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Ken Liu

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Timekeepers' Symphony by Ken Liu (audio)

Clarkesworld Magazine

This episode features "Timekeepers' Symphony" written by Ken Liu. Published in the September 2022 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker. The text version of this story can be found at: https://clarkesworldmagazine.com/liu_09_22 Support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/join/clarkesworld?


30 Sep 2022

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191. Ken Liu AMC Pantheon based on his stories in "The Hidden Girl"

Writers of the Future Podcast

Ken Liu is a multiple Hugo Award-winning American author of science fiction and fantasy. His epic fantasy series, “The Dandelion Dynasty,” is the first work in the “silkpunk” genre, which he created.AMC's "Pantheon" was created around the Singularity-based stories in “The Hidden Girl,” a collection of short stories by Ken.His story, “The Paper Menagerie,” is the first piece of fiction to win three literary genre awards: the Hugo, the Nebula, and the World Fantasy Award.Ken was a published finalist in 2003 with the story “Gossamer.” That was the year we had the event in Beverly Hills, and Chick Corea performed, plus three grandmasters of science fiction: Robert Silverberg, Fred Pohl, Hal Clement attended.He also consults and speaks publicly on various subjects such as cryptocurrency, futurism, implications of new technologies (5G, GPT-3, nanomaterials, etc.), science fiction, virtual reality, and sustainable storytelling.

1hr 1min

18 Sep 2022

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Special Edition: Technology ft. Ken Liu

The Travel Log

The Travel log sets out to explore the world of Faerun. This week, on a special edition, hosts Lily Lavin and Steven Hoffart are joined by the award-winning writer Ken Liu to discuss technology, what it means and how it affects worldbuilding. They provide lore for DMs and Players as well as suggestions of encounters you can run in the areas covered. Think of it as the audiobook for your session prep. Check out Ken's final book in the Dandelion Dynasty series, Speaking Bones, out now! Song by: "Around the Fire" by Blood and Dust (blood-and-dust.bandcamp.com/) Logo Design by: Lily Lavin Logo Text by: Lizbeth Poirier Follow us @DndTravellog on Twitter. And @Awweheck on instagram for amazing art. Faerun and Dungeon and Dragons are property of Wizards of the Coasts. The lore for today's episode was from "Volo's Guide to the North", and "Princes of the Apocolypse"  by Wizards of the Coast.

1hr 15mins

29 Jun 2022

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Ep 13. Ken Liu, Hugo Award-Winning Author on His Most Ambitious Work of Fiction

Wiser Living with Sissi Wang

"Very few people can say that they wanted to play with a whole world and to invent it, and to make it real and to build it and to tell stories in it…I got to do all of that and to tell the story I wanted to tell. It makes me feel like I didn’t come into this universe and leave empty-handed. I left something behind that I thought is the best I could do, and that’s pretty darn awesome.”Ken Liu is a Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award-winning author of speculative fiction. His short story "The Paper Menagerie” is the first work of fiction to win all three of science fiction’s major awards: the Hugo, the Nebula and the World Fantasy Award. His latest book Speaking Bones, the final installment in his epic fantasy series The Dandelion Dynasty just came out on June 21. The 10-year saga is the culmination of all his effort as a writer where he has put all of himself – his knowledge, his understanding of the world and his life experiences – into the massive work of fiction. It’s likely his magnum opus and how Ken’s choosing to leave his mark on the world.  In this episode, Ken talks about his Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy Award-winning short story “The Paper Menagerie” and how it relates to the current political climate in America | What makes a piece of fiction resonate with readers | His career choices and how he got to become a full-time writer | On being an autodidact: how he taught himself to write | The importance of experimentation as a writer | What makes a writer worth reading | An introduction to The Dandelion Dynasty series and Speaking Bones | How it feels to have completed possibly his most important work as a writerTo learn more about Ken Liu and to see pictures from the interview, visit https://www.sissi-wang.com/episodes/ep-13-ken-liuKen Liu: https://kenliu.name/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


