Han Song 韓松 1965-

Born in Chongqing, graduated from Wuhan University with a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in journalism. He is currently a deputy department head at the Xinhua News Agency, which he joined as a journalist in 1991. He was the Associate and Managing Editor of Oriental Outlook 瞭望東方週刊. He is a leading figure of the current generation of Chinese science fiction writers. His work is usually dark and depressing; he likes to use an almost indifferent tone to portray sinister aspects of human civilization, of brutality, ignorance and immorality, in hopes that his writing may act as an allegorical mirror to reality. His best-known novels include Hongse haiyang 紅色海洋 [Crimson ocean] (2004) and Ditie 地鐵 [The underground] (2010). His most recent work includes 2066 (2011) and Gaotie 高鐵 [High speed rail] (2012), both of which have received critical acclaim.