Liu Cixin

Liu Cixin

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List of The Three-Body Problem Books in Publication Order

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Liulang Diqiu / Vagabond Earth
1999
2
Quan Pingdai Zuse Sai Ganrao / The Complete Frequency Blocking Fortress
2000
3
Zhongguo Taiyang / The Chinese Sun
2001
4
Devourer
2002
5
Diqiu Dapao / Earth's Cannon
2002
6
Jingzi / Mirror
2003
7
Shanyang Renlei / To Support Mankind
2005
8
The Cretaceous Past
2005
9
The Micro-Age
2008
10
With Her Eyes
2008
11
The Weight of Memories
2010
12
Sun of China
2012
13
Mountain
2012
14
Taking Care of Gods
2012
15
The Circle
2014
16
Of Ants and Dinosaurs
2021

List of Collections in Publication Order

List of Graphic Novels in Publication Order (with Sylvain Runberg, with Cai Jin, with Ge Wendi, with Bo Mu)

List of Liu Cixin Anthologies in Publication Order

Liu Cixin: Biography

Liu Cixin (Liu Cixin) was born on June 23rd, 1963 and is currently 60 years old. Liu Cixin was born in Beijing, China.

Liu Cixin is the author of the The Three-Body Problem series which currently consists of 4 novels. The The Three-Body Problem series started in 2006 with the novel The Three-Body Problem. The most recently released novel in the The Three-Body Problem series was The Redemption of Time which was released in 2019. There are no upcoming novels for the The Three-Body Problem series.

Liu Cixin (Liu Cixin) has also written the Graphic Novels series which has 9 books including Sea of Dreams and The Wandering Earth.

English translations of his novels will list the author name as Cixin Liu. Liu is the family name.

When Cixin won the Galaxy award in 2000 for Liulang Diqiu, it was the Special Prize award.

Along with being the Shanxi Writers Association vice present, Liu is also part of the China Science Writers Association.

Liu Cixin: Awards & Accolades

Liu Cixin won the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation Awards, Imagination in Service to Society, in 2018.

Liu Cixin has won many awards including:

  • Daishang Tade Yanjing / Her Eyes on the Belt won the Galaxy Award, Best Science Fiction Novel, in 1999.
  • Liulang Diqiu / Vagabond Earth won the Galaxy Award, Best Science Fiction Novel, in 2000.
  • Quan Pingdai Zuse Sai Ganrao / The Complete Frequency Blocking Fortress won the Galaxy Award, Best Science Fiction Novel, in 2001.
  • Zhongguo Taiyang / The Chinese Sun won the Galaxy Award, Best Science Fiction Novel, in 2002.
  • Diqiu Dapao / Earth's Cannon won the Galaxy Award, Best Science Fiction Novel, in 2003.
  • Jingzi / Mirror won the Galaxy Award, Best Science Fiction Novel, in 2004.
  • Shanyang Renlei / To Support Mankind won the Galaxy Award, Best Science Fiction Novel, in 2005.
  • The Three-Body Problem won the Galaxy Award, Best Science Fiction Novel, in 2006 as well as the Hugo Award - Best Novel in 2015, Seiun Award - Best Translated Long Work in 2020.
  • Death's End won the Galaxy Award, Best Science Fiction Novel, in 2010 as well as the Chinese Nebula Award - Best Novel in 2011 and the Locus Award - Best Science Fiction Novel in 2017.
  • The Circle won the Seiun Award, Best Translated Short Story, in 2019.
  • The Dark Forest won the Seiun Award, Best Translated Long Work, in 2021.

The following novels by Liu Cixin were also nominated for these awards:

  • The Dark Forest: Goodreads Awards, Best Science Fiction (2015).
  • The Three-Body Problem: Locus Award, Best Science Fiction Novel (2015).
  • Death's End: Goodreads Awards, Best Science Fiction (2016). Dragon Award, Best Science Fiction Novel (2017). Hugo Award, Best Novel (2017). Seiun Award, Best Translated Long Work (2022).
  • Ball Lightning: Goodreads Awards, Best Science Fiction (2018).
  • The Weight of Memories: Seiun Award, Best Translated Short Story (2021).
  • The Three Body Problem, Part One: Hugo Award, Best Graphic Story/Comic (2024).

