Ready to enjoy an amazing read this 2020? Take a look at this great book…
The Hidden Girl and Other Stories by Ken Liu
About The Book
From a Tang Dynasty legend of a young girl trained as an assassin with the ability to skip between dimensions on a secluded mountain sanctuary to a space colony called Nova Pacifica that reflects on a post-apocalyptic world of the American Empire and ‘Moonwalker’ Neil Armstrong, award-winning author Ken Liu’s writings are laced with depictions of silkpunk fantasy, Sci-Fi and old Chinese folklore, wrapped up in a mesmerising genre-bending collection of short stories.
Ken Liu is one of the most lauded short story writers of our time. This much anticipated collection includes a selection of his latest science ﬁction and fantasy stories over the last ﬁve years – sixteen of his best – plus a new novelette. In addition to these seventeen selections, The Hidden Girl and Other Stories also features an excerpt from book three in the Dandelion Dynasty series, The Veiled Throne.
I don’t usually read short stories, but this book caught my sight, the cover is interesting and the title is intriguing, once I started reading I was so happy to have discovered this author, Ken Liu.
There are 17 different short stories, mostly tragic and with a sci-fi/fantasy theme; but, you’ll find that the themes they cover are on date, with a variety of interesting situations any of us could understand their core like it’s in the present.
I liked that some of them had some characters in common, but is the reader that has to find the connections and links between them and it adds a challenge and interest to look for the little pieces. I loved that the women on the stories are strong and brave and mainly the stories are based on Asia; I always love to discover new countries even if they are in sci-fi stories!
I’ll advance that the stories are tragic, so maybe you’ll need a hug after reading a few of them… but this would not discourage you to read this book, because they are worth the read, believe me.
I haven’t read any of the previous stories written by Ken Liu, but they are so original that I can assure that I will search for more of his books!
Ready to discover “The Hidden Girl” and other stories?
About The Author
Ken Liu is an American speculative fiction writer and the winner of the Nebula, Hugo, Locus, World Fantasy, Sidewise, and Science Fiction & Fantasy Translation Awards. The son of a pharmaceutical chemist and a computer engineer, Ken emigrated to the US with his mother and father at the age of 11. He graduated from Harvard with a degree in English Literature and Computer Science and later attended Harvard Law School.
Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Ken worked as a software engineer, corporate lawyer, and litigation consultant. His debut novel, The Grace of Kings, is the first volume in a silkpunk epic fantasy series, The Dandelion Dynasty, in which engineers play the role of wizards. His debut collection, The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories, has been published in more than a dozen language and his short story Good Hunting was adapted for an episode for Netflix’s science fiction web series Love, Death and Robots.