Broken Stars translated by Ken Liu
In Hugo award-winner Liu Cixin's ‘Moonlight,’ a man is contacted by three future versions of himself, each trying to save their world from destruction. Hao Jingfang’s ‘The New Year Train’ sees 1,500 passengers go missing on a train that vanishes into space. In the title story by Tang Fei, a young girl is shown how the stars can reveal the future.
In addition, three essays explore the history and rise of Chinese science fiction publishing, contemporary Chinese fandom, and how the growing interest in Chinese SF has impacted writers who had long laboured in obscurity
It was a crazy race with a tie and then a run-off with another tie! In the end I asked King Solomon, and he said to cut all the books in half. So I chose Broken Stars. I think this is fair because Broken Stars was chosen by more voters for at least one of three places. Also, a book of stories and essays should be easier to balance with those of us that are already/still reading The Shadow of the Wind, so we can talk about both books this month. And continue to read more of Zafón's books down the road. Cuz he's awesome.