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Xia Jia

Author, Researcher
Riverside, CA
Xia Jia (a.k.a Wang Yao) is Associate Professor of Chinese Literature at Xi’an Jiaotong University. She has been publishing speculative fiction since college. Seven of her stories have won the Galaxy Award, China's most prestigious science fiction award. So far she has published a fantasy novel Odyssey of China Fantasy: On the Road (2010), as well as three science fiction collections The Demon Enslaving Flask (2012), A Time Beyond Your Reach (2017) and Xi’an City Is Falling Down (2018). In English translation, she has been published in Clarkesworld and other venues. Her first story written in English, “Let’s Have a Talk,” was published in Nature in 2015. She is also engaged in other science fiction related works, including academic research, translation, screenwriting and creative writing teaching.