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Liu, Ken 1976-

Overview
Works: 148 works in 353 publications in 7 languages and 11,267 library holdings
Genres: Science fiction  Fiction  Short stories  Fantasy fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Star Wars fiction  Juvenile works  History  Horror tales  Horror fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor
Classifications: PL2947.C59, 895.1352
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Ken Liu
 
Most widely held works by Ken Liu
The three-body problem by Cixin Liu( Book )

41 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With the scope of Dune and the commercial action of Independence Day, this near-future trilogy is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience this multple-award-winning phenemonenon from China's most beloved science fiction author. Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion. The result is a science fiction masterpiece of enormous scope and vision"--
The grace of kings by Ken Liu( Book )

32 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Grace of Kings, the first book in this epic series, tells the story of two men who become friends through rebelling against tyranny and then turn against each other in defense of irreconcilable ideals. Wily, charming Kuni Garu, a bandit, and stern, fearless Mata Zyndu, the son of a deposed duke, seem like polar opposites. Yet, in the uprising against the emperor, the two quickly become the best of friends after a series of adventures fighting against vast conscripted armies, silk-draped airships, soaring battle kites, underwater boats, magical books, shapeshifting gods, and scaled whales who seem to prophesy the future. Once the emperor has been overthrown, however, the two find themselves the leaders of two sides with very different ideas about how the world should be run and the meaning of justice"--
The wall of storms by Ken Liu( Book )

20 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the much-anticipated sequel to the "magnificent fantasy epic" (NPR) Grace of Kings, Emperor Kuni Garu is faced with the invasion of an invincible army in his kingdom and must quickly find a way to defeat the intruders. Kuni Garu, now known as Emperor Ragin, runs the archipelago kingdom of Dara, but struggles to maintain progress while serving the demands of the people and his vision. Then an unexpected invading force from the Lyucu empire in the far distant west comes to the shores of Dara--and chaos results. But Emperor Kuni cannot go and lead his kingdom against the threat himself with his recently healed empire fraying at the seams, so he sends the only people he trusts to be Dara's savvy and cunning hopes against the invincible invaders: his children, now grown and ready to make their mark on history"--
The dark forest by Cixin Liu( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With the scope of Dune and the rousing action of Independence Day, this near-future trilogy is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience this multple-award-winning phenemonenon from China's most beloved science fiction author. In Dark Forest, Earth is reeling from the revelation of a coming alien invasion--in just four centuries' time. The aliens' human collaborators may have been defeated, but the presence of the sophons, the subatomic particles that allow Trisolaris instant access to all human information, means that Earth's defense plans are totally exposed to the enemy. Only the human mind remains a secret. This is the motivation for the Wallfacer Project, a daring plan that grants four men enormous resources to design secret strategies, hidden through deceit and misdirection from Earth and Trisolaris alike. Three of the Wallfacers are influential statesmen and scientists, but the fourth is a total unknown. Luo Ji, an unambitious Chinese astronomer and sociologist, is baffled by his new status. All he knows is that he's the one Wallfacer that Trisolaris wants dead"--
Star Wars : from a certain point of view( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Star Wars: A New Hope was first released in 1977, part of its appeal was that the world it presented felt alive. Landspeeders and starships were dirty. Droids broke down. And it was filled with cool, weird, and really weird background characters. (Really, just take a look around the Mos Eisley cantina.) Never mind Han, Luke, Leia, Darth Vader, and Obi-Wan. Who were these other guys? What was their story? Just seeing them brought up questions for fans that sparked the imagination. In celebration of Star Wars' 40th anniversary, this book shines the spotlight on those unsung weirdos, heroes, and villains with a unique, new anthology. Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View, brings together more than 40 authors for 40 stories. Each will be told from the perspective of background characters of A New Hope -- from X-wing pilots who helped Luke destroy the Death Star to the stormtroopers who never quite could find the droids they were looking for. There's never been a Star Wars book like it!
The paper menagerie and other stories by Ken Liu( Book )

19 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the author's selection of his best short stories, as well as a new piece, in a collection that includes "The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary," "Mono No Aware" and "The Waves."
Invisible planets : contemporary Chinese science fiction in translation by Ken Liu( Book )

