Terraform, February 9, 2015
“Valentine’s Day” by Xia Jia, translated by Ken Liu
Reviewed by Martha Burns
Huang’s roommates talk the young man into broadcasting his date with Quing in “Valentine’s Day” by Xia Jia. This does not make for a cozy romantic experience. At first, Quing is understanding, but by the end of the date she’s had enough of the increasingly absurd intrusions. This short, funny take on our Facebook-Twitter-Snapchat-Tumblr world is sure to elicit a grin. Recommended.