Who is Cixin Liu?
Cixin Liu, also known as Liu Cixin in his native China, is a science fiction writer and engineer. He is considered one of the most prominent and internationally acclaimed contemporary science fiction authors right now.
Liu gained worldwide recognition for his novel “The Three-Body Problem,” which is the first book in a trilogy known as the “Remembrance of Earth’s Past” trilogy. The trilogy also includes “The Dark Forest” and “Death’s End.” “The Three-Body Problem” was translated into English by Ken Liu and won the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2015, making Liu the first Asian author to receive the prestigious award.
Liu’s works often explore complex scientific concepts, philosophical themes, and the interactions between humans and technology. His writing style is known for its imaginative scope and attention to scientific accuracy. Liu’s success has contributed to the growing popularity and recognition of Chinese science fiction in the global literary community.
He has also faced some controversy in the West from his political views around democracy in China.
June 23, 1963, in Yangquan, Shanxi Province, China
Cixin Liu’s debut novel was China 2185 (中国2185) (1989).
His most well known series is the Remembrance of Earth’s Past trilogy that includes his breakout novel, The Three Body Problem.
Cixin Liu has won many notable awards since his transition to being an author. A full list can be found here but some of the stand out awards are the Hugo Award in 2015 and Arthur C. Clarke Award for Imagination in Service to Society in 2018.
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