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Liu, Cixin

Overview
Works: 530 works in 1,373 publications in 7 languages and 16,467 library holdings
Genres: Science fiction  Fiction  Short stories  Action and adventure fiction  Apocalyptic fiction  Novels  History  Comics (Graphic works)  Graphic novels  Science fiction comics 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Other, Editor
Classifications: PL2947.C59, 895.1352
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Cixin Liu
The three-body problem by Cixin Liu( Book )

45 editions published between 2014 and 2022 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With the scope of Dune and the commercial action of Independence Day, this near-future trilogy is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience this multple-award-winning phenemonenon from China's most beloved science fiction author. Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion. The result is a science fiction masterpiece of enormous scope and vision"
Death's end by Cixin Liu( Book )

32 editions published between 2016 and 2022 in English and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With The Three-Body Problem , English-speaking readers got their first chance to experience the multiple-award-winning and bestselling Three-Body Trilogy by China's most beloved science fiction author, Cixin Liu. Three-Body was released to great acclaim including coverage in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. It was also named a finalist for the Nebula Award, making it the first translated novel to be nominated for a major SF award since Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities in 1976. Now this epic trilogy concludes with the New York Times bestelling Death's End . Half a century after the Doomsday Battle, the uneasy balance of Dark Forest Deterrence keeps the Trisolaran invaders at bay. Earth enjoys unprecedented prosperity due to the infusion of Trisolaran knowledge. With human science advancing daily and the Trisolarans adopting Earth culture, it seems that the two civilizations will soon be able to co-exist peacefully as equals without the terrible threat of mutually assured annihilation. But the peace has also made humanity complacent. Cheng Xin, an aerospace engineer from the early 21st century, awakens from hibernation in this new age. She brings with her knowledge of a long-forgotten program dating from the beginning of the Trisolar Crisis, and her very presence may upset the delicate balance between two worlds. Will humanity reach for the stars or die in its cradle? The Remembrance of Earth's Past Trilogy The Three-Body Problem The Dark Forest Death's End Other Books Ball Lightning (forthcoming) At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied
The dark forest by Cixin Liu( Book )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2021 in English and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With the scope of Dune and the rousing action of Independence Day, this near-future trilogy is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience this multple-award-winning phenemonenon from China's most beloved science fiction author. In Dark Forest, Earth is reeling from the revelation of a coming alien invasion--in just four centuries' time. The aliens' human collaborators may have been defeated, but the presence of the sophons, the subatomic particles that allow Trisolaris instant access to all human information, means that Earth's defense plans are totally exposed to the enemy. Only the human mind remains a secret. This is the motivation for the Wallfacer Project, a daring plan that grants four men enormous resources to design secret strategies, hidden through deceit and misdirection from Earth and Trisolaris alike. Three of the Wallfacers are influential statesmen and scientists, but the fourth is a total unknown. Luo Ji, an unambitious Chinese astronomer and sociologist, is baffled by his new status. All he knows is that he's the one Wallfacer that Trisolaris wants dead"--
Ball lightning by Cixin Liu( Book )

36 editions published between 2004 and 2021 in 3 languages and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Chen's parents are incinerated before his eyes by a blast of ball lightning, he devotes his life to cracking the secret of this mysterious natural phenomenon. His search takes him to stormy mountaintops, an experimental military weapons lab, and an old Soviet science station. The more he learns, the more he comes to realize that ball lightning is just the tip of an entirely new frontier. While Chen's quest for answers gives purpose to his lonely life, it also pits him against soldiers and scientists with motives of their own: a beautiful army major with an obsession with dangerous weaponry, and a physicist who has no place for ethical considerations in his single-minded pursuit of knowledge
Supernova era by Cixin Liu( Book )

20 editions published in 2019 in English and Polish and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight light years away, a star has died, creating a supernova event that showers Earth in deadly levels of radiation. Within a year, everyone over the age of thirteen will die. And so the countdown begins. Parents apprentice their children and try to pass on the knowledge needed to keep the world running. But when the world is theirs, the last generation may not want to continue the legacy left to them. And in shaping the future however they want, will the children usher in an era of bright beginnings or final mistakes?
To hold up the sky by Cixin Liu( Book )

12 editions published between 2020 and 2021 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of speculative science fiction tales that envision the future and reimagine the past in settings ranging from the coal mines of China to the edges of frontier space
The wandering earth by Cixin Liu( Book )

40 editions published between 2008 and 2022 in English and Chinese and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Wandering Earth" is a collection of short stories in the great tradition of Asimov and Clarke by Liu Cixin, China's most acclaimed contemporary science-fiction author. Liu's writing will remind sci-fi fans of the genre's golden age with its positive focus on scientific development, combined with a consistently constructive vision of China's future role as a superpower
The three-body problem by Cixin Liu( )

