Nick Richardson: Chinese SF

Cixin Liu’s monumental Three-Body Trilogy – first published between 2006 and 2010, and recently translated into English by Ken Liu, a Chinese-American sci-fi writer – is Chinese science fiction’s best-known work. Barack Obama is a fan, and the forthcoming movie adaptations are already being described as ‘China’s Star Wars’. The story begins during the Cultural Revolution and ends 18,906,416 years into the future.