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Science Fiction: stories from the future

It took almost ten years for Liu Cixin’s first novel, The Three-Body Problem, to reach Western readers. First published serially in China in 2006, it appeared as a novel shortly afterwards. Then, in 2014, the English translation hit the market – and Liu promptly became the first Asian author to win a Hugo Award, the most prestigious science fiction literary prize. Barack Obama also named the novel one of his favorite books.

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