The above depiction was chosen from this anthology of short stories by Liu Cixin, Hugo Award winner of 2015, China's most acclaimed contemporary science-fiction author. Unabashedly classic in the great tradition of Asimov and Clarke, Liu Cixin's science-fiction is firmly rooted in the cosmic. He uses the unique perspective of science-fiction to take us on a journey into this majestic, desolate cosmos. It can be terrifying to contemplate the end of our world and stories that describe such destruction can be disturbing. At the same time however, they can leave us feeling not only entertained, but exhilarated and inspired. Maybe, they can even give us a chance to renew our love of life. Most stories found in the “The Wandering Earth” collection take us to a sci-fi vision of Earth's end. In the short stories, the dangers humanity faces are much stranger and whimsical than aliens, though aliens could be found everywhere in his books.
Liu Cixin's writing will remind SF 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 global superpower. It's characteristic of an SF genre which has been embraced by Chinese culture because it is seen as representing the values of technological innovation and creativity so highly prized in a country developing more quickly than any other in the world today.
– Damien Walter, The Guardian
A science fiction tale with a Chinese touch. The Wandering Earth is filled with imaginative tech and a moving world, literally.
With Her Eyes
China Galaxy Science Fiction Award of Year 1999
The Wandering Earth
China Galaxy Science Fiction Award of Year 2000
Sun of China
China Galaxy Science Fiction Award of Year 2002
The Longest Fall
China Galaxy Science Fiction Award of Year 2003
The Wages of Humanity
China Galaxy Science Fiction Award of Year 2005
Table of Contents
1The Wandering Earth
3Of Ants and Dinosaurs
4Sun of China
5The Wages of Humanity
9Taking Care of Gods
10With Her Eyes
11The Longest Fall