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Third Place Books and University Bookstore (Seattle) are honored to present a virtual event with science fiction writer Cixin Liu—eight-time winner of the Galaxy Award, recipient of the Chinese Nebula, and author of the Hugo Award-winning Three Body Trilogy, for a discussion on his latest collection of stories, The Wandering Earth, translated from the Chinese by Ken Liu, Elizabeth Hanlon, Zac Haluza, Adam Lanphier, and Holger Nahm. Cixin Liu will be joined in conversation by science fiction and fantasy translator Emily Xueni Jin.
All tickets include a copy of The Wandering Earth shipped to the address you provide. Please note: Third Place Books CANNOT offer international shipping at this time.
This virtual event will be hosted via Zoom Webinar. All ticket buyers will receive a link to access this virtual event, hosted on Third Place Books's Zoom platform. A recording of the event will be provided to all ticket buyers.
UPDATE 10/7/21: Due to an unavoidable conflict, Rebecca F. Kuang, previously scheduled to join Cixin Liu in conversation for this virtual event, is no longer able to attend. We apologize for any inconvenience.
About The Wandering Earth. . .
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.
Praise for the work of Cixin Liu. . .
"Liu conjures a sense of wonder while grounding his tales in well-wrought characters. This is a masterwork."
—Publishers Weekly, starred review for The Wandering Earth
—President Barack Obama on The Three Body Trilogy
"A breakthrough book . . . A unique blend of scientific and philosophical speculation, politics and history, conspiracy theory and cosmology."
—George R. R. Martin on The Three Body Problem
"Evokes the thrill of exploration and the beauty of scale."
—The New Yorker on The Three Body Trilogy
"Boundless creativity. . . Vivid, mind-bending."
—NPR on Ball Lightning
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.
Emily Xueni Jin (she/her) is a science fiction and fantasy translator, translating both from Chinese to English and the other way around. She contributed the essay "Is There Such a Thing as Feminine Quietness? A Cognitive Linguistics Perspective" as well as translated two stories for the new groundbreaking new collection from a visionary team of female and nonbinary creators, The Way Spring Arrives and Other Stories (Tordotcom Publishing; March 8, 2022). She graduated from Wellesley College in 2017, and she is currently pursuing a PhD in East Asian Languages and Literature at Yale University. As one of the core members of the Clarkesworld-Storycom collaborative project on publishing English translations of Chinese science fiction, she has worked with various prominent Chinese SFF writers. Her most recent Chinese to English translations can be found in AI2041: Ten Visions for Our Future, a collection of science fiction and essays co-written by Dr. Kaifu Lee and Chen Qiufan. Her essays can be found in publications such as Vector and Field Guide to Contemporary Chinese Literature. (Photo credit: Sharon Liu)
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