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Chinese Sci-fi Novel-"The Three-body Problem" Wins Hugo Award for Best Novel
   2015-08-23 16:18:54    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Li Cong

The cover of the English version of Liu Cixin's sci-fi novel-"The Three-body Problem." [Photo:CRIENGLISH.com]

Chinese writer Liu Cixin's sci-fi novel-"The Three-body Problem" has won the 2015 Hugo Award for Best Novel.

Liu Cixin became the first Asian writer to win the award.

"The Three-body Problem" is a trilogy consisting of "Three Body", "The Dark Forest" and "Death's End".

The novel series centers on governments and scientists on earth as they react to the invasion of an alien species.

It was published in China from 2006 to 2010, and its English version was published in 2014.

Acclaimed as the best Chinese sci-fi novel, ¡°The Three-body Problem" received the Chinese Science Fiction Galaxy Award in 2006 and 2010.

It was nominated for the 2014 Nebula Award for Best Novel.

At the same time, a movie adaptation of the novel is in production and the first installment of the movie is set to release next July.

Established in 1953, the Hugo Awards are seen as the highest honors bestowed in science fiction and fantasy writing", along with the Nebula Awards.

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