China's top scientific achievements in 2015

Updated: 2015-12-25 07:14


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China's top scientific achievements in 2015

Chinese author Liu Cixin wins the Hugo Award for Best Novel. It is the first time that an Asian writer wins this award.[Photo/IC]

Chinese sci-fi novel wins world recognition

Liu Cixin, a Chinese sci-fi novelist, made headlines in Chinese media after winning the highly prestigious Hugo Award for sci-fi and fantasy stories in August. The Hugo Award was for his The Three-Body Problem, the first book of a trilogy in which the entire solar system is flattened into two dimensions in an apocalyptic battle between humans and aliens.

The Chinese editions of the entire trilogy have sold more than 2.1 million copies and have been translated into English. And a film adapted from the first installment of the trilogy is to be released next year.

The Three-Body Problem also made the shortlist of another top science-fiction award, the Nebula.

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