Author(s): Cixin Liu
Cixin Liu is one of the most important voices in world Science Fiction. A bestseller in China, his novel, The Three-Body Problem, was the first translated work of SF ever to win the Hugo Award.
Here is the first collection of his short fiction: these stories, including five Chinese Galaxy Award-winners, form a blazingly original ode to planet earth - its pasts and its futures.
Liu's fictions take the reader to the edge of the universe and the end of time, to meet stranger fates than we could have ever imagined. With a melancholic and keen understanding of human nature, Liu's stories show humanity's attempts to reason, navigate and, above all, survive in a desolate cosmos.
'Liu uses the exotic foreignness of alien environments to lure readers into an enchanted literary escape pod. The story's backdrop might be one of spectacular beauty or entropic devastation but the distancing effect its abnormality provides is always stirring' Big Issue. 'A wonderful collection and brings Cixin Liu's own unique flavour to the genre' SF Crows Nest. 'Absolutely fantastic ... The hardback is a thing of beauty and its translations are wonderful' For Winter Nights. 'Liu conjures up a genuine sense of wonder' SFX. 'Top-flight SF; smart, informative and engaging' SFX. 'A marvellous melange of awe-inspiring scientific concepts ... exhilarating, mind-stretching' TLS. 'Complex and grandiose ... this is a mind-altering and immersive experience' Daily Mail.
Cixin Liu is China's #1 SF writer and author of The Three-Body Problem - the first ever translated novel to win a Hugo Award. Prior to becoming a writer, Liu worked as an engineer in a power plant in Yangquan.