Cixin Liu is one of the most important voices in world Science Fiction. Here is the first collection of his short fiction: the collection includes five Chinese Galaxy Award-winners, form a blazingly original ode to planet earth – its pasts and its futures.
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.