Chan Koonchung is a Chinese science-fiction writer who has previously lived in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the United States. He currently lives in Beijing. He is the founder of Green Power (綠色力量), Green Garden Organic Farm (綠田園有機農場) and the Hong Kong Film Directors Association (香港電影導演會) among other organizations, and is currently on the international board of directors of Greenpeace. Previously, he worked as a reporter for the Hong Kong tabloid, The Star. In 1976 he co-founded City Magazine (號外) with Qiu Shiwen and Deng Xiaoyu and Hu Junyi. In the 1990s he worked as an overseas publisher for the mainland literary journal Dushu and Life, Reading, and Innovation Bookstore (生活读书新知三联书店). In 1991 he played the role of Professor Liu Yuebai in Yan Hao and Xu Ke's adaptation of Ah Cheng's 1984 novel, The Chess Master. His dystopian novel The Fat Years (2009) was published in English by Doubleday in 2011.