The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories


464 pages

Published March 8, 2016 by Gallery / Saga Press.


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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 …

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Amazing short stories

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A really stunning collections of stories that range from a heartbreaking but beautiful tale, suffused with magical realism, of a son's coming to terms with his mothers experience as a immigrant, to a rumination on the nature of memory told through the recollections of an alien to the adventures of Chinese prospectors in gold rush Idaho. Liu's fiction uses the fantastical and speculative to explore the human condition in tender provocative ways that left me wanting more, which luckily, exist in his other books!

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