At long last, release day for the latest primer is here!! I’ve been waiting so long to showcase this magnificent work!!
EXPLORING DARK SHORT FICTION #5: A PRIMER TO HAN SONG
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.
By: Edited by Eric J. Guignard (including Short Fiction authored by Han Song), with original English translations by Nathaniel Isaacson, PhD, academic commentary by Michael Arnzen, PhD, and illustrations by Michelle Prebich
Price: $24.95 for hardback; $14.95 for print and $4.99 for electronic
Publisher: Dark Moon Books (Los Angeles, CA)
Format: Available in HARDBACK, TRADE PAPERBACK and ELECTRONIC media
13-digit ISBN: 978-1-949491-37-1 (hardback); 978-1-949491-12-8 (trade paperback) 978-1-949491-17-3 (e-book)
Number of pages: 218
Date of publication: September, 2020
Praise for the Exploring Dark Short Books 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
"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
Immense thanks and gratitude (as always) to Michael Arnzen for his insightful commentary throughout the book; and Michelle Prebich for her gorgeous interior artwork; and Nathaniel Isaacson, PhD for his mammoth effort in beautifully translating the stories for this volume; and, naturally, thanks especially to Han Song for inspiring and consenting to this project!
Publisher’s Page: http://www.darkmoonbooks.com/Primer_5.html
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