17-year-old student publishes a sci-fi novel

The book contains 280,000 words and has former premiers’ writing in the foreword

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/06/18
By: Teng Pei-ju, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 17-year-old student Chiang Tsung-fan (江宗凡) from Hualien High School

Chiang Tsung-fan at his book launch event (Source: CNA)

launch his first science fiction novel, “Apocalypse” (天啟Ⅰ:末世訊號), June 17, with a former premier invited to give a speech at the book launch event, reports said.

It had taken him one year to finish the 280,000-word science fiction since beginning his work on it as a tenth grader in high school. After completing the book, he submitted the script to several publishers. Eventually Cite E-Printing Co., Ltd. (城邦印書館), a subsidiary of Cite Publishing Ltd. (城邦文化) where writers pay to have their books published, agreed to publish his book.

Having started writing stories when he was at junior high school, Chiang said that he was just passionate about writing and did not worry about sales.

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