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CHEN Qiufan: How Chinese Science Fiction Imagines the Apocalypse


CHEN Qiufan, also known as Stanley Chan, is an award-winning Chinese science fiction author, columnist and script writer. His first novel “The Waste Tide” combines realism with allegory to present the hybridity of humans and machines". Marc Hermann, the German translator of “The Waste Tide” (Die Siliziuminsel), talks to CHEN Qiufan about his inspiration and the background of his literary work, the special characteristics of Chinese science fiction and its role regarding the current problems and visions of mankind.