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The Supernova Era by Cixin Liu, translated by Joel Martinsen (book review).

October 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Supernova Era by Cixin Liu, translated by Joel Martinsen (book review).

Cixin Liu returns with another enthralling novel in ‘The Supernova Era’. Well, he only returns in English as the original Chinese version was published before his well-known ‘Three Body Trilogy’ made his big break into the English market. This novel has the same studiously well-thought-out plot and situation, the same attention to detail and a […]

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Ball Lightning by Cixin Liu translated by Joel Martinsen (book review).

August 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
Ball Lightning by Cixin Liu translated by Joel Martinsen (book review).

Another of renowned Chinese author Cixin Liu’s novels has been translated for our enjoyment by Joel Martinsen in the form of ‘Ball Lightning’, a hard-SF, physics-based tale of obsession, complicated mathematics and the force of nature. As soon as I started reading, I recalled the curiously formal tone of Cixin Liu’s work, which initially may […]

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The Wandering Earth by Cixin Liu (book review).

June 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Wandering Earth by Cixin Liu (book review).

After reading Cixin Liu’s ‘Three-Body’ trilogy last year and subsequently meeting him in person for an interview, I have been looking forward to reading his first translated short fiction collection, ‘The Wandering Earth’. Three of his short stories were published in English in the Ken Liu edited volume ‘Invisible Planets’, but only one of those […]

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The Dark Forest (The Three-Body Problem book 2) by Cixin Liu translated by Joel Martinsen (book review).

September 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Dark Forest (The Three-Body Problem book 2) by Cixin Liu translated by Joel Martinsen (book review).

Cixin Liu’s classic of Chinese Science Fiction continues in this second volume, translated into English by Joel Martinsen as ‘The Dark Forest’. The same mixture of contemporary settings, cutting-edge technology, political intrigue and glimpses of a frighteningly powerful alien civilisation make this book just as riveting as the first volume ‘The Three Body Problem’. There […]

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The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu translated by Ken Liu (book review).

April 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu translated by Ken Liu (book review).

Near-future China is a place of high quality technological research, built on a background of fear, politics and persecution. Many have lost hope in humanity after seeing their families murdered and witnessing large scale destruction of natural environments. Some of these people are turning their hopes instead towards the stars, hoping that aliens will come […]

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