It was after dusk.
Lanterns illuminated the restaurant.
The lantern light shone on the faces of Fang Kuan and the others, which dripped with sweat. Cold sweat.
In the thirty fourth episode of The Translated Chinese Fiction Podcast, we are looking at 7 Killers (七殺手 / Qī Shāshǒu), by Wuxia renegade Gu Long. Our guest is one of the top translators of Wuxia webnovels, Deathblade.
7 Killers is classic Gu Long, and an early entry in Deathblade's career as a translator. We use it as a jump-off point to talk about Chinese web fiction, similarities between Wuxia and other genres, and the hyperpowered characters of xianxia web fiction.
// NEWS ITEMS //
- The TrChFic Sci-fi Season webpage
- Paper Republic's new Yan Ge Sunday Sentence 一周一句
- Tencent web fiction copyright contract drama
// WORD OF THE DAY //
(酒 / Jiǔ / Alcohol)
// MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE //
- The SPC forums
- The Decay of the Western into the Spaghetti Western
- Journey to the West's Influence on Dragon Ball Z
- Monkey Island
- Deathblade's Wuxia books list
- The Witcher novels