To hold up the sky

by Liu, Cixin,

Format: Print Book 2020
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From New York Times bestselling author Cixin Liu comes a short story collection of captivating visions of the future and incredible re-imaginings of the past.

In To Hold Up the Sky , Cixin Liu takes us across time and space, from a rural mountain community where elementary students must use physicas to prevent an alien invasion; to coal mines in northern China where new technology will either save lives of unleash a fire that will burn for centuries; to a time very much like our own, when superstring computers predict our every move; to 10,000 years in the future, when humanity is finally able to begin anew; to the very collapse of the universe itself.

Written between 1999 and 2017 and never before published in English, these stories came into being during decades of major change in China and will take you across time and space through the eyes of one of science fiction's most visionary writers.

Experience the limitless and pure joy of Cixin Liu's writing and imagination in this stunning collection.

Stories included are:
Full Spectrum Barrage Jamming
The Village Teacher
Fire in the Earth
Time Migration
Ode to joy
Cloud of Poems
Sea of Dreams
Cloud of Poems
The Thinker

The village teacher
The time migration
Fire in the earth
Ode to joy
Full-spectrum barrage jamming
Sea of dreams
Cloud of poems
The thinker.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This collection presents readers with an assortment of short fiction by the most prominent voice in Chinese science fiction. Most of the stories collected reflect Liu's interest in large-scale, high-concept sf stories featuring ideas such as a digital duplicate of the universe that can eliminate crime, a vast mirror-like entity that plays a concert on the sun, or the complete reversal of space-time by the contraction of the universe. Two stories that stand out are "Full-Spectrum Barrage Jamming," a near future story where a resurgent Communist Russia must use EMP technology to repel an American invasion, and "Cloud of Poems", where humanity has become the livestock population for a society of sentient dinosaurs but may be freed when a god-like alien becomes fascinated with classical Chinese poetry. With a writer as prolific and varied as Liu, it is hard to say whether or not this collection is completely representative; however it does provide a well-rounded view of Liu's work, showing him both in the mode familiar to readers of The Three-Body Problem trilogy as well as in other, perhaps more unexpected, styles. Highly recommended for fans of Liu's work or for those interested in Chinese sf in general."
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "These 11 stories, taken from the beginning of Liu's career in the early 2000s when, per his introduction, "sci-fi was still a very marginal pursuit in China," offer an innovative and compassionate look at how knowledge shapes and changes humanity. Liu (The Three Body Problem) grounds his tales in contemporary Chinese life and society, using the sci-fi genre to tackle questions about humanity's place in the universe. "The Village Teacher" (trans. by Adam Lanphier) starts off the collection on a strong humanistic note, as one teacher's dying lesson to his students saves the galaxy. Other standouts include "Ode to Joy" (trans. by Joel Martinsen), in which a space mirror uses the sun as an instrument to play a symphonic history of the universe; "Contraction" (trans. by John Chu), which brilliantly plays with form to create the effect of time flowing backward; and "The Thinker" (also translated by Chu), which convincingly links neuroscience and astrophysics. Though the science will be too technical for some casual readers, Liu's gift for juxtaposing long passages of exposition with emotional moments and beautiful imagery makes this a must have for readers of hard science fiction. (Oct.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Science fiction, Chinese -- Translations into English.
Future, The -- Fiction.
Science fiction.
Short stories.
Publisher New York :2020
Edition First edition.
Language English
Notes "A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
Description 334 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781250306081
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