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Old 12-16-2019, 06:58 PM
 
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I didn't even know it existed.

How Chinese Sci-Fi Conquered America
The translator Ken Liu has done more than anyone to bridge the gap between Chinese science fiction and American readers

As a young boy, he was a promiscuous reader. He read his aunt’s Taiwanese romance novels, his grandmother’s Mandarin translations of “Sherlock Holmes” and her copy of “Romance of the Three Kingdoms,” a 14th-century historical epic set during the Han dynasty. He read his grandfather’s mathematics and chemistry manuals, which he didn’t understand but tore through anyway. In elementary school, he came across Mandarin translations of American science fiction. He read Philip K. Dick’s “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” and didn’t realize it was science fiction, mistaking the descriptions of a post-apocalyptic urban hellscape where humans enslave androids for a realistic depiction of life in America.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/03/m...e-fiction.html
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Old 12-17-2019, 11:06 AM
 
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I've read his translation of Cixin Liu's Three Body Problem and the sequel (aka Remembrance of Earth's Past series). Interesting books, definitely doesn't "feel" like a western book, even though the language is straightforward.
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Old 12-17-2019, 02:45 PM
 
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I've also enjoyed the "Southeast Asian" sci-fi of Aliette de Bodard (Tea Master and the Detective and others). She also has an "Aztec" based series, although it isn't really sci-fi.
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