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The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu

All in all, a fantastic collection.

Black eyeglasses rest upon an open book.
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Saga Press, 2016.

All in all, a fantastic collection. I recommend to all without reservation.

This collection showcases Liu’s strength and versatility as a writer of short fiction. The Paper Menagerie does a masterful job engaging and negotiating between fantasy and science fiction, and between Eastern and Western culture. Liu also experiments with form a fair deal; this is always interesting and well-done, but sometimes you get a story without a plot. Fortunately, only a few pages later, you will be in the middle of a fantastic story with a plot. So no harm done really, and the experimentations with form are inventive and enjoyable.


  • The Perfect Match
  • Good Hunting
  • The Regular
  • The Paper Menagerie
  • All the Flavors
  • The Litigation Master and the Monkey King