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The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary, by Ken Liu

The Observer Effect, history, and Unit 731.


The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary

WSFA Press, 2017, 127 pages



The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary is a science fiction tale that examines a branch of science rarely encountered in genre fiction: historiography. How and why should our understanding of history change if eyewitness accounts by observers sent from the future are prioritized over contemporaneous documents? A finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, and Sturgeon awards, this story also won the Ignotus Award for Best Foreign Story in Spain. Ken Liu calls it the story he's most proud of having written.


Ken Liu has some feelings about Japan.




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