Alec Ash is a writer and editor based in Beijing. He is the author of Wish Lanterns, about China’s youth. (June 2018)


The Fantastic Truth About China

Liu Cixin, author of The Three-Body Problem, which won the Hugo Award for best science fiction novel in 2015

Invisible Planets: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation

translated from the Chinese and edited by Ken Liu

Touchable Unreality

edited by Neil Clarke
In 1902, Liang Qichao, a reformist intellectual of the late Qing dynasty, wrote a futuristic story called “A Chronicle of the Future of New China.” In the unfinished manuscript, he depicts Shanghai hosting the World Fair in 1962 (“Confucius year 2513”), on the fiftieth anniversary of a successful reform movement.