Gu Shi is a speculative fiction writer and an urban planner. A graduate of Shanghai's Tongji University, she obtained her master's degree in urban planning from the China Academy of Urban Planning and Design. Since 2012, she has been working as a researcher at the academy's Urban Design Institute. Ms. Gu has been publishing fiction since 2011 in markets like Super Nice, Science Fiction World, Mystery World, and SF King. She won a Galaxy Award for Best Short Story with "Möbius Continuum" in 2017 and a Gold Award for Best Novella at the Chinese Nebula (Xingyun) Awards with "Chimera" in 2016.