Ken Liu
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Ken Liu

Ken Liu (http://kenliu.name) is an author of speculative fiction, as well as a translator, lawyer, and programmer. A winner of the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy awards, he has been published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Asimov's, Analog, Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, and Strange Horizons, among other places.

Ken's debut novel, The Grace of Kings (2015), is the first volume in a silkpunk epic fantasy series, The Dandelion Dynasty. It won the Locus Best First Novel Award and was a Nebula finalist. He subsequently published the second volume in the series, The Wall of Storms (2016) as well as a collection of short stories, The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories (2016). He also wrote the Star Wars novel, The Legends of Luke Skywalker (2017).

In addition to his original fiction, Ken also translated numerous literary and genre works from Chinese to English. His translation of The Three-Body Problem, by Liu Cixin, won the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2015, the first translated novel ever to receive that honor. He also translated the third volume in Liu Cixin's series, Death's End (2016) and edited the first English-language anthology of contemporary Chinese science fiction, Invisible Planets (2016).

He lives with his family near Boston, Massachusetts.

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    • The Grace of Kings

    • The Dandelion Dynasty
    • By: Ken Liu
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 21 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,107
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,028
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      4 out of 5 stars 1,025

    Wily, charming Kuni Garu, a bandit, and stern, fearless Mata Zyndu, the son of a deposed duke, seem like polar opposites....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Unfortunately cannot recommend

    • By Eric on 05-21-16

    Regular price: $28.34

    • The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories

    • By: Ken Liu
    • Narrated by: Corey Brill, Joy Osmanski
    • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 262
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 234

    Best-selling 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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic collection, great stories!

    • By Renee Tang on 05-17-18

    Regular price: $22.67

    • The Wall of Storms

    • The Dandelion Dynasty, Book 2
    • By: Ken Liu
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 28 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 328
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 310
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 310

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow highly recommend

    • By Hector hernandez on 01-24-17

    Regular price: $33.07

    • Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi: The Legends of Luke Skywalker

    • By: Ken Liu
    • Narrated by: January LaVoy
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,370
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,284
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,285

    As a cargo ship rockets across the galaxy to Canto Bight, the deckhands onboard trade stories about legendary Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not the Luke Skywalker story I was looking for...

    • By Gregory Jarrell on 11-08-17

    Regular price: $32.20

    • Oz Reimagined

    • New Tales from the Emerald City and Beyond
    • By: Douglas Cohen (editor), John Joseph Adams (editor), Orson Scott Card, and others
    • Narrated by: Nick Podehl, Tanya Eby
    • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 63

    Editors John Joseph Adams and Douglas Cohen have brought together leading fantasy writers such as Orson Scott Card and Jane Yolen to create the ultimate anthology for Oz fans....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Many Faces of Dorothy or Dot

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 07-19-14

    Regular price: $13.99

    • L'homme qui mit fin à l'Histoire

    • By: Ken Liu
    • Narrated by: Stéphanie Cassignard, Patrick Meadeb
    • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
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    Futur proche. Deux scientifiques mettent au point un procédé révolutionnaire permettant de retourner dans le passé. Une seule et unique fois par période...

    Regular price: $16.65

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