Liu Cixin is a Chinese author best known for writing The Three-Body Problem and its sequels. The first book in the series was the recipient of the 2015 Hugo Award.

Cixin grew up in Luoshan County, Henan and then went on to graduate from the North China University of Water Conservancy and Electric Power in 1988. He would go to work as a computer engineer at a power plant while writing in his free time. He wrote China 2185 which earned him the moniker of the first Chinese cyberpunk author. Liu is a nine-time winner of China’s Galaxy Award. In 2018, he was awarded the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Imagination in Service to Society.

Publication Order of Three-Body Books

(with Baoshu)

The Three-Body Problem (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dark Forest (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death's End (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Redemption of Time (By: Baoshu) (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Daishang Tade Yanjing / Her Eyes on the Belt (1998)
Ball Lightning (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Supernova Era (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Liulang Diqiu / Vagabond Earth (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Quan Pingdai Zuse Sai Ganrao / The Complete Frequency Blocking Fortress (2000)
Zhongguo Taiyang / The Chinese Sun (2001)
Diqiu Dapao / Earth's Cannon (2002)
Jingzi / Mirror (2003)
Shanyang Renlei / To Support Mankind (2005)
The Cretaceous Past (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Weight of Memories (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Taking Care of Gods (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Circle (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Of Ants and Dinosaurs (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Collections

The Wandering Earth (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
To Hold Up the Sky (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

(with Sylvain Runberg)

Sea of Dreams (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wandering Earth (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Village Teacher (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Yuanyuan's Bubbles (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Butterfly (2022)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Circle (2022)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
For the Benefit of Mankind (With: Sylvain Runberg) (2022)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Universe of Xuya Books

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Eighth Annual Collection (By: Nina Allan) (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 24 (By: Gardner R. Dozois) (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Immersion (By: Aliette de Bodard) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
On a Red Station, Drifting (By: Aliette de Bodard) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Carbide Tipped Pens (With: Ben Bova,Aliette de Bodard,,Gregory Benford,Jack McDevitt,Daniel H. Wilson) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Citadel of Weeping Pearls (By: Aliette de Bodard) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Seven of Infinities (By: Aliette de Bodard) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tea and Murder (By: ,Aliette de Bodard) (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Some of the Best from Tor.com Books

Some of the Best from Tor.com, 2011 edition (By: Michael Swanwick,Harry Turtledove,Yoon Ha Lee,Paul Park,Nnedi Okorafor,Charlie Jane Anders,Patrick Nielsen Hayden,James Alan Gardner) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Some of the Best from Tor.com, 2012 edition (By: Michael Swanwick,,Paul Cornell,Gene Wolfe,Elizabeth Bear,Charles Stross,Lee Mandelo,Rachel Swirsky,,Pat Murphy,,,Patrick Nielsen Hayden) (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Some of the Best from Tor.com, 2013 (By: Carrie Vaughn,Leigh Bardugo,George R.R. Martin,Paul Cornell,Charles Stross,Genevieve Valentine,Jeffrey Ford,,Cory Doctorow,Dale Bailey,Andy Duncan,Ellen Klages,Patrick Nielsen Hayden,,,,Thomas Olde Heuvelt,,Karin Tidbeck,Ellen Datlow,,,Veronica Schanoes,Kai Ashante Wilson) (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Some of the Best from Tor.com, 2014 edition (By: John Scalzi,,Genevieve Valentine,Seanan McGuire,,Marco Palmieri,,Dale Bailey,Yoon Ha Lee,Ken Liu,Charlie Jane Anders,Nicola Griffith,A.M. Dellamonica,Jo Walton,Patrick Nielsen Hayden,Maria Dahvana Headley,Max Gladstone,Daniel Jose Older,,Ellen Datlow,,Kelly Barnhill,Veronica Schanoes,Marie Brennan,Kai Ashante Wilson,,Adam Christopher,,Ruthanna Emrys) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Some of the Best from Tor.com, 2015 edition (By: Kim Stanley Robinson,,David D. Levine,Marco Palmieri,Jeffrey Ford,Yoon Ha Lee,Patrick Nielsen Hayden,Kameron Hurley,Maria Dahvana Headley,,,,Daniel Jose Older,Michael Livingston,,Nino Cipri,,Ellen Datlow,Beth Meacham,,Veronica Schanoes,,Brian Staveley,Kelly Robson,,Malka Older) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Some of the Best from Tor.com, 2016 Edition (With: Carrie Vaughn,Melissa Marr,Lavie Tidhar,Genevieve Valentine,Aliette de Bodard,Delia Sherman,,Charlie Jane Anders,,Nina Allan,N.K. Jemisin,,Ellen Datlow,Daniel Polansky,,,Laurie Penny,Indrapramit Das,Alix E. Harrow,Margaret Killjoy,Tara Isabella Burton,,,Caighlan Smith) (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Some of the Best from Tor.com 2019 Edition (By: Elizabeth Bear) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2020 Edition (By: Carrie Vaughn,Melissa Marr,Lavie Tidhar,Rachel Swirsky,,M. Rickert,Brian Evenson,Yoon Ha Lee,,,Charlie Jane Anders,Naomi Kritzer,Maria Dahvana Headley,,,Sarah Pinsker,Tamsyn Muir,,Stephen Graham Jones,,K.M. Szpara,C.L. Polk,,S. Qiouyi Lu) (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Anthology series.

Publication Order of Anthologies

Carbide Tipped Pens(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

If You Like Liu Cixin Books, You’ll Love…

The Three-Body Problem is the first book in the series of the same name. The book is set against the backdrop of China’s Cultural Revolution and focuses on a secret military project that is trying to establish contact with alien beings. The signal is captured by an alien civilization who makes plans to invade Earth as their world is on the brink of destruction. The people on Earth all have different feelings about the aliens. There are those who want to welcome the superior beings and have them save their corrupt world. While others wish to fight against the invasion.

To Hold Up the Sky is a short story collection from Cixin Liu that was released in 2020. The stories in this book will take readers across space and time. The stories take place in a variety of different locations from a rural mountain community where elementary students must use physics to prevent an alien invasion; to coal mines in northern China where new technology will either save lives of unleash a fire that will burn for centuries; to the very collapse of the universe itself. These stories have never been published in English prior to this release.

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