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The Dark Room Problem

Award-winning sci-fi author Chen Qiufan investigates how technology manipulates our consciousness in this short story


Ready to Launch: A Guide to China’s Latest Science Fiction Writers

Chinese science fiction is finally being translated into English beyond Liu Cixin’s famous Three-Body Problem


Exploring Humanity’s Many Possible AI Futures | Book Review

Entrepreneur Kai-Fu Lee and sci-fi writer Chen Qiufan weave fiction and technical explanation to illustrate the opportunities and pitfalls of artificial intelligence

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The Revenge Rocks | Fiction

Yang Ping's sci-fi story explores the darker side of humanity's space ambitions


2021: A Mars Camp Odyssey

As China’s space program sets its sights on the Red Planet, a barren desert in Qinghai is becoming an oasis for simulated space travel


Chinese Sci-Fi Inspired by Mars

As China's Mars mission sends images and data back to Earth, we look at Chinese sci-fi stories inspired by the Red Planet

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Starside Economy

A street stall seller finds himself at the center of an interplanetary business deal in Wang Nuonuo’s sci-fi short story


Space Expectations

China’s growing presence in Hollywood sci-fi movies


A Life in the Day

A wife trapped in an abusive marriage seeks help—and makes a shocking discovery


Chinese Sci-Fi on Screen

China’s sci-fi tradition is mostly in novel form, but it occasionally makes it way to screens big and small

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