Includes a Copy of The Wandering Earth
Thursday, 7:30 pm EDT October 28, 2021
Online via Zoom
Don’t miss the chance to see science fiction giant Cixin Liu, New York Times bestselling author of The Three-Body Problem, in conversation with literary critic Michael Berry about Liu’s new book, The Wandering Earth.
The ten stories in this groundbreaking new collection include five Chinese Galaxy Award-winners, including the title story—the basis for the blockbuster film, which captivated viewers around the globe. Liu and Berry will delve into the new stories, discuss the profound success of the film, as well as Liu’s role in the explosion of interest in Chinese science fiction.
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Cixin Liu is the most prolific and popular science fiction writer in the People’s Republic of China. Liu is an eight-time winner of the Galaxy Award (the Chinese Hugo) and a winner of the Chinese Nebula Award. Prior to becoming a writer, he worked as an engineer in a power plant. His novels published in English by Tor Books include The Three-Body Trilogy, which includes The Three-Body Problem, The Dark Forest, and Death’s End; Ball Lightning; and a previous short story collection, To Hold Up the Sky.
Michael Berry is a translator and author who is a professor of contemporary Chinese cultural studies and Director of the Center for Chinese Studies at UCLA. He has written and edited eight books on Chinese literature and cinema, including most recently An Accented Cinema: Jia Zhang-Ke on Jia Zhang-Ke (2021). A two-time National Endowment for the Arts Translation Fellow, Berry’s book-length translations include The Song of Everlasting Sorrow: A Novel of Shanghai (2008) by Wang Anyi, shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize; To Live (2004) by Yu Hua, a selection in the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read library; and Wuhan Diary: Dispatches from a Quarantined City (2020) by Fang Fang.
The Wandering Earth
By Cixin Liu
Published by Tor Books
From New York Times bestselling author Cixin Liu, The Wandering Earth is a science fiction short story collection featuring the title tale–the basis for the blockbuster international film, now streaming on Netflix.
These ten stories, including five Chinese Galaxy Award-winners, are a blazingly original ode to planet Earth, its pasts, and its futures. Liu’s fiction takes the reader to the edge of the universe and the end of time, to meet stranger fates than we could have ever imagined.
With a melancholic and keen understanding of human nature, Liu’s stories show humanity’s attempts to reason, navigate, and above all, survive in a desolate cosmos.
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