"From a team of women and nonbinary creators, The Way Spring Arrives is an enthralling book of sci-fi and fantasy short fiction and essays by Chinese authors. While the stories themselves are not all queer, several of the authors are, and the content of the book is subversive and engaging. One story combines a tale of a formerly lavish Chinese nobleman fallen on hard times with the titular diner from Douglas Adams's Restaurant At The End of the Universe. The title story is a mythical allegory about eternal love and the changing seasons. This collection will appeal to fans of literature in translation, queer literature, and sci-fi/fiction readers alike." - Chloe— From The Gay Book of the Week!
From an award-winning team of authors, editors, and translators comes a groundbreaking short story collection that explores the expanse of Chinese science fiction and fantasy.
In The Way Spring Arrives and Other Stories, you can dine at a restaurant at the end of the universe, cultivate to immortality in the high mountains, watch roses perform Shakespeare, or arrive at the island of the gods on the backs of giant fish to ensure that the world can bloom.
Written, edited, and translated by a female and nonbinary team, these stories have never before been published in English and represent both the richly complicated past and the vivid future of Chinese science fiction and fantasy.
Time travel to a winter's day on the West Lake, explore the very boundaries of death itself, and meet old gods and new heroes in this stunning new collection.
"Essential reading for anyone interested in a fuller picture of Chinese fiction as a whole."—Booklist, starred review
"With this impressive anthology, Chen and Wang bring together the first English translations of 17 Chinese-language stories by female and nonbinary writers. . . . Offers much to chew on."—Publishers Weekly
"An important anthology showcasing compelling voices and perspectives in science fiction and fantasy."—Library Journal