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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.
“Reading Ken Liu’s stories, I feel like I’m reading a once-in-a-generation talent. I’m in awe.”
Jamie Ford, New York Times bestselling author"I know this is going to sound hyperbolic, but when I’m reading Ken Liu’s stories, I feel like I’m reading a once-in-a-generation talent. I’m in awe."Jamie Ford, New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
“Liu’s wondrous tales eloquently explore the place where ordinary and the extraordinary meet.”
“There is a dark and sometimes shocking edge to some of these stories, but nearly all are provocative and several are brilliant.”
“Liu probes our ethical wounds, examining injustice and oppression from some uncomfortable angles. For readers unfamiliar with Liu’s debut, this new short-story collection offers an excellent introduction to his strengths.”
“[An] outstanding collection of fantastical fiction…Gracefully written and often profoundly moving, these stories are high-water marks of contemporary speculative fiction.”
“Corey Brill and Joy Osmanski[‘s] presentations are straightforward and engaged, permitting the intensity of the stories to evoke empathy in the listener. It’s a powerful combination…From science fiction to fantasy, each story is powerful in its simplicity.”
Corey Brill is a stage, film, and television actor. He currently is performing on Broadway as Don Blades in Gore Vidal’s The Best Man.
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- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
- Genre: Fiction/Science Fiction
- ISBN-13: 978-1-4423-9720-0