It’s no secret that we love Ken Liu’s fiction - his novels and his short stories. Last week, Saga Press released his debut collection, The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories, and we decided to have a chat with him about how he went about narrowing down a decade’s worth of fiction into one volume.
We really loved Ken Liu’s debut novel, The Grace of Kings when we tore into it last year. He took us to a deeply unique fantasy world in the grips of a fantastic transformation, and we have a long excerpt from the next book in the series, as well as a first look at its cover.
The Three Body Problem by Liu Cixin was one of our favorite books of the past few years. And apparently a lot of influential people agree—it’s being read by President Obama on his vacation.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg already got people reading Iain M. Banks’ The Player of Games for his “A Year of Books” challenge. Now he’s picked another science fiction book: The Three Body Problem by Liu Cixin. And translator Ken Liu is hanging out in the comments!
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Or at least, five different movies are being made, based on Liu's work. China Film Group Corp. is making three movies based on Liu's books: The Wandering Earth, The Era of the Supernova and Micro Era. Add to that two other Liu Cixin films: The Rural Teacher and a Three-Body Problem movie trilogy.
In Ruins of Time by Bao Shu, a disastrous time experiment locks the entire world into a time loop that lasts just 20 hours. And this Groundhog Day scenario just won China's version of the Nebula Award, the Xingyun Award.
How often does an English-language science fiction novel sell 400,000 copies? That's how many copies Liu Cixin's Three Body Trilogy has sold in Chinese — and at last, this pioneering work of science fiction about a civilization that lives in a trinary star system is coming out in English translation, thanks to…
As many of you have noticed, the planet Earth has not been hurled into space or fallen into the sun. It just keeps orbiting in the solar system. It seems pretty simple, but this fact has baffled minds like Newton. That's because when you have more than two bodies in an orbiting system, they are inherently unstable.…
There's a great rundown of the current state of Chinese science fiction books over at Global Times. Among other things, this is the third boom in SF book publishing in China — the first two being the late 19th century, with translations of Jules Verne, and the second being the years right after the death of Mao and…