John Chu

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Chu, John
OccupationAuthor, Engineer
Notable worksThe Water That Falls on You from Nowhere (2013)
Notable awardsHugo

John Chu (Chinese: 朱中宜) is an American microprocessor architect, science fiction writer and literary translator.

Life and career[edit]

Chu was born in Taiwan, moved to the US and began learning English at age six. He read voraciously as a child and was inspired to write science fiction by the works of Ted Chiang. He has attended the Viable Paradise and Clarion science fiction & fantasy writing workshops.[1]

In 2014 Chu won the Hugo Award for Best Short Story with the story The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere.[2] Chu also reads for podcasts and translates novels and stories from Chinese into English.


Short fiction[edit]

Title Year First published Reprinted/collected Notes
"Best of All Possible Worlds" 2013 Chu, John (February 2013). "Best of All Possible Worlds". Asimov's Science Fiction. Vol. 37 no. 2. pp. 70–74.
"The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere" 2013 Chu, John (February 20, 2013). "The Water that Falls On You From Nowhere". Retrieved 2016-01-23. Berman, Steve, ed. (2014). Wilde stories 2014: the year's best gay speculative fiction. Lethe Press. Winner 2014 Hugo Award for Best Short Story[2]


  1. ^ Stanish, Deborah, Interview: John Chu, retrieved 16 October 2015
  2. ^ a b "2014 Hugo Awards". Retrieved 8 September 2014.

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