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Adventures in Space (Short stories by Chinese and English Science Fiction writers)

Adventures in Space (Short stories by Chinese and English Science Fiction writers)

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Publication Date: April 25th, 2023
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If you love the mission of science fiction, the interchange between cultures, the hopeful and inexorable trajectory of technology and ideas, you'll love this anthology of new stories from Chinese and English-language writers.

An impressive joint project, this outstanding new anthology brings the best of Chinese and English-language science fiction in a mediation on the theme of Exploration in Space. New, emerging, established and much-lauded writers from both cultures are brought together to demonstrate that technology and humanity when they work together bring challenges, joy and benefits to all of humankind. From Bao Shu comes 'A Trip to the End', from Allen Stroud 'The First', from He Xi 'Never Meet Again in Life', from Amdi Silvestri 'A Minuet of Corpses' and under the guiding eye of Patrick Parrinder (President of the H.G. Wells society) and Yao Haijun (celebrated editor of Science Fiction World in China) thirteen authors create a series of worlds which will enthral and entertain.

About the Author

Patrick Parrinder is President of the H.G. Wells Society and has written many books on Wells and science fiction, including Shadows of the Future which won the 1996 University of California Eaton Award. He is also the author of Utopian Literature and Science (2015), and General Editor of the 12-volume Oxford History of the Novel in English. Patrick grew up in Kent, not far from Wells's birthplace in Bromley. He is an Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Reading.

Yao Haijun (Honorary Editor) is deputy Director-in-Chief of Science Fiction World, President of Chengdu Science Fiction Association, and Co-founder of Chinese Science Fiction Nebula Award. He founded China's first science fiction fanzine Nebula in 1988 and joined Science Fiction World in 1998. He discovered many new writers, initiating the ‘Science Fiction Vision Project’ which launched the internationally bestselling ‘Three-Body’ series. He has also won the Chinese Science Fiction Nebula Award for Best Editor.

Leah Cypess is the author of four young adult fantasy novels, starting with Mistwood (HarperCollins 2010). Her middle grade debut, Thornwood, about Sleeping Beauty's little sister, is scheduled to be published by Random House in 2021. She is also the author of short fiction published in Asimov's Science Fiction and the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, among other places. Leah is originally from New York City and now lives in Silver Spring, Maryland with her family.

A native of San Antonio, Texas, Ronald D. Ferguson is an active member of the SFWA. After years of teaching college mathematics and publishing four textbooks with major publishers, he decided writing fiction was more fun. He writes science fiction and fantasy with more than thirty publications in various short fiction venues including Flame Tree's Lost Worlds Short Stories, Compelling Science Fiction, Deep Magic, and many others. He lives with his wife, Layne near the shadow of the Alamo.

Russell James grew up on Long Island, New York and graduated from Cornell University and the University of Central Florida. After flying helicopters with the U.S. Army, he has had multiple horror and paranormal thrillers published. His wife reads his work and says "There is something seriously wrong with you."

Alex Shvartsman is the author of over 120 short stories, published in Analog, Nature, Strange Horizons, and elsewhere. He won the WSFA Small Press Award for Short Fiction in 2014 and was a two-time finalist (2015 & 2017) for the Canopus Award for Excellence in Interstellar Fiction. His translations have appeared in F&SF, Apex, and Samovar. Alex has edited over a dozen anthologies, including the Unidentified Funny Objects series, and is the editor-in-chief of Future Science Fiction Digest.

Amdi Silvestri is a Danish author. Active since 2008, he has contributed to a galaxy of different anthologies, and has published nineteen books; most recently the novel Für Elise and a collection of short stories titled Almost Here. He has received the Danish Niels Klim Prize for science fiction five times. His work tends to be experimental and restless, and insists on mixing genres and styles, using every piece of fiction as an opportunity to do something different.

Allen Stroud (Ph.D) is a university lecturer and Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror writer, best known for his work on the computer games Elite Dangerous by Frontier Developments and Phoenix Point by Snapshot Games. He was the 2017 and 2018 chair of Fantasycon, the annual convention of the British Fantasy Society, which hosts the British Fantasy Awards. He is he current Chair of the British Science Fiction Association. His SF novels, Fearless, and Resilient and titles in The Fractal Series are published by Flame Tree Press.

Eleanor R. Wood’s stories have appeared, among other places, in Deep Magic, Daily Science Fiction, Galaxy's Edge, Diabolical Plots, PodCastle, and various anthologies. Her story ‘What the Sea Reaps, We Must Provide’ was selected for The Best of British Fantasy 2019. She writes and eats liquorice from the south coast of England, where she lives with her husband, two marvellous dogs, and enough tropical fish tanks to charge an entry fee.

Bao Shu, a Chinese science fiction and fantasy writer, has won six Nebula Awards for Science Fiction and Fantasy in Chinese and three Galaxy Awards for Chinese Science Fiction. He has published 5 novels, including The Redemption of Time and The Seven Kingdoms of the Galaxy. His works have been translated into English, Japanese, Italian, German and other languages and published in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction and Clarkesworld.

Zhao Haihong, born in 1977, is a PhD in art history from China Art College, and an Associate Professor at Zhejiang Commercial University. She has won the Galaxy Award 6 times and the Song Qingling Children’s Literature Award and other Children’s literature award 14 times. Her works include the novel Crystal Sky and short story collections The Eyes of the Briches, Ripple World, and The River Flows as the Moon Rise. Her works has been translated into English, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish.

Chen Zijun is a Science Fiction writer and a PhD in Engineering Mechanics from Tsinghua University. He has won the Galaxy Award and the Global Nebula Award several times. He is currently working in Aerospace related fields.

Han Song is one of China's best-known SF authors. He is Chief of the Science Fiction Committee of China Science Writers’ Association and president of the World Chinese Science Fiction Association. He balances his sense of wonder about all things technological, with a finely-honed sense of social justice. Clones, alternate populations and psychological manipulation appear regularly in his work. A multiple recipient of the Galaxy Award, his books include Subway and Gravestone of the Universe.

Wang Jinkang (王晋康) is a senior petroleum engineer, a member of Chinese Writers Association, Vice President of China Science Writers’ Association, and the honorary president of the World Chinese SF Association. His first story, "Adam's Regression" (in Science Fiction World) in 1993, was a story he made up for his 10-year-old son. This story went on to win first prize in the Galaxy Award. He has published over ninety short stories and 16 novels.

He Xi, born in 1971, is one of the most well-known science fiction writers in China. He published his debut One Crazy Night in 1991. He has won the Galaxy Award (the highest honor for science fiction writing in China) 17 times and the Chinese Nebula Award multiple times. Many of his works are about the future of macro science and how humanity reacts to it. Some of his better-known works are: The Doomed Year, Natural Born Talent, Who am I, Never Meet Again, and The Six Paths of Lives.