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.
'A unique blend of scientific and philosophical speculation,
politics and history, conspiracy theory and cosmology' -- George
'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 *
'The most amazing story. You learn so much' * Daily Mirror *
'If you like science fiction, this is one of the best science fiction stories written ever' -- Ben Miller