Liu Cixin

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Liu Cixin
Born 1963
Henan, China
Occupation Science fiction writer
Period 1999-present

Liu Cixin (simplified Chinese: 刘慈欣; traditional Chinese: 劉慈欣; born 1963) is the most prolific and popular science fiction writer in the People's Republic of China.[1] Liu is an eight-time winner of the Galaxy Award for science-fiction writing and an awardee of the Nebula Award (Chinese: 星云奖; pinyin: xingyun jiang),[2] Prior to his success as a writer, he worked as an engineer in a power plant in Yangquan, Shanxi.

Liu Cixin created new themes in Chinese science fiction writing,[3] and his writing is mainly focused on China's role in a future world.[4]

Bibliography[edit]

  • The Era of Supernova (超新星纪元, 1999)
  • The Rural Teacher (乡村教师, 2001)
  • Ball Lightning (球状闪电, 2004)
  • "Three Body" trilogy
    • Three Body (三体, 2007)
    • Dark Forest (黑暗森林, 2008)
    • Dead End (死神永生, 2010)

Awards[edit]

  • Chinese Galaxy Award for science-fiction writing.
  • World Chinese Science Fiction Association's Nebula Award for best writer.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ What lies beyond By Chitralekha Basu and Guo Shuhan, China Daily
  2. ^ Awards for Chinese-language science fictions announced
  3. ^ Liu Cixin and Neo-classical Science Fiction by YAN Wu, XIAO Qing-fang, Journal of Hunan University of Science and Engineering,2006-02
  4. ^ Science Fiction in China by Wu Yan with Janice Bogstad & Wang Pengfei
  5. ^ http://www.gov.cn/english/2010-08/09/content_1674007.htm

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