China’s best-selling and most beloved science fiction writer, Cixin Liu, will be joined by Hugo Award-winning sci-fi author John Scalzi (Old Man’s War) to discuss the art of sci-fi writing and the English-language publication of Liu’s groundbreaking trilogy The Three-Body Problem. A reception will be held afterwards where the authors will be signing their books, which will be available for sale.
Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Time (Talk): 6:00-7:15 pm
Time (Reception): 7:15-8:30 pm
Location: China Institute Library, 125 East 65th Street, New York, NY
Talk: $10 for members of the China Institute/$15 non-members. Reception Only: $5
To register for the event please visit http://www.chinainstitute.org/art-culture/programs-events/.
If you wish to only attend the reception, tickets can be purchased at the door starting at 7pm. Please register with Aaron Nicholson (firstname.lastname@example.org; 212-744-8181 ext 138).
Cixin Liu, or Da Liu, as he is affectionately called by his fans, is the most prolific and popular science fiction writer in the People’s Republic of China. Liu is an eight-time winner of the Galaxy Award (the Chinese Hugo) and a winner of the Nebula Award. Prior to becoming a writer he worked as an engineer in a power plant in Yangquan, Shanxi.
John Scalzi won the 2006 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novel for Redshirts, and his debut novel Old Man’s War was a finalist for Hugo Award. His other books include The Ghost Brigades, The Android’s Dream, The Last Colony, The Human Division and Lock In. He has won the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award for science fiction, the Seiun, The Kurd Lasswitz and the Geffen awards. Material from his widely read blog Whatever has also earned him two other Hugo Awards.