Baoshu is a science fiction and fantasy writer. He has published five novels and dozens of shorter works since 2010, including Three Body X: Redemption of Time, Ruins of Time (winner of the 2014 Chinese Nebula Award for Best Novel), Seven States of the Galaxy: Phantom From an Ancient Empire, and “Everybody Loves Charles” (winner of the 2015 Galaxy Award for Best Novella). He lives in Xi’an, China.

Baoshu has the following works available at Clarkesworld:


FICTION by Baoshu, translated by Andy Dudak in Issue 170 – November 2020

1 Dong Fang still clearly remembers the joyous love of that rainy night. It seemed quite bad at first. After three years of dating and two years of marriage, their formerly shy and sweet explorations had become routine business. Nevertheless, he was in the mood that night. At 11:00 p.m. he turned off the light […]

The Lighthouse Girl

FICTION by Baoshu, translated by Andy Dudak in Issue 136 – January 2018

March 12, 2027 My name is Ling Rourou . . . right Papa? Yes, I am Ling Rourou. Today I am seven years old. Papa’s name is Ling Dong. He gave me this mini laptop as my birthday present. Papa says all I have to do is open it and speak into it, and everything I say will […]

Everybody Loves Charles

FICTION by Baoshu, translated by Ken Liu in Issue 112 – January 2016

1. He shot into space, free as a fish that had leapt away from the sea’s embrace. Gazing down through Pegasus’s porthole, he saw the receding grey metropolis, then the amber suburbs, and finally the green fields and yellow deserts, all quickly submerged beneath a sea of clouds. By the time he emerged from the […]

Preserve Her Memory

FICTION by Baoshu, translated by Ken Liu in Issue 108 – September 2015

One o’clock in the morning. Heavy rain. Ye Lin, her clothes drenched, stands at the edge of the roof of the three-hundred-story Future Tower. She shivers uncontrollably as the gale, whipping freezing rain, slices across her skin like an ice knife. From her perch more than a kilometer aboveground, she surveys the city that never […]
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