About The Author
Born in Tianjin in 1978, the year China’s reforms began, TIANXIA BACHANG (the pen name of Zhang Muye) is a child of the new China. His careers have been many and varied, a winding path of self-discovery that would never have been open to his parents’ generation. An avid gamer, his pen name comes from his online avatar, and his stories have been bestsellers within the gaming community. The City of Sand is his first book to be translated into English. He continues to write and maintain an active connection to his fans online.