Born in 1984, Hao Jingfang leads the new generation of Chinese science fiction writers. She holds a PhD in Macro-economics and is a fluent English speaker. In 2016, she became the first Chinese woman to win a Hugo Award. Ken Liu is the winner of the Nebula, Hugo, Locus, World Fantasy, and Science Fiction & Fantasy Translation Awards. He is the author of The Grace of Kings and The Wall of Storms. He is also the translator of Cixin Liu's Hugo-winning and Nebula-nominated Three-Body Problem.
'[A] spellbinding novel' Asia House. 'In a leisurely, discursive narrative Hao spins a fascinating and even-handed examination of two very different possible futures' Guardian. 'Luoying holds the keys to peace between the planets, but the author, an economist based in Beijing, is more interested in the subtleties of her journey than in her arrival, offering up a long, satisfying meditation on political and creative freedom. Vagabonds juxtaposes Earth's capitalist free-for-all with Mars's centralised, authoritarian high-mindedness' The Times. 'A long, generous, and often quite graceful novel ... Jingfang's ambitious novel [...] represents a significant new voice in world SF' Locus Magazine. '[A] masterful narrative. Highly recommended for fans of Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars trilogy or readers who enjoy sf with a focus on social and political themes' Booklist. 'A thoughtful debut with ample scope for reader engagement' Kirkus. 'Hugo Award-winner Jingfang's cerebral, futuristic debut explores the interplay between societal values and individual dreams in crisp, gorgeous prose ... Fans of literary science fiction will relish this challenging tale' Publishers Weekly.