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Cixin Liu

Autor(a) de The Three-Body Problem

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About the Author

Cixin Liu is the author of The Three Body Problem, which won Best Novel at the Hugo Awards 2015. (Bowker Author Biography)


Obras de Cixin Liu

The Three-Body Problem (2008) 8,866 cópias
The Dark Forest (2015) 3,572 cópias
Death's End (2010) 2,924 cópias
Ball Lightning (2018) 679 cópias
Supernova Era (2019) — Autor — 417 cópias
To Hold Up the Sky (2020) — Autor — 271 cópias
The Wandering Earth {story} (2013) — Autor — 225 cópias
Remembrance of Earth's Past: The Three-Body Trilogy (2008) — Autor — 189 cópias
Of Ants and Dinosaurs {story} (2012) — Autor — 99 cópias
The Weight of Memories (2016) — Autor — 44 cópias
Devourer {story} (2012) 37 cópias
The Cretaceous Past (2021) 35 cópias
Cixin Liu's Sea of Dreams: A Graphic Novel (2021) — Autor — 28 cópias
Mirror {short story} (2017) — Autor — 23 cópias
Mountain {story} (2012) — Autor — 16 cópias
The Micro-Age {story} (2012) — Autor — 14 cópias
Sun of China {story} — Autor — 11 cópias
A View from the Stars (2024) 10 cópias
The Longest Fall {story} (2012) — Autor — 8 cópias
Taking Care of Gods {story} (2012) — Autor — 7 cópias
The Wandering Earth, Part 1 of 2 (2013) — Autor — 5 cópias
Remembrance of Earth's Past: Tetralogy (2018) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
With Her Eyes {story} (2012) — Autor — 5 cópias
Fulmine globulare (2022) 5 cópias
Curse 5.0 {story} (2013) — Autor — 5 cópias
L'ère de la supernova (2024) 5 cópias
Nebula: Fantascienza contemporanea cinese (Future Fiction) (2017) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
The Wandering Earth, Part 2 of 2 — Autor — 4 cópias
The Wages of Humanity {story} — Autor — 4 cópias
Trisolaris – Die Trilogie (2022) 3 cópias
Trelegemeproblemet (2019) 2 cópias
The Thinker {short story} (2002) 2 cópias
Cannonball 2 cópias
Cloud of Poems {short story} — Autor — 2 cópias
Die drei Sonnen : das Hörspiel (2010) 1 exemplar(es)
Sostener el Cielo 1 exemplar(es)
2016 1 exemplar(es)
Kraj smrti (2021) 1 exemplar(es)
Moonlight 1 exemplar(es)
三体 1 exemplar(es)
Ball Lightning Sneak Peek (2018) — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
Ode to Joy {short story} 1 exemplar(es)
Three Body Mystery 1 exemplar(es)
The Circle {short story} — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
Jing zi = Mirror (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
Surm on igavene (2022) 1 exemplar(es)
Estuche Trilogía Los Tres Cuerpos (2020) 1 exemplar(es)
2018-04-01 {short story} 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Big Book of Science Fiction (2016) — Contribuinte — 424 cópias
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2016 Edition (2017) — Contribuinte — 136 cópias
Carbide Tipped Pens: Seventeen Tales of Hard Science Fiction (2016) — Contribuinte — 95 cópias
Not One of Us: Stories of Aliens on Earth (2018) — Contribuinte — 57 cópias
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 5 (2020) — Contribuinte — 55 cópias
Twelve Tomorrows (2018) — Contribuinte — 45 cópias
Clarkesworld: Issue 111 (December 2015) (2015) — Autor, algumas edições14 cópias
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 113 • October 2019 (2019) — Contribuinte, algumas edições7 cópias
Bifrost n°87 - Special Jean Ray (2017) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Apex Magazine 76 (September 2015) (2015) — Autor — 3 cópias
SFが読みたい! 2020年版 — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


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Henan, China
Locais de residência
Beijing, China
Shanxi, China
Luoshan County, Henan Province, China
North China University of Water Conservancy and Electric Power
science fiction writer
power plant computer engineer
Beijing Guomi Digital Technology
Pequena biografia
Liu Cixin, born in June 1963, is a representative of the new generation of Chinese science fiction authors and recognized as a leading voice in Chinese science fiction. He was awarded the China Galaxy Science Fiction Award for eight consecutive years, from 1999 to 2006 and again in 2010. His representative work The Three-body Problem is the BEST STORY of 2015 Hugo Awards, the 3rd of 2015 Campbell Award finalists, and nominee of 2015 Nebulas Award.

