Small Beer Press (or rather, their intern Diana Cao) interviews Chinese author Zhao Haihong, as her story “Exuviation” is translated into English in the latest Lady Churchil’s Rosebud Wristlet. Here’s an excerpt from the interview:
You can find such reading communities in universities arranged by students. The students may read science fiction stories together, have some discussions, watch science fiction movies and encourage each other to write some stories themselves. As far as I know, there’s no science fiction writing community for published science fiction writers, but there is a popular science writing community and writer’s union here, both supported by government, and science fiction writers are welcomed by both of them. Personally speaking, I don’t think we have a practical writing community for science fiction writers to exchange ideas and discuss our works here in China.