Ken Liu is the author of The Grace of Kings, the first volume in a silkpunk epic fantasy series published by Simon & Schuster's Saga imprint in April 2015. Saga will also put out a collection of his short fiction, The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories, in November 2015.

He also wrote "The Paper Menagerie" (Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy Award winner, short story, 2011), "The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary" (Hugo and Nebula finalist, novella, 2011), "Mono no aware" (Hugo winner, short story, 2012), "The Bookmaking Habits of Select Species" (Nebula finalist, short story, 2012), "The Waves" (Nebula finalist, novelette, 2012), "All the Flavors" (Nebula finalist, novella, 2012), "The Litigation Master and the Monkey King" (Nebula finalist, novelette, 2013), and "The Regular" (Nebula finalist, novella, 2014). His short fiction has appeared in Analog, Apex, Asimov's, Clarkesworld, F&SF, Lightspeed, Nature, and Strange Horizons, among other places.

He is also a translator of speculative and literary fiction from Chinese into English. His translation of The Three-Body Problem (Nebula and Hugo finalist, 2014,) the first volume of the Three Body hard sci-fi trilogy, was published by Tor Books in October 2014.

He lives in Massachusetts with his wife Lisa and their daughters.