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The Wandering Earth

(2013)
A collection of stories by

 
 
I've never seen the night, nor seen a star; I've seen neither spring, nor fall, nor winter. I've never seen the night, nor seen a star; I've seen neither spring, nor fall, nor winter. I was born at the end of the Reining Age, just as the Earth's rotation was coming to a final halt. The Sun is about to unleash a helium flash, threatening to swallow all terrestrial planets in the solar system. On Earth, the Unity Government has erected Earth Engines. With them it plans to propel our planet out of the solar system, setting it on a journey into outer space in search of a new sun...

The above depiction was chosen from this anthology of short stories by Liu Cixin, Hugo Award winner of 2015, China's most acclaimed contemporary science-fiction author. Unabashedly classic in the great tradition of Asimov and Clarke, Liu Cixin's science-fiction is firmly rooted in the cosmic. He uses the unique perspective of science-fiction to take us on a journey into this majestic, desolate cosmos. It can be terrifying to contemplate the end of our world and stories that describe such destruction can be disturbing. At the same time however, they can leave us feeling not only entertained, but exhilarated and inspired. Maybe, they can even give us a chance to renew our love of life. Most stories found in the "The Wandering Earth" collection take us to a sci-fi vision of Earth's end. In the short stories, the dangers humanity faces are much stranger and whimsical than aliens, though aliens could be found everywhere in his books.

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Reviews
Liu Cixin's writing will remind SF fans of the genre's golden age, with its positive focus on scientific development, combined with a consistently constructive vision of China's future role as a global superpower. It's characteristic of an SF genre which has been embraced by Chinese culture because it is seen as representing the values of technological innovation and creativity so highly prized in a country developing more quickly than any other in the world today.
- Damien Walter, The Guardian

A science fiction tale with a Chinese touch. The Wandering Earth is filled with imaginative tech and a moving world, literally.
- Indiebookoftheday.com

With Her Eyes
China Galaxy Science Fiction Award of Year 1999

The Wandering Earth
China Galaxy Science Fiction Award of Year 2000

Sun of China
China Galaxy Science Fiction Award of Year 2002

The Longest Fall
China Galaxy Science Fiction Award of Year 2003

The Wages of Humanity
China Galaxy Science Fiction Award of Year 2005

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Table of Contents

1The Wandering Earth
2Mountain
3Of Ants and Dinosaurs
4Sun of China
5The Wages of Humanity
6Curse 5.0
7The Micro-Age
8Devourer
9Taking Care of Gods
10With Her Eyes
11The Longest Fall

    

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Hardback Editions

May 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Wandering Earth
Author(s): Cixin Liu
ISBN: 1-78497-849-3 / 978-1-78497-849-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
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Paperback Editions

October 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Wandering Earth
Author(s): Cixin Liu
ISBN: 1-78497-851-5 / 978-1-78497-851-8 (UK edition)
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May 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Wandering Earth
Author(s): Cixin Liu
ISBN: 1-78497-850-7 / 978-1-78497-850-1 (UK edition)
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June 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Wandering Earth: Classic Science Fiction Collection
Author(s): Cixin Liu
ISBN: 1-4895-0285-8 / 978-1-4895-0285-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Kindle Editions

November 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Wandering Earth
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May 2013 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Wandering Earth: Classic Science Fiction Collection by Liu Cixin (Short Stories by Liu Cixin Book 1)
Author(s): Cixin Liu
Publisher: Beijing Qingse Media Co., Ltd.
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