Considered one of the three most important voices in contemporary Chinese science fiction (along with Liu Cixin and Wang Jinkang), Han Song is a multiple recipient of the Chinese Galaxy Award (China's highest profile sci-fi prize), as well as the Chinese Nebula Award and Asian-Pacific Sci-fi Gravity Award. Song bridges new developments in science and subjects of cultural and social dynamics with stories of dystopia, governmental conspiracy, and subversive horror, earning praise for his work as “absurdly dark,” while also reigniting a science fiction renaissance.
Including original English translations by Nathaniel Isaacson, PhD, Dark Moon Books and editor Eric J. Guignard bring you this introduction to Han Song's work, the fifth in a series of primers exploring modern masters of literary dark short fiction. Herein is a chance to discover-or learn more of-the enigmatic voice of Han Song, as beautifully illustrated by artist Michelle Prebich.
Included within these pages are:
· Six short stories, three translated exclusively for this book
· Author interview
· Complete bibliography
· Academic commentary by Michael Arnzen, PhD (former humanities chair and professor of the year, Seton Hill University)
· … and more!
Enter this doorway to the vast and fantastic: Get to know Han Song.
Table of Contents includes:
• Introduction by Eric J. Guignard
• Han Song: A Biography
• Earth is Flat
• Earth is Flat: A Commentary
• Transformation Subway
• Transformation Subway: A Commentary
• The Wheel of Samsara
• The Wheel of Samsara: A Commentary
• Two Small Birds
• Two Small Birds: A Commentary
• Fear of Seeing
• Fear of Seeing: A Commentary
• My Country Does Not Dream
• My Country Does Not Dream: A Commentary
• Why Han Song Matters by Michael Arnzen, PhD
• In Conversation with Han Song
• Sending Chinese Science Fiction Overseas: A New Dialogue: An Essay by Han Song
• A Bibliography of Chinese and English Fiction for Han Song