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About the Author
Chen Qiufan is an award-winning science fiction writer. He grew up near Guiyu, China, home to the world's largest e-waste recycling center, an area the UN called an "environmental calamity." His experiences there inspired the Waste Tide. He currently lives in Shanghai and Beijing and works as the founder of Thema Mundi Studio.Ken Liu (translator) is the author of The Grace of Kings and The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories.
"An accomplished eco-techno-thriller with heart and soul as well as brain. Chen Qiufan is an astute observer, both of the present world and of the future that the next generation is in danger of inheriting." - David Mitchell, New York Times bestselling author of Cloud Atlas and The Bone Clocks
"Thrilling...fresh." --The Washington Post
"Something startlingly new... an action-packed story that's full of moral complexity. This is the futuristic vision that everybody needs right now." --Charlie Jane Anders, author of All the Birds in the Sky
"The pinnacle of near-future science fiction." --Cixin Liu, Hugo Award-winning author of The Three Body Problem
"Chen weaves a stunning tale of greed and deftly exposes all the hidden contours of the human heart." --Maggie Shen King, author of An Excess Male
"Filled with wonderful invention, compelling characters and a whirlpool of story, Waste Tide is an urgently-needed, thought-provoking wild ride of a novel. I couldn't put it down." - Lavie Tidhar, author of Central Station
"Viscerally gripping action... sheer excellence." --Kirkus (starred review)
"Already an award winner in China, this book is likely to draw comparisons to Cixin Liu's The Three Body Problem and Kim Stanley Robinson's New York 2140 and is a provocative addition to the growing corpus of Chinese speculative fiction and near-future and realist sf as a whole." --Library Journal
"A complex and provocative exploration of the interactions among social class, corporate ambition, cultural identity, environmentalism, and human potential, with enough buzzy ideas to power a couple of novels, and enough violent melodrama to keep the reader plummeting along." --Gary K. Wolfe for Locus
"A sci-fi blockbuster with mob bosses, robots and a powerful virus...downright prescient" --Shelf Awareness .
"A chilling sci-fi novel about class war and trash in near-future China, and the people the world's economy leaves behind... Pressingly relevant." --The Verge