StarShipSofa No 531 Ken Liu

April 4, 2018 by Jeremy Szal

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Main Fiction: “Gossamer” by Ken Liu

Originally published in Writers of the Future

Ken Liu 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 is the author of The Dandelion Dynasty, a silkpunk epic fantasy series The Grace of Kings  The Wall of Storms, and a forthcoming third volume) and The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories, a collection. He also wrote the Star Wars novel, The Legends of Luke Skywalker (2017). In addition to his original fiction, Ken also translated numerous works from Chinese to English, including The Three-Body Problem (2014), by Liu Cixin, and “Folding Beijing,” by Hao Jingfang, both Hugo winners.

Narrated by: Deanna Sanchez

Deanna Sanchez is a voiceover talent and actress who has performed professionally for 14 years. She has voiced various commercials, industrials, and characters, and specializes in the “sexy voice” of powerful female roles. Deanna also consults in Geographical Information Systems and develops custom mapping applications for real estate and other industries. Three-dimensional visualization of spatial data is a favorite pastime, and she has spent many hours translating real-Earth elevation data into unique 3D worlds. Deanna’s voice over demo can be heard at the Lambert Studios website, an outstanding full service recording studio.


  1. Liu is Great but I also want to see some more Ted Chiang!!! How bout one of the stories not released in the Stories of Our Life audiobook please.

    Also are you guys doing stories of the Hugo Awards this Year?
    I must say you guys are part of the Anti-White Male-Puppy-World Without Walls Campaign that led to this NEO Diversity we have now where no White Males are nominated for Novella,Novelette,Short Story. So you can take a Bow and enjoy a White Maleless(New Word) New way of doing things. Death to the Old Dead(and Alive) White Guys Awards.

    Did we get what we wanted!?