Week 2 of Hugo Nominees
This story is nominated for Best Novelette
Main Fiction: “Folding Beijing” by Hao Jingfang, translated by Ken Liu
Originally appeared in Uncanny Magazine
In 2002, Hao Jingfang was awarded First Prize in the New Concept Writing Competition. She gained her undergraduate degree from Tsinghua University’s Department of Physics and her PhD from the same university in Economics and Management in 2012. Her fiction has appeared in various publications, including Mengya, Science Fiction World, and ZUI Found. She has published two full–length novels, Wandering Maearth and Return to Charon; a book of cultural essays, Europe in Time; and the short story collection, Star Travellers. Her fiction has appeared before in English translation in Lightspeed.
Ken Liu (kenliu.name) is an author and translator of speculative fiction, as well as a 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. He lives with his family near Boston, Massachusetts.
Ken’s debut novel, The Grace of Kings, the first in a silkpunk epic fantasy series, was published by Saga Press, Simon & Schuster’s new genre fiction imprint, in April 2015. Saga also published a collection of his short stories later in the year.
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The Hugo thing reminds me exactly of U.S. Politics. You have both sides that refuse to play with the other and also blame the other for their actions. Hopefully people who think they were above it grow to understand that a No Vote is just another example of it.
I don’t naturally hate politics in fiction but have to say it becomes a bad thing indeed when it becomes a Us vs. Them group/herd mentality.
Good Luck to US!