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Summary

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 latest science fiction and fantasy stories over the last five years, 16 of his best, plus a new novelette. In addition to these 17 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 (P)2020 Head of Zeus

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Very good!

Well written and thought provoking—this collection does what the best of the genre does in taking on themes relevant to contemporary times and exploring them through novel means.

There’s only one other review on audible as I write this and, with no intended disrespect, I feel it needs addressing as I couldn’t disagree with the other reviewer more; I enjoyed and found merit in all the stories and the narration wasn’t flat at all, subtle, yes, but I prefer that to over-blown emoting.

If you like literary science fiction or speculative fiction, I’d suggest giving the sample a listen and as long as you get on ok with that, I expect you’ll like the book. I’m happy I took the chance on it and already plan to listen to it again in the future.

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The hidden quality and other stories

I Felt like the narrator just couldn't be bothered. The book had maybe 3 good stories in total and those were sadly the shortest ones