Lu Ban built a following in China with his 2020 debut novel Futuritis, currently under development by Ronghuan Films. In 2021, he published “Upstart” and won the the 2021 China SF Galaxy Award for Best New Writer. His work explores relationships between technology and systems of control.

Lu Ban has the following works available at Clarkesworld:


FICTION by Lu Ban, translated by Blake Stone-Banks in Issue 195 – December 2022

: Your name, sir. : Just call me K. : Apologies, sir. This process is meticulously controlled. You are required to state your full name and surname. : It’s K Li. : Alright, Mr. Li. Shall we begin? My colleagues have completed your health and background checks. Now, I’m here to assist with the final […]
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