Entry updated 20 November 2019. Tagged: Author.
(? - ) Chinese author, winner of numerous online writing competitions organized by the Douban site, whose English-language debut was "Yuzhou-pian Xiangyan" (in Scifi New Year Gala, anth 2017; trans by Yang Yuzhi as "Universal Cigarettes" in Dawning in the East, anth 2017), in which a rep from a Drugs company hits upon the idea of despoiling the Earth in order to create a perpetually smoking tower of tobacco. Beyond the discussion of the technology required for such a Big Dumb Object, the tale swiftly reveals itself as Satire, not merely of the hubris of marketing executives, but of the delusions of the addict. [JonC]
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