Liu Cixin: TV/Movies Based on Books

The Three-Body Problem is to be adapted into an animated television show. The Hugo award-winning novel was expected to release December 2022 although hasn't yet. Cixin is very happy with the book being animated, stating that he feels it is a great art form for the book.

Netflix had also announced in 2020 that they were producing a TV series based on The Three-Body Problem. Series production reportedly began in November 2021, although in June 2022 more actors were announced for the TV series indicating it possibly hadn't started filming yet.



The Wandering Earth, a short story in the collection of the same name, was adapted into a movie in 2019. This Chinese sci-fi movie starred Qu Chuxiao and Zhao Jinmai. It was one of the highest-grossing films from China ever.

There was also a movie adaptation of The Three-Body Problem which was reportedly filmed in 2016 by Yoozoo Pictures. However there were issues with post-production, and the film was delayed. It does not sound like this movie will ever be released.

There was a sci-fi comedy movie called Crazy Alien, which was influenced by the short story The Rural Teacher by Liu. This was released in 2019.

Liu Cixin: Author Insights

The highest rated book by Liu Cixin on Book Notification is The Dark Forest, the 2nd novel in the The Three-Body Problem series.

The most read book by Liu Cixin on Book Notification is The Three-Body Problem, the 1st novel in the The Three-Body Problem series.

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  1. Andy Weir, author of the novel: Project Hail Mary.
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  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, author of the The Lord of the Rings Series.
  4. Neil Gaiman, author of the American Gods Series.
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Liu Cixin: F.A.Q

When was Liu Cixin Born? How old is Liu Cixin?

Liu Cixin was born on June 23rd, 1963. Liu Cixin is currently 60 years old.

Where was Liu Cixin Born?

Liu Cixin was born in Beijing, China and is Chinese.

What awards has Liu Cixin won?

Liu Cixin has won the following awards: Imagination in Service to Society at the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation Awards (2018).

What book awards has Liu Cixin won?

Daishang Tade Yanjing / Her Eyes on the Belt: Galaxy Award Best Science Fiction Novel (1999).
Liulang Diqiu / Vagabond Earth: Galaxy Award Best Science Fiction Novel (2000).
Quan Pingdai Zuse Sai Ganrao / The Complete Frequency Blocking Fortress: Galaxy Award Best Science Fiction Novel (2001).
Zhongguo Taiyang / The Chinese Sun: Galaxy Award Best Science Fiction Novel (2002).
Diqiu Dapao / Earth's Cannon: Galaxy Award Best Science Fiction Novel (2003).
Jingzi / Mirror: Galaxy Award Best Science Fiction Novel (2004).
Shanyang Renlei / To Support Mankind: Galaxy Award Best Science Fiction Novel (2005).
The Three-Body Problem: Galaxy Award Best Science Fiction Novel (2006), Hugo Award Best Novel (2015), Seiun Award Best Translated Long Work (2020).
Death's End: Galaxy Award Best Science Fiction Novel (2010), Chinese Nebula Award Best Novel (2011), Locus Award Best Science Fiction Novel (2017).
The Circle: Seiun Award Best Translated Short Story (2019).
The Dark Forest: Seiun Award Best Translated Long Work (2021).

What was the first book Liu Cixin wrote?

The first novel written by Liu Cixin was Daishang Tade Yanjing / Her Eyes on the Belt, published in 1998.

What was the most recent book Liu Cixin wrote?

His most recently released work was Taking Care of God Vol. 1 on February 20th, 2024.

Will there be any more books by Liu Cixin?

Liu Cixin does not have any upcoming novels with a set publication date within the next few months at this time.

How many books has Liu Cixin written?

Liu Cixin has written 34 books. 3 books in the The Three-Body Problem Series, 3 Standalone Novels, 16 Short Stories/Novellas, 3 books in the Collections, 9 books in the Graphic Novels.

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