New Yorker writer Jiayang Fan will lead the conversation with Cixin Liu
Monday, November 5, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Event Fee: $28.99 Admission includes a copy of Cixin Liu’s latest work in English, Ball Lightening
Speaker’s Name: Cixin Liu
Moderator: Jiayang Fan
Location: 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006
On Monday, November 5, China Institute will partner with Tor Books and the Strand Bookstore to welcome Cixin Liu to New York, in a rare opportunity to hear from this internationally acclaimed author and get a signed copy of his standalone novel, Ball Lightning.
Cixin Liu is a leading voice in science fiction, representing the new generation of Chinese science fiction authors who have burst onto the literary scene. He was awarded the China Galaxy Science Fiction Award for eight consecutive years, from 1999 to 2006 and again in 2010. His representative work The Three-body Problem won the Hugo Award for Best Novel, and was praised as “wildly imaginative” by former President Barack Obama.
Liu’s works have received wide acclaim on account of their powerful atmosphere and imagination; his stories combine the ephemeral with hard reality, while focusing on revealing the essence and aesthetics of science. Ball Lightning is the story of what happens when the beauty of scientific inquiry runs up against the drive to harness new discoveries with no consideration of their possible consequences.