Cultural Revolution-Meets-Aliens: Chinese Writer Takes On Sci-Fi

April 9, 2015 7:50 PM

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Cultural Revolution-Meets-Aliens: Chinese Writer Takes On Sci-Fi

China may have surged ahead in scientific prowess in recent decades, but it still lags behind other countries in science fiction.

Author Liu Cixin is starting to change that. The books in a popular trilogy published in China have each sold more than half a million. He's won nine Galaxy Awards, the Chinese equivalent of the Hugo Award. And a recent English-language translation is bringing his science-packed, futuristic vision t...

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