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Our fifth podcast for March is “Goodnight, Melancholy” written by Xia Jia and read by Kate Baker.
Originally published in Chinese in Science Fiction World, June 2015.
Translated and published in partnership with Storycom.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
As an undergraduate, Xia Jia majored in Atmospheric Sciences at Peking University. She then entered the Film Studies Program at the Communication University of China, where she completed her Master's thesis: "A Study on Female Figures in Science Fiction Films." Recently, she obtained a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and World Literature at Peking University, with "Chinese Science Fiction and Its Cultural Politics Since 1990" as the topic of her dissertation. She now teaches at Xi'an Jiaotong University.
She has been publishing fiction since college in a variety of venues, including Science Fiction World and Jiuzhou Fantasy. Several of her stories have won the Galaxy Award, China's most prestigious science fiction award. In English translation, she has been published in Clarkesworld, Nature, and Upgraded.
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