Ta-wei Chi is a queer science fiction writer in Taipei. His science fiction novel, The Membranes, originally published in Chinese, is available in Japanese, French and English. His science fiction story collection, The Pearls,is available in France. With a PhD in Comparative Literature at UCLA, he is associate professor of Taiwanese literature at National Chengchi University in Taipei, where he teaches LGBT studies and disability studies. His monograph in Chinese discusses LGBT and literature in Taiwanese history from the 1960s to the new millennium.