be run and the meaning of justice. Fans of intrigue, intimate plots, and action will find a new series to embrace in the Dandelion Dynasty
Invisible planets : an anthology of contemporary Chinese science fiction by Ken Liu( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 readers; and some are simply Ken's personal favorites. Many of the authors collected here (with the obvious exception of Liu Cixin) belong to the younger generation of 'rising stars'
The paper menagerie and other stories by Ken Liu( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A publishing event: Bestselling author Ken Liu selects his award-winning science fiction and fantasy tales for a groundbreaking collection--including a brand-new piece exclusive to this volume. With his debut novel, The Grace of Kings, taking the literary world by storm, Ken Liu now shares his finest short fiction in The Paper Menagerie. This mesmerizing collection features all of Ken's award-winning and award-finalist stories, including: "The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary" (Finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, and Theodore Sturgeon Awards), "Mono No Aware" (Hugo Award winner), "The Waves" (Nebula Award finalist), "The Bookmaking Habits of Select Species" (Nebula and Sturgeon award finalists), "All the Flavors" (Nebula award finalist), "The Litigation Master and the Monkey King" (Nebula Award finalist), and the most awarded story in the genre's history, "The Paper Menagerie" (The only story to win the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards). A must-have for every science fiction and fantasy fan, this beautiful book is an anthology to savor
The wall of storms by Ken Liu( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
 
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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, Yu kun 1976-

Liu, Yukun 1976-

Ryu, Yukun

Лю, Кен

کن لوی

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

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