A View from the Stars: Stories and Essays (Hardcover)

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From the author of the New York Times bestselling Three-Body Problem series—now a Netflix Original series—A View from the Stars is a new collection of short fiction and nonfiction pieces.

A VIEW FROM THE STARS features a range of short works from the past three decades of New York Times bestselling author Cixin Liu's prolific career, putting his nonfiction essays and short stories side-by-side for the first time. This collection includes essays and interviews that shed light on Liu's experiences as a reader, writer, and lover of science fiction throughout his life, as well as short fiction that gives glimpses into the evolution of his imaginative voice over the years.

“A vital collection. . . . down-to-earth, but unafraid to ask big questions.”—Publishers Weekly

The Three-Body Problem Series
The Three-Body Problem
The Dark Forest
Death's End

Other Books by Cixin Liu
Ball Lightning
Supernova Era
To Hold Up the Sky

The Wandering Earth
A View from the Stars

About the Author

CIXIN LIU is the most prolific and popular science fiction writer in the People’s Republic of China. Liu is a winner of the Hugo Award, an eight-time winner of the Galaxy Award (the Chinese Hugo) and a winner of the Chinese Nebula Award. Prior to becoming a writer, he worked as an engineer in a power plant. His novels include The Three-Body Problem, The Dark Forest, and Death's End.

Praise For…

“A vital collection. . . . down-to-earth, but unafraid to ask big questions.”—Publishers Weekly

“The format, mixing nonfiction with short stories, all translated by multiple contributors, will give new context to old fans while introducing new readers to a true genius of the genre, and will leave readers refreshingly excited not just about sf but about humanity’s future.”—Booklist, STARRED review

"If the purpose of speculative fiction is to discover new ideas, or encounter old ones from an unexpected point of view, then A View from the Stars offers a galaxy of rewards to the reader.”—The Wall Street Journal

“Should be recommended reading for all aspiring science fiction writers. . . . The short fiction selections included within are all gems, both in terms of storytelling prowess and thematic impact. A must-read for SF fans and writers alike.”—Kirkus Reviews

Praise for the Three-Body Problem trilogy:

“Wildly imaginative.”—President Barack Obama

“The War of the Worlds for the twenty-first century . . . Packed with a sense of wonder.”—The Wall Street Journal

“A breakthrough book . . . A unique blend of scientific and philosophical speculation, politics and history, conspiracy theory and cosmology.”—George R. R. Martin

“Tackles politics, philosophy, and virtual reality in a story that moves at a thriller's pace.”—The Washington Post

“Evokes the thrill of exploration and the beauty of scale.”—The New Yorker

“Stunning, elegant . . . A science fiction epic of the most profound kind.”—NPR

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250292117
ISBN-10: 1250292115
Publisher: Tordotcom
Publication Date: April 2nd, 2024
Pages: 224
Language: English