His works have received wide acclaim on account of their powerful atmosphere and brilliant imagination. Liu Cixin's stories successfully combine the exceedingly ephemeral with hard reality, all the while focussing on revealing the essence and aesthetics of science. He has endeavoured to create a distinctly Chinese style of science fiction. Liu Cixin is a member of the China Writers' Association and the Shanxi Writers' Association.



Jeff's 2019 Reads em The Green Dragon (Abril 2021)


Second book in the series. It starts with the introduction of the Wallfacers, a small number of people assigned to invent novel solutions to the problem of the Trisolarian invasion coming in a few hundred years, which seems bound to succeed thanks to the block on science advancement caused by the sophons launched in book 1. These heroes are required to do all their thinking inside their heads, the one place the sophons cannot penetrate, and they are given essentially unlimited resources to do their work. The main focus is on Luo Ji, who has studied cosmic sociology, based on two axions: 1) Survival is the primary need of any civilization, and 2) Civilizations constantly grow and expand but the total matter in the universe stays constant. These are seeded to him by none other than an old Ye Wenjie from the last book, and apparently his publishing causes him to be named a Wallfacer. He spends much of the book in hedonistic pleasure, though, before launching an odd "spell" at another star nearby and then going into hibernation, finally forced by the authorities to stop living in isolated splendor with his dream woman and child and start working. We read about the other Wallfacers too, as well as the Wall breakers sent by collaborators to expose their plans.

There is a time jump of almost 200 years, and we see a wondrous advance in civilization as the first probe of the Trisolarians approaches the solar system. The space fleet goes out to intercept, with predictably dire consequences. It's looking very bad for humanity, until the tail end of the book.

Luo's plan is a well-hidden mystery until the Big Reveal, and there is also some interesting stuff happening in the fleet and with the author's conception of how Humanity might react to near-certain destruction over time. A sci fi podcast I enjoy opined that these books have a great concept, but characters that are paper thin. I would add that the writing style (or the translation to English- I guess we can forgive the writing since it's not in its original language) isn't great. But the concept is cool, and the reveal is good. Worth the read.
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DanTarlin | outras 130 resenhas | May 29, 2024 |
I think the Chinese cultural elements make this book fresher and more interesting for a Western reader. However, beyond those trappings, once we get past the sedate beginning and we gradually discover what's going on and what the stakes are, this feels like old fashioned hard science fiction of the best kind. It does not pay too much attention to characterization. The characters, many of whom are physicists, are adequate but you probably won't list any of them in a list of your favorite fictional characters. The style is direct and unsentimental. However, it does present very interesting ideas, and for me at least it provides that elusive sense-of-wonder that seems to be exclusive to earlier science fiction or to adolescent readers.

Some of the scientific elements seem dodgy (I won't get into details to avoid spoilers), but I really got into the exhilarating and terrifying story, and I'm anxious to read the sequels because I need to know what happens.
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jcm790 | outras 412 resenhas | May 26, 2024 |
The continuation of The Three-Body problem.

Like the first, I enjoyed it a lot. It's not perfect. Sometimes the Trisolarans' stupidity is painful, and the humans have more than their share too, and it stretches credulity that being so technologically advanced the Trisolarian fleet travels so slowly and that they are so ineffective in some ways. But for me that is easy to forgive, because the style is so fresh and different, and because of the high density of ideas and the grandiosity of the story. Unlike the Three-Body Problem, this second book would be a good stopping point, because it finishes the story, but I'll be reading the last book, because I'm enjoying this.

Note after reading the third book: Even though story-wise this second book would be a good ending point, do yourself a favor and read the third book: It's amazing.
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jcm790 | outras 130 resenhas | May 26, 2024 |
The third and last book of the trilogy, and my favorite one. The previous two books had some flaws, compensated by their originality, high density of ideas and "sense of wonder". This one goes beyond: It's much more ambitious, making the previous two seem small in scope by comparison. In that sense, it reminded me of Star Maker, by Olaf Stapledon, also a huge and awe-inspiring book.

In this book, there is quite a lot of exposition, either directly, with short chapters written in the form of a future history book, or through dialog between characters. All this is generally frowned-upon, and some readers may dislike it, but here I loved all of it. Truly a fascinating, ambitious and deeply-affecting science fiction epic.

This trilogy is one of the defining works of modern SF.
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jcm790 | outras 103 resenhas | May 26, 2024 |


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