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NY Times: Ken Liu’s Debut Novel Uses Science Fiction to Depict Chinese American History

Grace of Kings by Ken Liu

Award-winning Chinese American author Ken Liu has released his debut novel, titled The Grace of Kings, which includes a re-imagining of traditional Chinese history.  

According to the NY Times, Liu blends certain elements of both Chinese and American culture to create a new fantasy world in his science fiction novel. Additionally, he worked to adapt these aspects to the modern day reader.  

“One of the most interesting issues I had to deal with is how much of the power imbalances of history to replicate in fiction. We have never had a society that was truly just. Some groups have always benefited at the expense of others[such as women].”  

Liu’s short stories have appeared in numerous literary magazines, according to Wikipedia. He is also a distinguised poet.

To learn more about Liu’s novel, visit the NY Times.  


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