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December 2015 ISSUE

Yuanyuan's Bubbles

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Many people become enraptured by something or other from the moment of their births, as if they came into the world just for the delight of its company. In this way did Yuanyuan become enraptured by soap bubbles.
Yuanyuan was born with an apathetic expression on her face. She even seemed to cry as if she [...]

December 2015 ISSUE

Yuanyuan's Bubbles

Our first podcast for December is “Yuanyuan’s Bubbles” written by Liu Cixin and read by Kate Baker.

 
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Originally published in Chinese in Science Fiction World, 2004.
 
Translated and published in partnership with Storycom.

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November 2015 ISSUE

Another Word: Chinese Science Fiction and Chinese Reality

China is a society undergoing rapid development and transformation, where crises are present along with hopes, and opportunities coexist with challenges. This is a reality reflected in the science fiction produced there.
Chinese readers often interpret science fiction in unexpected ways. Take my Three Body series as an example. The alien-invasion story takes as its premise [...]