Blake Stone-Banks is a translator of Chinese speculative fiction. He speculates in his own fiction too. Born in Kentucky and domesticated in Beijing, he thrives on bluegrass and revolutionary model operas.

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Blake Stone-Banks has the following works available at Clarkesworld:

Debtless

FICTION by Chen Qiufan, translated by Blake Stone-Banks in Issue 163 – April 2020

In the history of human writing, the earliest word for “freedom” is found in Sumerian, signifying freedom from debt. —Treatise of Our Divine Debt, 02:35 1 The dream’s last sequence looped in my memory. A sticky black tide swept every inch of my body. Its rippling foam splintered into tiny chains that swarmed my skin, […]

Farewell, Adam

FICTION by Xiu Xinyu, translated by Blake Stone-Banks in Issue 138 – March 2018

1. Me After stopping my medication for just a week, I passed the test with ease. It wasn’t too much trouble. My parents never cared what I was up to. My friends probably thought I was already dead. Doctor Liu was upset but knew me well enough to know I hadn’t made the decision out […]
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