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Cyborg story wins Chinese sci-fi award

Xinhua | Updated: 2018-11-04 11:08
Chen Qiufan (R). [File photo/IC]

CHONGQING - A novel about human-robot relations won the best saga novel prize of the 9th Xingyun (Nebula) Award for Global Chinese Science Fiction, which was announced Saturday.

Gate of Memories by Chinese writer Jiang Bo tells of a time when humans turn their bodies into machines to extend lifespan but face a looming attack from super AI.

The Monster Reunion by Chen Qiufan scooped the best novelette prize while Memories of Chengdu by Baoshu claimed the prize for best short story.

This year's Xingyun Award, which featured ten categories, was issued by World Chinese Science Fiction Association in Southwest China's city of Chongqing.

Dong Renwei, one of the founders of Xingyun Award and a sci-fi writer, encouraged Chinese sci-fi writers to weave more Chinese elements into the genre born in the West and increase the global readership of Chinese sci-fi.

Sci-fi is enjoying a boom in China that is embracing technological innovation. A number of sci-fi novels are being adapted into movies and TV series, including Hugo Award winner Liu Cixin's The Wandering Earth and The Three-Body Problem.

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