Liu Cixin

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Liu Cixin
Born June 23, 1963
Henan, China
Occupation Science fiction writer, engineer
Nationality Chinese
Period 1999-present
Genre Hard science fiction
Notable works the Three Body trilogy
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Liu.

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.[1] 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. [2] 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.

Liu's most famous work, The Three-Body Problem, was published in 2007. It was translated into English by Ken Liu and published by Tor Books in November 2014.


  • 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.


  1. ^ What lies beyond By Chitralekha Basu and Guo Shuhan, China Daily
  2. ^ Awards for Chinese-language science fictions announced

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