From award-winning author Ken Liu comes his much anticipated second volume of short stories.
Ken Liu is one of the most lauded short story writers of our time. This collection includes a selection of his science fiction and fantasy stories from the last five years—sixteen of his best—plus a new novelette.

In addition to these seventeen selections, The Hidden Girl and Other Stories also features an excerpt from book three in the Dandelion Dynasty series, The Veiled Throne.

©2020 Ken Liu. All rights reserved.
“Ghost Days”—first published in Lightspeed, October 22, 2013. ©2013 Ken Liu.
“Maxwell’s Demon”—first published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, January/February 2012. ©2012 Ken Liu.
“The Reborn”—first published in Tor.com, January 29, 2014. ©2014 Ken Liu.
“Thoughts and Prayers”—first published in Slate, January 26, 2019. ©2019 Ken Liu.
“Byzantine Empathy”—first published in Twelve Tomorrows, May 25, 2018. ©2018 Ken Liu.
“The Gods Will Not Be Chained”—first published in The End is Nigh (Apocalypse Triptych Book 1), March 1, 2014. ©2014 Ken Liu.
“Staying Behind”—first published in Clarkesworld, October 1, 2011. ©2011 Ken Liu.
“Real Artists”—first published in TRSF, May 1, 2011. ©2011 Ken Liu.
“The Gods Will Not Be Slain”—first published in The End is Now (Apocalypse Triptych Book 2), September 1, 2014. ©2014 Ken Liu.
“Altogether Elsewhere, Vast Herds of Reindeer”—first published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, May/June 2011. ©2011 Ken Liu.
“The Gods Have Not Died in Vain”—first published in The End Has Come (Apocalypse Triptych Book 3), May 1, 2015. ©2015 Ken Liu.
“Memories of My Mother”—first published in Daily Science Fiction, March 19, 2012. ©2012 Ken Liu.
“Dispatches from the Cradle: The Hermit—Forty-Eight Hours in the Sea of Massachusetts”—first published in Drowned Worlds: Tales from the Anthropocene and Beyond, July 12, 2016. ©2016 Ken Liu.
“Grey Rabbit, Crimson Mare, Coal Leopard”—first publication in this volume. ©2019 Ken Liu.
“A Chase Beyond the Storms”; an excerpt from The Veiled Throne, The Dandelion Dynasty, book three. ©2020 Ken Liu.
“The Hidden Girl”—first published in The Book of Swords, October 10, 2017. ©2017 Ken Liu.
“Seven Birthdays”—first published in Bridging Infinity, November 8, 2016. ©2016 Ken Liu.
“The Message”—first published in Interzone, September 2012. ©2012 Ken Liu.
“Cutting”—first published in Electric Velocipede, July 2012. ©2012 Ken Liu.
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