Nick Stember is a Chinese to English translator of Chinese comics /manhua/ and speculative fiction. His work has been featured on the websites of The Comics Journal, Paper Republic, Danwei, Frog in a Well, FluentU, Optical Sloth, Tor, Boing Boing, iO9, Rolling Stone, the BBC World Service, and the South China Morning Post. Most recently, he has been working as consultant for Stone Bridge Press and Storycom.

Currently a Masters student in the Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia, Nick lives in Vancouver, BC. In 2013 he spent three months living in Blaine, WA, commuting across the border on a ten-speed bicycle. He is currently working on a project to build the world’s first English language encyclopedia of Chinese comics and animation, the Encyclopedia Manhuannica.


Nick Stember has the following works available at Clarkesworld:

Tripping the Light Fantastic: An Interview with Pan Haitian

INTERVIEW by Nick Stember in Issue 106 – July 2015

When I arrived in China I spent a lot of time trying to find local examples of my two passions: comics and science fiction. Although everyone I met seemed far too busy learning English, preparing for their college entrance exams, hanging out in internet cafes, or (the most popular option in Harbin, where a typical […]