In these futures, the dangers humanity faces are much stranger and whimsical than that. The unexpected calamities that befall his richly detailed worlds are only eclipsed by humanity's epic, but always plausible, attempts to escape destruction.
China Galaxy Science Fiction Award of Year 2000
I've never seen the night, nor seen a star; I've seen neither spring, nor fall, nor winter. I was born at the end of the Reining Age, just as the Earth's rotation was coming to a final halt.
This is a perfect mix between Chinese versions of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Silence of the Lambs. I use blade, blood and cases of criminology to paint on the terrified faces. Before the masterpiece is completed, who can deduce the Death's next step? Who have the chance to enjoy the art of death? Is it you?
In China, teachers are supposed to receive gifts on Teacher's Day. This year, one teacher received only death. The killer is soon caught, but before he can be sentenced, he stages a death-defying prison break. His guilt is beyond doubt. Why then did Fang Mu testify on the killer's behalf?
Between honor and life, I would certainly choose the former, as the latter belongs to others. The chief of the Public Security Bureau himself shoots a hostage-taker, killing him, but the man's corpse goes missing without a trace. Is this a hoax, or part of a deeper conspiracy?
It was during the years of red madness that we, the elite of New China’s first batch of geological prospectors, were dispatched on a top-secret, national-level assignment, thereby dodging the great catastrophe that was the Cultural Revolution. We were packed into army trucks and jolted through the dark recesses of a vast virgin forest, until at last we arrived at a hidden Japanese military outpost, long since abandoned.
"Imagine a Chinese version of Tomb Raider or Indiana Jones series, and you’ve essentially discovered Xu Lei, one of China’s biggest rising stars” -Tor.com.There we discovered a sprawling Japanese base from the 1940s, perched on the edge of an endless abyss. As we soon realized, the Japanese had flown a heavy-duty bomber into the void. What were they looking for? To find out, we retrieved the film recording they had taken of the flight.
China Galaxy Science Fiction Award of Year 2005
An assassin has been given a peculiar and bewildering mission: An alliance of the world's richest tycoons is offering an exorbitant price for him to kill the three poorest people on earth. What could have led these billionaires to come up with such a perversely cruel plan? Why would they possibly feel threatened by such ragged, penniless vagabonds? Could it have something to do with the aliens and their occupation?
China Galaxy Science Fiction Award of Year 2003
It was an idea right on the thin line between madness and genius: Penetrate the Earth and build a tunnel through its core. Using nothing beyond gravity and inertia one could now travel from the eastern to the western hemisphere in less than an hour. The future of travel was not the sky, it was deep below the earth. It all came crashing down when its inventor was accused of crimes against humanity. With its creator a monster in the eyes of the world the tunnel has fallen into disuse, but now it will be used once more ...
This is a fascinating fable for young readers and an extraordinary science fiction story for a mature audience. Millions of years ago, in the remote depths of the Late Cretaceous, two glorious civilization flourished in symbiosis: the dinosaur nations and the coalition of ants. The dinosaurs constantly advanced both technology and society; while the ants managed all the small things. Until one day, on the annual dinosaur and ant summit, the ants insisted that the dinosaurs dismantle all their nuclear weapons...
China Galaxy Science Fiction Award of Year 1999
He has an opportunity to travel and so he takes a pair of eyes along. In the future, those who cannot go on their own journeys can ask travelers to take electronic eyes along for them, offering another a virtual window to their experiences. Whose eyes is he carrying? And why is she insistent to the point of tears that he show her a sunrise?
The Forerunner now knew that he was the only person left in the universe. HNS Ark had become a true ark with a lonely Noah. According to predictions in the "Living Planet Report," a biannual report issued by the London Zoological Society and the World Wildlife Foundation, if humans continue their development of the land and sea at the current rate, then by the year 2030, we will need two planets to survive. What will save us?
A group of pitiful aliens are forced to exist within a small spherical space, surrounded by layers of rocks. They named this space the "Bubble World," and their lifelong ambition is to find out what might exist beyond the rock walls that envelop them. Do the strata just go on forever? Or could they end in a void? They build great ships for exploration. They form a completely unique world view, as well as theories of physics and cosmology that are vastly different from our own.
A heart-broken young woman wrote a virus program called "Curse" that causes a string of foul language reviling her ex-boyfriend to pop up on any computer infected by it. Thanks to the efforts of a multitude of Internet users, however, this tiny curse evolved and is modified into several versions—each more advanced than before. To what bizarre sort of end of days will Curse 5.0 lead us? The fabled apocalypse could come in many guises. Could one of them be an online butterfly effect, chocked full of the darkest humor imaginable?
China Galaxy Science Fiction Award of Year 2002
The story's narrative unfolds against the accurate and fully realized background of a modern China — a country where bustling cities, the super rich and a cutting edge aerospace industry can be found next to remote villages, an impoverished peasantry and the most basic forms of labor. A peasant boy whose greatest dream is a full stomach, to become a lone hero, dedicated to the cause of space exploration. Though many regard his destiny a tragedy, he himself welcomes the glorious deadly mission.
China Galaxy Science Fiction Award of Year 2002
A crystalline structure floating through the depths of space bears tidings of destruction: "The Devourer approaches!" Countless cables, thousands of miles long, are lowered from the Devourer's inside wall to the Planet's surface below. An entire world is trapped, like a fly in the web of a cosmic spider. Giant transport modules are then sent back and forth between earth and Devourer, taking with them the planet's oceans and atmosphere. Humility starts the first and final star war in its history. What would be the result?