Chinese sci-fi fans rejoice! Liu Cixin author of The Three-Body Problem just took home the most prestigious science fiction award in the world. Winning the Hugo Award for Best Novel, becoming the first Chinese author to do so.
The book’s translator, noted Chinese-American science fiction writer Ken Liu, accepted the award on the author’s behalf.
Since 1953, the Hugo Awards has been recognizing the best science fiction and fantasy works published in English each year, and this is the first time a non-white author has won the award for best novel. It’s also the first translated novel to win.
— Sofia Samatar (@SofiaSamatar) August 22, 2015
The Three-Body Problem was first serialized in a Chinese sci-fi magazine in 2006. From there it’s grown into massive trilogy encompassing everything from the Cultural Revolution to other worlds that has enthralled millions of Chinese readers.
The English version of the trilogy’s first book was published in 2014. The second book, The Dark Forest hit stores this summer while the finale Death’s End will be out in January 2016.
It’s a really good read. George R.R. Martin even thinks so! Pick it up at your local bookstore!