BOOKS

Chinese Sci-Fi Beyond “The Three Body Problem” | Book Review

Newly translated short stories map out China’s sci-fi universe for English readers

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FICTION

June 23, 2016 | Fiction

In this short story, writer Gu Xiang finds humanity and humor in the idiosyncrasies of elderly Chinese

BOOKS

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

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ARTS

The Night is for Lovers | Fiction

Three translated short stories from Yuan Zi, a pioneer of "Beijing drifter scar literature"

FICTION

Why do cats gather at night?

Writer Wang Nuonuo's imaginative take on an age-old question

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FICTION

Fiction: The Empty Room

The distance in an intimate relationship—a short story from our issue “High Steaks”

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Fiction: The Trial

A novelist discovers the power of words over life and death—from our issue “Contagion”

FICTION

Fiction: Convince Me

Short story from our issue, Grape Expectations

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Fiction: The Precious Thing

In this sci-fi tale, a soldier uses a talisman from the past to stay human—and pays a price for his decision

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