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Cixin Liu

China (b.1963)

Liu Cixin, born in June 1963, is a representative of the new generation of Chinese science fiction authors and recognized as a leading voice in Chinese science fiction. His works have received wide acclaim on account of their powerful atmosphere and brilliant imagination. Liu Cixin's stories successfully combine the exceedingly ephemeral with hard reality, all the while focussing on revealing the essence and aesthetics of science. He has endeavoured to create a distinctly Chinese style of science fiction. Liu Cixin is a member of the China Science Writers' Association and the Shanxi Writers' Association. He was awarded the China Galaxy Science Fiction Award for eight consecutive years, from 1999 to 2006 and again in 2010. He received the Nebula (Xingyun) Award in both 2010 and 2011.

Genres: Science Fiction
Remembrance of Earth's Past
   1. The Three-body Problem (2014)
   2. The Dark Forest (2015)
   3. Death's End (2016)
continued in the series by Baoshu
Series contributed to
Hugo Best Book nominee (2015) : The Three-body Problem
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2015) : The Three-body Problem
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (2015) : The Three-body Problem
Prometheus Award Best Book nominee (2015) : The Three-body Problem
Hugo Best Book nominee (2017) : Death's End

Cixin Liu recommends
The Quantum Magician (2018)
(Quantum Evolution, book 1)
Derek Künsken
"Technology changes us—even our bodies—in fundamental ways, and Kunsken handles this wonderfully."
Waste Tide (2019)
Chen Qiufan
"The pinnacle of near-future science fiction."

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