28 Jun 2022

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Ken Liu - Storytelling is Our Most Important Technology

How To Academy Podcast

The winner of major genre awards including the Nebula, the Hugo, and the World Fantasy Award, Ken Liu is an author and futurist whose fictions both interrogate the social consequences of new technologies, and investigate the value of concepts we do not typically think of as technology but ought to, including law, language, and even storytelling itself.In this episode of the podcast he outlines his vision for speculative fiction's purpose and value, and previews the ideas in the Dandelion Dynasty, a fantasy series investigating the foundational myths of nationhood through a science fictional extrapolation of the engineering and social structures of East Asian antiquity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


24 Jun 2022

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Immersive Remix: "The Paper Menagerie" by Ken Liu

LeVar Burton Reads

A new immersive remix of a season one classic. An immigrant mother tries to bond with her American-born son by creating a magical paper menagerie. This story appears in Ken Liu's collection THE PAPER MENAGERIE AND OTHER STORIES, available now from Saga Press.Content advisory: Hospitals, death of a parent


12 Apr 2022

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Revisited: "The Paper Menagerie" by Ken Liu

LeVar Burton Reads

An immigrant mother tries to bond with her American-born son by creating a magical paper menagerie. This story appears in Ken Liu's collection THE PAPER MENAGERIE AND OTHER STORIES, available now from Saga Press. Ken Liu's forthcoming novel, THE VEILED THRONE, is the third installment of THE DANDELION DYNASTY and will be available November 2nd from Saga Press. Content advisory: Hospitals, death of a parent


12 Oct 2021

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Inside Writing—Ken Liu

Inside Writing

In season four, episode four of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie chats with Ken Liu about his successes as an award-winning writer. They discuss the process of finding an agent, how to assess yourself as a writer, getting your work out there and knowing where to send it, and how to be authentically you every time you write.   Links from the panelist: Ken's website: https://kenliu.name/ Ken's books: https://kenliu.name/books/ AMC+'s forthcoming series based on Ken's stories: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11680642/?ref_=ttfc_fc_tt Ken's new audio project with Audible, The Armies Of Those I Love: https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Armies-of-Those-I-Love-Audiobook/B08S6M1H8K?source_code=ORGGB156022519003B   Connect on social media! Ken's Twitter: https://twitter.com/kyliu99 Gotham Writers on Twitter: https://twitter.com/gothamwriters Josh’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/sippenator101


9 Sep 2021

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The Literomancer - Ken Liu


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1hr 9mins

22 Aug 2021

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The Paper Menagerie by Ken Liu - Short Story Summary, Analysis, Review

The CodeX Cantina

Welcome to the CodeX Cantina where our mission is to get more people talking about books! We did this story along with The Deanie. "The Paper Menagerie" is a 2011 fantasy/magical realism short story by Ken Liu. It was first published in "The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction." It is the first work of fiction to win all three of SF's major awards: the Hugo, the Nebula and the World Fantasy Award The Deanie's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcpfC7YiyDPbpTinrUAwYRA Read for Free: https://io9.gizmodo.com/read-ken-lius-amazing-story-that-swept-the-hugo-nebula-5958919 If you have a Short Story or Novel you think we'd like or would want us to review, let us know here: https://forms.gle/41VvksZTKBsxUYQMA TABLE OF CONTENTS: 0:00 Introductions 0:46 Publication Info 1:17 Personal Reaction 1:46 Summary 4:14 Analysis #KenLiu #booktubesff Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzdqkkUKpfRIbCXmiFvqxIw?sub_confirmation=1 You can reach us on Social Media: ▶ http://instagram.com/thecodexcantina ▶ http://twitter.com/thecodexcantina ====Copyright Info==== Song: Infinite Artist: Valence Licensed to YouTube by: AEI (on behalf of NCS); Featherstone Music (publishing), and 1 Music Rights Societies Free Download/Stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHoqD47gQG8 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecodexcantina/support


9 Apr 2021