The opening installment of China's best-selling apocalyptic space opera trilogy.
Cixin Liu is China's #1 SF writer and author of The Three-Body Problem - the first ever translated novel to win a Hugo Award. Prior to becoming a writer, Liu worked as an engineer in a power plant in Yangquan. Translator Ken Liu is in his own right the winner of the Nebula, Hugo and World Fantasy awards for his work.
'A unique blend of scientific and philosophical speculation,
politics and history, conspiracy theory and cosmology' George R.R.
'Wildly imaginative, really interesting ... The scope of it was immense' Barack Obama.
'A milestone in Chinese science fiction' New York Times.
'A marvellous melange of awe-inspiring scientific concepts, clever plotting and quirky yet plausible characters' TLS.
'China's answer to Arthur C. Clarke' The New Yorker.
'Even what doesn't happen is epic' London Review of Books.
'Cixin Liu began his massively ambitious trilogy with this dazzling work of SF ... Hard to sum up in a few short lines, but one you read it you'll be doing your best to tell everyone else to follow suit' SciFiNow.
'This is the first of a trilogy that begins in the Sixties and reaches a shattering climax 18,906,416 years later, by which time the war for Earth has, quite literally, acquired new dimensions' The Times.