Liu brings his story of an uploaded father (or the bits of him that are left in cyberspace following his death) and his daughter, to a satisfactory, and ultimately logical end.
The cybernetic shit has really hit the fan (presumably a Dyson bladeless one), and the stakes are high as the AIs war amongst themselves.
Lacking an sfnal element, a story that doesn’t really fit the anthology.
A teen girl, victim of bullying at school, finds a strange source of help through an emoticon exchange with an anonymous online person.
A story that perhaps teeters a little over the dividing line between touching and sentimentality.
Take a deep breath and read it now. If you don’t read it now, you’ll be able to pick it up in one of the Year’s Best anthologies next year.
A technology enables individual to see with clarity an event that will happen to them in the future.
A subtle look at an alternate 20th century with gargantuan engineering undertaking that links the continents.
Translated by Ken Liu and good to be able to read a story that would otherwise have been kept from us.
The last three stories I’ve read by Liu haven’t really grabbed me, two being more SF adventure than he normally rights. This is more like his best fiction, looking at how scientific changes will impact on individuals.
There’s a xeno-architectural conundrum to be solved, against the clock in a story that lacks that extra bit of something that Liu normally delivers, but fine enough if straightforward sf adventure is what you’re after.
A rare story from Liu that disappoints.
a bit too much of a pretty well-covered sf trope than we have had from Liu at his best.
Liu provides another dark story set during the Second World War in the Pacific theatre of combat
Liu makes extremely good use of the novella length for his story, which is a gripping, at times painfully so, story.
An effective story, which gets into the head of a young autistic man, balancing the narrative with some very complicated pure mathematics…
Liu looks into the not-too-distant-future and the impact of technology on making movies.
Sensitive story from Liu, looking at the impact on the Singularity, as increasing numbers of humanity opt to be be digitally uploaded, and the effect on those left behind.
A touching mother-daughter story in the far future.
Another effective tale drawing on Chinese culture, following his ‘The Literomancer’ and ‘Tying Knots’.
Liu brings together an ancient eastern tradition of recording using knotted string, with Western technology and mores.
A powerful, harrowing story of alienation, loneliness, and political oppression.
Stories by : Bradley Denton, Brenda Cooper, Charles Coleman Finlay, Gene Wolfe., Glenn Grant, Gregory Benford, Jack McDevitt, James Patrick Kelly, James Stoddard, James. L. Cambias, Janeen Webb, Jean-Claude Dunyach, Ken Liu, Liz Williams, matthew hughes, Neal Asher, Pamela Sargent, Ray Vukcevich, Robert Reed, Sean McMullen, Steve Tomasula, Steven Utley, Terry Bisson.