|Born||June 23, 1963
|Occupation||Science fiction writer, engineer|
|Genre||Hard science fiction|
|Notable works||the Three Body trilogy|
Liu Cixin (simplified Chinese: 刘慈欣; traditional Chinese: 劉慈欣; born 1963) is a best-selling and award-winning science fiction writer based in People's Republic of China. Liu is a nine-time winner of the Galaxy Award (China's most prestgious literary science fiction award) and a winner of the Nebula Award.  Liu's work is considered hard science fiction.
Liu received technical training from North China University of Water Conservancy and Electric Power. He has worked as a computer engineer for a power plant located in a remote village in Shanxi province.
- The Whale's song (鲸歌，1999)
- Inferno (地火，2000)
- The Wandering Earth (流浪地球, 2000)
- The Rural Teacher (乡村教师, 2001)
- Full Spectrum Barrage Jamming (全频带阻塞干扰，2001)
- The Glory and the Dream (光荣与梦想，2003)
- The Era of Supernova (超新星纪元, 2003)
- Ball Lightning (球状闪电, 2004)
- Of Ants and Dinosaurs
- The Longest Fall
- The Three Body trilogy
- Three Body (三体, 2007), published in English by Tor Books in 2014 as The Three-Body Problem
- Dark Forest (黑暗森林, 2008)
- Dead End (死神永生, 2010)
- Nine-time winner of Kehuan Shijie ["SF World"] Yinhe (Chinese Galaxy) Award: 1999-2006, 2010.
- World Chinese Science Fiction Association's Xingyun (Nebula) Award for best writer: 2010.
- What lies beyond By Chitralekha Basu and Guo Shuhan, China Daily
- Awards for Chinese-language science fictions announced
- Liu Cixin's blog
- Entry in Encyclopedia of Science Fiction
- Liu Cixin at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- Ball Lightning Extract: Free English translation of the first three chapters Ball Lightning