Entry updated 29 October 2021. Tagged: Author.
(1977- ) Chinese author, translator from English and teacher, mainly associated with the Gongshang College of Foreign Languages in Hangzhou, who won a Yinhe Award with a landslide victory for her "Yi'ekasida" ["Jocasta"] (March 1999 Kehuan Shijie), and whose short stories dominated the awards for several years thereafter. Her short story "Tui" (2000 Kehuan Shijie trans Zhao Haihong as "Exuviation" May 2010 Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet) was praised by Michael Swanwick as "an evolutionary step forward", with its depiction of an alien Shapeshifter, hiding in plain sight and enjoying the high life as a film star and media darling, deeply reluctant to undergo the inevitable moulting and transformation that is sure to ensue after her encounter with another of her race (see Women in SF).
Zhao has also written comic scripts, including "Zhuiri" ["Chasing the Sun"] (graph January-June 1998 Kehuan Dawang) and "Guihang" ["Homing In"] (graph April-October 1998 Kepu Huawang). Her translations include works by Alfred Bester, Yasutaka Tsutsui, and Tetsu Yano (see Women SF Writers). [JonC]
born China: 1977
- Zhuiri ["Chasing the Sun"] (Beijing: Quanguo Youshu Shoanian Ertong Chubanshe, 2004) [coll: binding unknown/]
- Shijian de Bifang ["The Other Side of Time"] (Wuhan: Hubei Shaonian Ertong Chubanshe, 2006) [coll: binding unknown/]
- Huashu de Yanjing ["Eyes of the Birches"] (Hangzhou: Zhejiang Shaonian Ertong Chubanshe, 2011) [coll: binding unknown/]
- Shujing de Tiankong ["Crystal Heavens"] (Hangzhou: Zhejiang Shaonian Ertong Chubanshe, 2011) [binding unknown/]
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