Ken Liu is one of the very best emerging authors in science fiction. I have reviewed a couple of other fine works of his (search for them yourself--see the tech note below). This year he is nominated for a Hugo for the short story Mono No Aware, just out in Lightspeed. A lot of really good SF is cultural exposition that is current but set in a plausible future. This story is a great example, and a very good quick read. The protagonist is Japanese, and is in fact the last Japanese person alive, so far as they know. The story is told in a very simple and moving way. It may in fact be slightly over the top as a cultural exemplar, but I really didn't mind. Take 20 minutes and read it. Strong 3 stars from me, and probably my favorite for the Hugo this year.
I am writing this on an iPad, and pretty much had a fail on the Blogspot site using the Safari browser. Could not create a post at all. That was cured by installing Chrome (who'd a thunk it?). Still pretty hard to select text in it, but I'm getting used to it. Am parsimonious with links, though.