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Author: Ken Liu Narrator: Joy Osmanski, Corey Brill Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Audio Length: Release Date: March 2016 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781442397200

Publisher Description

A publishing event: 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.

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Quotes

  • “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
  • “Liu’s wondrous tales eloquently explore the place where ordinary and the extraordinary meet.”

    - Washington Post
  • “There is a dark and sometimes shocking edge to some of these stories, but nearly all are provocative and several are brilliant.”

    - Chicago Tribune
  • “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.”

    - Seattle Times
  • “[An] outstanding collection of fantastical fiction…Gracefully written and often profoundly moving, these stories are high-water marks of contemporary speculative fiction.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “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.”

    - AudioFile

Awards

  • A BuzzFeed Books Pick for 2016's Most Buzzed About Books
  • "The Paper Menagerie" was the Winner of the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Short Story

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About the Author

Ken Liu is one of the most lauded authors in the field of American literature. A winner of the Nebula, Hugo, World Fantasy, Locus Sidewise, and Science Fiction & Fantasy Translation Awards, he has also been nominated for the Sturgeon and Locus Awards. His short story, “The Paper Menagerie,” is the first work of fiction to simultaneously win the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy Awards. He also translated the 2015 Hugo Award–winning novel The Three-Body Problem, written by Cixin Liu, which is the first novel to ever win the Hugo award in translation. The Grace of Kings, his debut novel, is the first volume in a silkpunk epic fantasy series set in a universe he and his wife, artist Lisa Tang Liu, created together. It was a finalist for a Nebula Award and the recipient of the Locus Award for Best First Novel.

About the Narrators

Joy Osmanski, theater, television, and film actress, is an award-winning audiobook narrator who has won three AudioFile Earphones Awards. She graduated from Principia College with a degree in creative writing and received her MFA from UC San Diego.

Corey Brill, audiobook narrator, is a stage, film, and television actor who has performed on Broadway, at The Kennedy Center, and in regional theaters across the country. He has appeared on television in The Walking Dead, Chicago PD, Scorpion, and You’re the Worst. A graduate of Otterbein College and University of California at San Diego, he also writes songs and keeps bees on a rooftop in downtown Los Angeles.