Han Song, born in 1965, is a Chinese science fiction writer and a journalist at the state news agency: Xinhua News Agency. His first short story collection, Gravestone of the Universe (宇宙墓碑) was published in 1981 in the Taiwanese journal Huanxiang (幻象). It waited ten years for publication in the People’s Republic of China because publishers found its tone too dark. He has received the Chinese Galaxy Award for fiction six times. Los Angeles Times described him as China’s premier science fiction writer. His novel Hospital was published in March 2023, translated by Michael Berry.