Bookmark This! Assassins, AI and alternate histories


Join Life reporters Toh Wen Li (left) and Olivia Ho (right) in this new monthly podcast by The Straits Times, in which they talk about sizzling reads and titles in the headlines.

In this episode, they take a stab at South Korean novelist Kim Un-su's offbeat thriller The Plotters, about a society of assassins who work out of a library. They also break down Broken Stars, an anthology of cutting-edge Chinese science fiction by the likes of Liu Cixin, Xia Jia and Hao Jingfang, edited by Ken Liu.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 27, 2019, with the headline 'Bookmark This! Assassins, AI and alternate histories'. Subscribe