Ken Liu’s debut novel The Grace of Kings has sparked lots of interest with its coinage of a new genre, Silkpunk. But is it a novel of social commentary? Does it comment on contemporary social issues? The New York Times asked Liu, and he delivered an interesting perspective on the ability of fiction to critique society.
This month, io9 read Ken Liu’s novel The Grace of Kings. Today, from noon - 1 p.m. (Pacific time) he’ll be joining us to answer our questions about writing epic stories, tales of war and rebellion, and whatever else we want to know.
This month, the io9 Book Club is reading The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu. We’ll meet on July 7 to discuss it. Join us!
Ken Liu has plenty of awards for his short stories, and with his debut novel, he's likely to earn acclaim as a novelist as well. The Grace of Kings is an ambitious, astonishing, and sublime work, one that both exemplifies and diverges from what one might think of when it comes to epic fantasy. It should rank amongst…
Ken Liu is one of the most award-winning and acclaimed writers of the past few years. And today sees the publication of his first novel, The Grace of Kings, which is already getting rave reviews. We'll have a review later this week, but first here's an an exclusive excerpt.
SAGA, the new science fiction and fantasy imprint from Simon & Schuster, debuts next spring with an exciting slate of books—including the first novel from Hugo, Nebula, and many other awards-winning writer Ken Liu. Here's our exclusive reveal of the covers for SAGA's first set of books.