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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
New and upcoming books
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
   The Weight of Memories (2016)
   Ball Lightning (2018)
   Supernova Era (2019)
   The Cretaceous Past (2021)
Novellas and Short Stories
Cixin Liu recommends
Jumpnauts (2024)
Hao Jingfang
"Uniquely taking us millions of kilometers away to experience another way of life."
Hospital (2023)
(Hospital , book 1)
Han Song
"The kind of science fiction I write is two dimensional; but Han Song writes three-dimensional science fiction. If we look at Chinese science fiction as a pyramid, two-dimensional science fiction would be the foundation, but the kind of three-dimensional science fiction that Han Song writes would be the pinnacle."
Waste Tide (2019)
Chen Qiufan
"The pinnacle of near-future science fiction."

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Books containing stories by Cixin Liu
Future Science Fiction Digest Issue 10 (2021)
(Future Science Fiction Digest, book 10)
edited by
Alex Shvartsman
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 5 (2020)
(Best Science Fiction of the Year , book 5)
edited by
Neil Clarke
Clarkesworld Year Ten: Volume One (2019)
(Clarkesworld Anthology, book 10)
edited by
Neil Clarke and Sean Wallace

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Award nominations
2017 Hugo Award for Best Book (nominee) : Death's End
2015 Prometheus Award (nominee) : The Three-body Problem
2015 John W. Campbell Memorial Award (nominee) : The Three-body Problem
2015 Hugo Award for Best Book (nominee) : The Three-body Problem
2014 Nebula Award for Best Novel (nominee) : The Three-body Problem

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