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Sci-fi saga published in more than 10 languages

Time:2018-01-05   Source:Xinhua


A English version of Chinese writer Liu Cixin's The Three Body trilogy. [Photo provided to China Daily]

SHANGHAI-The Three Body trilogy, a popular Chinese science-fiction novel trilogy by Liu Cixin, has been published in more than 10 languages, according to a Chinese publishing company. The three-part saga depicts the human race's contact and conflict with an alien civilization. Its finale, Dead End, was released in 2010.

The trilogy has sold more than 7 million copies in Chinese and has been translated into more than 10 languages, including English, Spanish and German, according to China Educational Publications Import and Export Corp Ltd.

The English version was released in the United States in 2014, and about 700,000 copies have been sold.

The sales of the French, Spanish and German versions have each exceeded 30,000 copies.

In 2015, the trilogy won the 2015 Hugo Award, generally considered the highest honor for sci-fi works. It also won six other international fantasy-novel awards. Its Spanish-language version won the latest Ignotus Award in the best foreign novel category.