A Groundbreaking New Collection of Chinese Fantasy and Science Fiction: Revealing The Way Spring Arrives and Other Stories

We’re thrilled to reveal the cover of The Way Spring Arrives and Other Stories, a collection of Chinese science fiction and fantasy in translation, edited by Yu Chen and Regina Kanyu Wang—forthcoming in March 2022 from Tordotcom Publishing.

From an award-winning team of authors, editors, and translators comes a groundbreaking new 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.

Cover art by Feifei Ruan; Design by Christine Foltzer

Anna Wu
Chen Qian
Chi Hui
Chu Xidao
Count E
Gu Shi
Ling Chen
Nian Yu
Shen Dacheng
Shen Yingying
Wang Nuonuo
Xia Jia
Xiu Xinyu
Zhao Haihong

Cara Healey
Carmen Yiling Yan
Elizabeth Hanlon
Emily Xueni Jin
Mel “etvolare” Lee
Gigi Chang
Judith Huang
Judy Yi Zhou
Rebecca F. Kuang
Ru-Ping Chen
Yilin Wang

Emily Xueni Jin
Jing Tsu
Rebecca F. Kuang
Xueting Christine Ni
Yilin Wang


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