Chi Ta-wei

Mar 12, 2023

Queering the Anthropocene in Taiwan Sci-Fi

A Discussion with Chi Ta-wei

New Books Network 2023

In this episode, we have the pleasure to have Chi Ta-wei, a renowned Taiwanese writer, talk about his acclaimed LGBTQ+ novel, The Membranes. Chi reviews this work which was published in the 90s and provides his reflection on how to re-read the novel in the context of the Anthropocene. We also chat about the influence of Japanese manga and anime on his Sci-fi world-creating and his view on contemporary speculative fiction. Chi further shares with us his thoughts on the next generation of Taiwanese sci-fi novelists.

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