The Paper Menagerie and other stories

The Paper Menagerie and other stories (2016) by Ken Liu is a great collection of  science fiction short stories that includes the Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy award winning story in the title.

Liu’s stories are polished, calm and often very moving. They also reflect his identity in an interesting way. Westerners rarely, if ever, write about things like The Great Leap Forward or Japanese massacres in China the way Liu does.

There is hard science fiction in this collection as well as fantasy pieces set in the present, future and the past. For anyone who is interested in speculative fiction reading Liu is a treat.

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