One of the world's most popular SF novels finally coming in English

How often does an English-language science fiction novel sell 400,000 copies? That's how many copies Liu Cixin's Three Body Trilogy has sold in Chinese — and at last, this pioneering work of science fiction about a civilization that lives in a trinary star system is coming out in English translation, thanks to… »7/26/13 7:00pm7/26/13 7:00pm

Chinese science fiction is influenced by SF from Japan... and the USSR

People often tend to think of science fiction authors outside of Europe and the United States primarily being influenced by English-language authors like H.G. Wells or Isaac Asimov. And those authors did have an impact — but the rich history of global science fiction also includes lots of cultural interchange among… »5/09/13 2:38pm5/09/13 2:38pm

Science fiction novels rule a China where development leaves people feeling "surreal and confused"

There's a great rundown of the current state of Chinese science fiction books over at Global Times. Among other things, this is the third boom in SF book publishing in China — the first two being the late 19th century, with translations of Jules Verne, and the second being the years right after the death of Mao and… »1/07/13 7:04pm1/07/13 7:04pm