Exploring Dark Short Fiction #5: A Primer to Han Song

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Pub Date 28 Sep 2020 | Archive Date 30 Sep 2020

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Considered one of the three most important voices in contemporary Chinese science fiction (along with Liu Cixin and Wang Jinkang), Han Song is a multiple recipient of the Chinese Galaxy Award (China's highest profile sci-fi prize), as well as the Chinese Nebula Award and Asian-Pacific Sci-fi Gravity Award. Song bridges new developments in science and subjects of cultural and social dynamics with stories of dystopia, governmental conspiracy, and subversive horror, earning praise for his work as “absurdly dark,” while also reigniting a science fiction renaissance.

Including original English translations by Nathaniel Isaacson, PhD, Dark Moon Books and editor Eric J. Guignard bring you this introduction to Han Song’s work, the fifth in a series of primers exploring modern masters of literary dark short fiction. Herein is a chance to discover—or learn more of—the enigmatic voice of Han Song, as beautifully illustrated by artist Michelle Prebich.

Included within these pages are:

• Six short stories, three translated exclusively for this book

• Author interview

• Complete bibliography

• Academic commentary by Michael Arnzen, PhD (former humanities chair and professor of the year, Seton Hill University)

• … and more!

Enter this doorway to the vast and fantastic: Get to know Han Song.

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PRAISE FOR THE SERIES:

"A fascinating study for fans seeking new reads and for librarians developing wide-ranging collections." —Library Journal

"Refreshing and much-needed... Addresses significant themes and figures within the horror field." —Locus Magazine

Considered one of the three most important voices in contemporary Chinese science fiction (along with Liu Cixin and Wang Jinkang), Han Song is a multiple recipient of the Chinese Galaxy Award...


A Note From the Publisher

Price: $24.95 hardback; $14.95 paperback; $4.99 e-book
Publisher: Dark Moon Books (Los Angeles, CA)
Format: Available in HARDBACK, TRADE PAPERBACK and ELECTRONIC media
Number of pages: 222 pgs at 5.5" x 8.5" trim
Hardback 13-digit ISBN: 978-1-949491-37-1
Paperback 13-digit ISBN: 978-1-949491-12-8
e-book 13-digit ISBN: 978-1-949491-17-3

Price: $24.95 hardback; $14.95 paperback; $4.99 e-book
Publisher: Dark Moon Books (Los Angeles, CA)
Format: Available in HARDBACK, TRADE PAPERBACK and ELECTRONIC media
Number of pages: 222 pgs at...


Advance Praise

 "A fascinating study for fans seeking new reads and for librarians developing wide-ranging collections." —Library Journal

"Refreshing and much-needed... Addresses significant themes and figures within the horror field." —Locus Magazine

“While the commentary left me thinking about the structure and purpose of story, the fiction has left me thinking about the human condition, about monsters who are also people, and about existential dread.” —Fanbase Press

"An insightful look at the working methods and underlying concerns of some of the foremost exponents of the short story form, appealing to both intellect and the emotions.” —Black Static Magazine

 "A fascinating study for fans seeking new reads and for librarians developing wide-ranging collections." —Library Journal

"Refreshing and much-needed... Addresses significant themes and figures...


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 Distribution through online sources (such as Amazon.com and publisher’s site), trade shows, and partnerships with independent book retailers.

 Distribution through online sources (such as Amazon.com and publisher’s site), trade shows, and partnerships with independent book retailers.


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