Since I’m in grad school at Columbia, a lot of fascinating thoughts go in one ear and out the other. This is my best effort to try to record some of the scholarly things that strike me.

Also, I just love to write. Writing is like mental gymnastics to me.

( I love metaphors, you’ll see them everywhere if you read.)

For me, all fiction is about prizing the logic of metaphors—which is the logic of narratives in general—over reality, which is irreducibly random and senseless.

—Ken Liu, on The Paper Menagerie