26 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three-Body Problem is the first chance for an English-speaking audience to experience this multiple award winning phenomenon from China's most beloved science fiction author, Liu Cixin. Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion. The result is a science fiction masterpiece of enormous scope and vision
San ti by Cixin Liu( Book )

35 editions published between 2008 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The winner of 2015 Hugo Award. Winner of the Nebula Award. The Three-Body Problem is a masterpiece of enormous scope and vision, written by Cixin, Liu, the most prevailing science fiction writer in China today and tells a story set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution. Back in those days, Hongan , a secret military project, aiming to explore outer space civilization and establish contact with aliens, had made breakthrough progress. But when Wenjie Ye pressed the launch key, she didn't know the destiny of human beings had been completely changed. The first signal from the earth, with the sun as its center, dashed forward to the deeper side of the universe. Four light years away, the Three-Body civilization is in big trouble. Just like the earth, they also revolve around the sun, but quite randomly. After hundreds of destruction and resurrection, they were forced to break away from the home planet. And at the very moment, they received the message from the earth. After locking the earthman's basic science with super technology, the huge universe fleet of the Three-Body started to march towards the earth. The destiny of human beings was approaching." --Amazon
Supernova era by Cixin Liu( Recording )

13 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight light years away, a star has died, creating a supernova event that showers Earth in deadly levels of radiation. Within a year, everyone over the age of thirteen will die. And so the countdown begins. Parents apprentice their children and try to pass on the knowledge needed to keep the world running. But when the world is theirs, the last generation may not want to continue the legacy left to them. And in shaping the future however they want, will the children usher in an era of bright beginnings or final mistakes?
Ball lightning by Cixin Liu( Recording )

16 editions published between 2018 and 2020 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Chen's parents are killed by a blast of ball lightning, he devotes his life to studying it. The more he learns, the more he suspects ball lightning is an entirely new frontier in particle physics
Death's end by Cixin Liu( )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2020 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With The Three-Body Problem, English-speaking readers got their first chance to experience the multiple-award-winning and bestselling Three-Body Trilogy by China's most beloved science fiction author, Cixin Liu. Three-Body was released to great acclaim including coverage in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. It was also named a finalist for the Nebula Award, making it the first translated novel to be nominated for a major SF award since Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities in 1976. Now this epic trilogy concludes with Death's End. Half a century after the Doomsday Battle, the uneasy balance of Dark Forest Deterrence keeps the Trisolaran invaders at bay. Earth enjoys unprecedented prosperity due to the infusion of Trisolaran knowledge. With human science advancing daily and the Trisolarans adopting Earth culture, it seems that the two civilizations will soon be able to co-exist peacefully as equals without the terrible threat of mutually assured annihilation. But the peace has also made humanity complacent. Cheng Xin, an aerospace engineer from the early 21st century, awakens from hibernation in this new age. She brings with her knowledge of a long-forgotten program dating from the beginning of the Trisolar Crisis, and her very presence may upset the delicate balance between two worlds. Will humanity reach for the stars or die in its cradle?
Death's end by Cixin Liu( Book )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Half a century after the Doomsday Battle, twenty-first-century aerospace engineer Cheng Xin awakens from hibernation, bringing with her knowledge of a long-forgotten program that threatens the peaceful co-existence of humans and Trisolarans
Sea of dreams by Cixin Liu( Book )

6 editions published in 2021 in English and Undetermined and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first in a new series of graphic novels from Hugo Award-winning author Liu Cixin and Talos Press. An annual ice sculpture festival draws the attention of an extraterrestrial visitor, who learns how to create such art and decides to use local resources to sculpt a piece in a gesture of goodwill. All the water in the ocean is sent to the stratosphere, where the ice sculptor uses splendid techniques to create crystal dominoes scattered by a giant of the cosmos. In the world of the ice sculptor, art is the sole reason for civilization's existence. After the ice sculptor creates the pinnacle of beauty, but also brings forth devastation and disaster, humanity decides during Earth's last breaths to fight for their survival. The first of sixteen new graphic novels from Liu Cixin and Talos Press, Sea of Dreams is an epic tale of the future that all science fiction fans will enjoy."--Publisher's website
Of ants and dinosaurs by Cixin Liu( Book )

