Recipient of Best Short Science Fiction award by the World Chinese Science Fiction Association in 2012 Written by Chen Qiufan and translated by Thomas Moran, this awarding-winning sci-fi short story has been selected from the book The Sound of Salt Forming – Short Stories by the Post-'80s Generation in China, published by the Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press in 2016. Chen Qiufan was born in 1981 in China’s Guangdong Province. He is currently working in the IT industry. He mainly writes science fiction.
“It was 4pm when I emerged from the plant and looked at the bright, white salt flats spreading all around to the ends of the earth. I wanted to cry…”
Written by Wang Weilian and translated by Steven Day, this short story has been selected from the book The Sound of Salt Forming – Short Stories by...
“Qiu Luo had always anticipated that she would have insomnia on the final night. This, however, was not the case…”
Set in 2008, Home tells the story of a confused, middle class young couple living in Beijing. The two partners deserted each other coincidentally on the same day, without notifying...
“The doorbell rang at 2:56. She was certainly a punctual guest. A white-skinned girl stood at the doorway…”
Written by Shu Qiao, who was born in 1980 in Shanghai, this short story has been selected from the book The Sound of Salt Forming – Short Stories by the Post-'80s Generation in China,...