The title story, The Wandering Earth, is the literary basis for a blockbuster movie bought by the streaming service Netflix. Ten stories, including five winners of the China Galaxy Prize, are a dazzlingly original ode to planet Earth, its past and future. With a melancholic but keen understanding of human nature, Liu showcases humanity’s attempts to understand, find itself and, above all, survive in the void of space. Liu Qixin takes the reader to the edge of the universe and to the end of time to talk about people with destinies that we could never have imagined.
«A unique blend of scientific and philosophical assumptions, conspiracy theories and cosmology.» George R.R. Martin Super Science Fiction. Kim Stanley Robinson «Liu Qixin’s picture of humanity’s place in space is larger, brighter and more discouraging than we imagined.» Los Angeles Times «The book awakens the excitement of the discoverer and shows the beauty of scale … Extraordinary.» The New Yorker «Difficult and Grand … Impressive and mind-changing experience.» Daily Mail Don’t miss it. Kirkus Reviews «One of the most interesting books I’ve read.» Concatenation «A wonderful collection, Liu Qixin brings her own unique flavor to the genre.» SF Crows Nest “Simply fantastic. A genuine sense of wonder. » SFX «One of the best storybooks since Isaac Asimov.»
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