10 editions published between 2020 and 2021 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a sunlit clearing in central Gondwana, on an otherwise ordinary day in the late Cretaceous, the seeds of Earth's first and greatest civilization were sown in the grisly aftermath of a Tyrannosaurus' lunch. Throughout the universe, intelligence is a rare and fragile commodity - a fleeting glimmer in the long night of cosmic history. That Earth should harbour not just one but two intelligent species at the same time, defies the odds. That these species, so unalike - and yet so complementary - should forge an alliance that kindled a civilization defies logic. But time is endless and everything comes to pass eventually ... The alliance between ants and dinosaurs, was of course, based on dentistry. Yet from such humble beginnings came writing, mathematics, computers, fusion, antimatter and even space travel - a veritable Age of Wonder! But such magnificent industry comes at a price - a price paid first by Earth's biosphere, and then by all those dependent on it. And yet the Dinosaurs refused to heed the Ants' warning of impending ecological collapse, leaving the Ant Federation facing a single dilemma: destroy the dinosaurs, destroy a civilization ... or perish alongside them?"--Publisher
The three-body problem by Cixin Liu( Book )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1967: Ye Wenjie witnesses Red Guards beat her father to death during China's Cultural Revolution. This singular event will shape not only the rest of her life but also the future of mankind. Four decades later, Beijing police ask nanotech engineer Wang Miao to infiltrate a secretive cabal of scientists after a spate of inexplicable suicides. Wang's investigation will lead him to a mysterious online game and immerse him in a virtual world ruled by the intractable and unpredictable interaction of its three suns. This is the Three-Body Problem and it is the key to everything: the key to the scientists' deaths, the key to a conspiracy that spans light-years and the key to the extinction-level threat humanity now faces
Hold up the sky by Cixin Liu( Book )

8 editions published between 2020 and 2021 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written between 1999 and 2017 and never before published in English, these stories came into being during decades of major change in China and will take you across time and space through the eyes of one of science fiction's most visionary writers."--Provided by publisher
To hold up the sky by Cixin Liu( Recording )

7 editions published in 2020 in English and French and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cixin Liu takes us across time and space: from a rural mountain community in 'The Village Teacher' where elementary students must use physics to prevent an alien invasion; to the coal mines of northern China in 'Fire in the Earth' where new technology will either save lives of unleash a fire that will burn for centuries; to a time much like our own, in the story 'Mirror, ' when superstring computers predict our every move; to 10,000 years in the future in 'Time Migration, ' a time beyond all human life, when humanity is finally able to begin anew; to the very collapse of the universe itself in 'Contraction'"--Container
The cretaceous past by Cixin Liu( Book )

2 editions published in 2021 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a Tyrannosaurus rex suffers pain from meat trapped between its enormous teeth, a nearby colony of ants risks entering the great creature's maw to make their own repast from the remains of the dinosaur's most recent meal. From this humble beginning, over the course of millennia, a symbiotic civilization achieves amazing advances, reaching dizzying heights in countless endeavors scientific and social, facing dangers and exploiting opportunities at every turn
San ti by Cixin Liu( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2020 in Chinese and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Three-Body Problem II: The Dark Forest is more like speculative fiction. While the creatures from the Three-Body were about to invade the earth, human beings didn't just wait, they took some action. They took advantage of the fatal weakness of the TB creatures, that their thinking is transparent and set up a mysterious silent thinking plan and selected four thinkers, preparing to fight against creatures from the Three-Body. Since the Three-Body creatures couldn't tell human beings' trick, they selected several 'anti-thinkers' from betrayers among human beings and struck back. Will the silent thinking plan work at the end? Will human beings be able to succeed in this tough battle? What is the secret 'dark forest'?"--
 
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Cch'-sin, Liou, 1963-

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Cixin Liu 1963-

Liou Cch‘-Sin, 1963-

Liou Cch’-sin čínský spisovatel science fiction

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Lju, Cy Sinʹ 1963-

Lju, Cy Sinj 1963-

Lưu, Từ Hân

Riu, Tsushin

Ryu, Cheusin

Ryu, Cheusin 1963-

Ryu, Jikin, 1963-

Лиу Цъсин китайски писател

Лю Цисінь китайський письменник-фантаст

Лю Цысинь

Лю, Цысинь, 1963-

Лю Цысинь Китайский писатель-фантаст

Лю Цысінь

Љу Цисин

Լյու Ցիսին

ליו צשין

ليو تسى شين كاتب خيال علمى من الصين

ليو تسي شين

لیو سیشین

ലിയു സിക്സിൻ

류자흔 1963-

류츠신

リウ, ツーシン

リュウ, ジキン

リュウ, ジキン, 1963-

劉 慈欣

劉, 慈欣 1963-

刘慈刘慈欣, 1963-

劉慈欣

劉慈欣 1963-

劉慈欣 中華人民共和国の工学者、SF作家 (1963-)

劉慈欣 中國科幻作家

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