17 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and Japanese and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thirteen intriguing visions of the future from China"--Cover
Star Wars : the legends of Luke Skywalker by Ken Liu( Book )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and German and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As a cargo ship rockets across the galaxy to Canto Bight, the deckhands on board trade stories about legendary Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker. But are the stories of iconic and mysterious Luke Skywalker true, or merely tall tales passed from one corner of the galaxy to another? Is Skywalker really a famous Jedi hero, an elaborate charlatan, or even part droid? The deckhands will have to decide for themselves when they hear The Legends of Luke Skywalker, a collection of myths and tall-tales about the legendary Jedi Luke Skywalker"--Amazon
The year's best science fiction : thirty-first annual collection( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-First Annual Collection the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world in the year's best short stories"--
Warrior women( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From fantastic legends and science fictional futures come compelling tales of powerful women-or those who discover strength they did not know they possessed--who fight because they must, for what they believe in, for those they love, to simply survive, or who glory in battle itself. Fierce or fearful, they are courageous and honorable--occasionally unscrupulous and tainted--but all warriors worthy of the name. Join bestselling authors Elizabeth Bear, Nancy Kress, George R. R. Martin, Elizabeth Moon and many others as they celebrate the strong female protagonist in what Publishers Weekly calls an 'epic anthology.'" --
More human than human : stories of androids, robots, and manufactured humanity by Neil Clarke( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The short stories in More human than human demonstrate the depth and breadth of artificial humanity in contemporary science fiction. Issues of passing, of what it is to be human, of autonomy and slavery and oppression, and yes, the hubris of creation; these ideas have fascinated us for at least two hundred years, and this selection of stories demonstrates why it is such an alluring and recurring conceit
Year's best SF 18( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of the finest science fiction stories of 2012 features the work of both new and established writers, including contributions by Megan Lindholm, Andy Duncan, C.S. Friedman, and Tony Ballantyne
The wandering Earth by Cixin Liu( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cixin Liu is China's bestselling science fiction author and one of the most important voices in world SF. His novel, The Three-Body Problem, was the first translated work of SF ever to win the Hugo Award. Here is the first collection of his short fiction: eleven stories, including five Chinese Galaxy Award-winners, form a blazingly original ode to planet earth, its pasts and its futures
The three-body problem by Cixin Liu( )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three-Body Problem is the first chance for an English-speaking audience to experience this multiple award winning phenomenon from China's most beloved science fiction author, Liu Cixin. Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion. The result is a science fiction masterpiece of enormous scope and vision
Death's end by Cixin Liu( )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With The Three-Body Problem, English-speaking readers got their first chance to experience the multiple-award-winning and bestselling Three-Body Trilogy by China's most beloved science fiction author, Cixin Liu. Three-Body was released to great acclaim including coverage in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. It was also named a finalist for the Nebula Award, making it the first translated novel to be nominated for a major SF award since Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities in 1976. Now this epic trilogy concludes with Death's End. Half a century after the Doomsday Battle, the uneasy balance of Dark Forest Deterrence keeps the Trisolaran invaders at bay. Earth enjoys unprecedented prosperity due to the infusion of Trisolaran knowledge. With human science advancing daily and the Trisolarans adopting Earth culture, it seems that the two civilizations will soon be able to co-exist peacefully as equals without the terrible threat of mutually assured annihilation. But the peace has also made humanity complacent. Cheng Xin, an aerospace engineer from the early 21st century, awakens from hibernation in this new age. She brings with her knowledge of a long-forgotten program dating from the beginning of the Trisolar Crisis, and her very presence may upset the delicate balance between two worlds. Will humanity reach for the stars or die in its cradle?
The best science fiction and fantasy of the year by Jonathan Strahan( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects the lastest science fiction and fantasy short stories from such authors as Neil Gaiman, Nalo Hopkinson, K.J. Parker, Peter S. Bagle, and Jeffrey Ford
The year's best dark fantasy & horror by Paula Guran( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Often disturbing, occasionally delightful, let The Year's Best Dark Fantasy and Horror be your annual guide through the mysteries and wonders of dark fiction
The grace of Kings by Ken Liu( )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two men rebel together against tyranný??and then become rivalś??in this first sweeping book of an epic fantasy series from Ken Liu, recipient of Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards. Wily, charming Kuni Garu, a bandit, and stern, fearless Mata Zyndu, the son of a deposed duke, seem like polar opposites. Yet, in the uprising against the emperor, the two quickly become the best of friends after a series of adventures fighting against vast conscripted armies, silk-draped airships, and shapeshifting gods. Once the emperor has been overthrown, however, they each find themselves the leader of separate factionś??two sides with very different ideas about how the world should be run and the meaning of justice. Fans of intrigue, intimate plots, and action will find a new series to embrace in the Dandelion Dynasty
Invisible planets : an anthology of contemporary Chinese science fiction( Book )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Award-winning translator and author Ken Liu presents a collection of short speculative fiction from China. Some stories have won awards; some have been included in various 'Year's Best' anthologies; some have been well reviewed by critics and readers; and some are simply Ken's personal favorites. Many of the authors collected here (with the obvious exception of Liu Cixin) belong to the younger generation of 'rising stars'
The legends of Luke Skywalker by Ken Liu( Book )

5 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a cargo ship rockets across the galaxy to Canto Bight, the deckhands on board trade stories about legendary Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker. But are the stories of iconic and mysterious Luke Skywalker true, or merely tall tales passed from one corner of the galaxy to another? Is Skywalker really a famous Jedi hero, an elaborate charlatan, or even part droid? The deckhands will have to decide for themselves when they hear The Legends of Luke Skywalker, a collection of myths and tall-tales about the legendary Jedi Luke Skywalker
 
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Alternative Names
Ken Liu.

Ken Liu 1976-....

Ken Liu Chinees taalkundige

Ken Liu chinesisch-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Ken Liu Escritor chino-estadounidense

Liu K. 1976-

Liu, Yu kun 1976-

Liu, Yukun 1976-

Lû, Ken.

Ryu, Yukun

Кен Лю

Кен Лю 1976-

Лю, Кен

كين ليو

کن لوی

کن لیو

リュウ, ケン

リュウ, ユークン

劉, 宇昆

劉, 宇昆 1976-

劉宇昆

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刘宇昆 美籍华人作家

刘昆 1976-

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