Fantasy (Required Readings)

56 The Paper Menagerie

(2011)

Ken Liu

Liu is reclusive, and only comes out with a story, like, every two years. But oh, are they worth it. Just skimming this story made me cry, and I guess other readers thought so, too, since it is the first to accomplish the SF “hat trick” of winning the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award for fiction when it first came out.