Celebrated Chinese science fiction novelist Ni Kuang died in Hong Kong on June 3, in accordance to a South China Morning Submit report. He was 87.
In a prolific career that began in the early 1960s, the China-born Ni Kuang – possibly Shanghai or Ningbo, with differing stories – worked his way up as a author in the Hong Kong scene. He specialised in science fiction and martial arts composing, persistently cross-pollinating each worlds. His groundbreaking works, which started out a development of creating throughout genres in Hong Kong 1st received an viewers as a result of nearby newspapers (this kind of as Ming Pao), in advance of attracting enthusiasts all around the entire world.
Ni Kuang wrote some of the most beloved Chinese novels of the earlier 60 a long time, which include additional than 140 belonging to the vastly well-liked New Adventures Of Properly sequence, which was first revealed in 1963. His Properly novels were broadly adapted for the huge and modest screen. Ni Kuang’s development Wisely, an adventurer, stored visitors coming again with a series of outer space missions and encounters with mysterious beings and aliens.
Dr Yuen was also another preferred novel series from Ni Kuang, who also had a prosperous vocation as a scriptwriter.
As a multi-talented writer, Ni Kuang also penned much more than 300 screenplays, which include operates for the Shaw Brothers film studio spanning the 1960s to early 1980s. He made use of to function with co-author Chang Chen.
Ni Kuang, with his keen interest to broaden the martial arts style, wrote scripts for traditional HK movies The 36th Chamber Of Shaolin and 1 Armed Swordsman and had a hand in two of Bruce Lee’s 6 movies The Huge Boss and Fist Of Fury nevertheless the producing credit score went to Wei Lo.
Tenky Tin, spokesman of the Federation of Hong Kong Filmmakers, in quotations provided to the South China Early morning Write-up, reported: “For individuals who are a little bit old, they all know that the a few greatest skills in the literary planet are Jin Yong, (popularly recognised as Louis Cha), Gu Extensive and Ni Kuang. Following that, no this sort of iconic and epoch-making folks have appeared. I am thinking if this is the conclusion of an period.”
Gu died in 1985. Cha died more not too long ago, in 2018.