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John Scalzi and Cixin Liu at UCSD

John Scalzi & Cixin Liu at UCSD

This is an Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination event. Mysterious Galaxy will be selling the books for the event. We cannot get books personalized for customers and once the event is over we will add to the website the selection of signed books available for purchase.   

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Cixin Liu, China’s most beloved science fiction writer—and one of the most important voices of the 21st century—will join celebrated American science fiction writer John Scalzi at the Clarke Center to discuss their work and the power of speculative worldbuilding. The authors will sign books following the event, which will be available courtesy of Mysterious Galaxy.

Cixin Liu, or Da Liu, as he is affectionately called by his fans, is the most prolific and popular science fiction writer in the People’s Republic of China. Liu is an eight-time winner of the Galaxy Award (the Chinese Hugo) and a winner of the Nebula Award. Translated in English by Ken Liu, The Three-Body Problem achieved major acclaim, including recognition by former president Barack Obama. Prior to becoming a writer, Liu worked as an engineer in a power plant in Yangquan, Shanxi.

John Scalzi won the 2006 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novel for Redshirts, and his debut novel Old Man’s War was a finalist for Hugo Award. His other books include The Ghost BrigadesThe Android’s DreamThe Last ColonyThe Human Division and Lock In. He has won the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award for science fiction, the Seiun, The Kurd Lasswitz and the Geffen awards. Material from his widely read blog Whatever has also earned him two other Hugo Awards. His latest book is The Consuming Fire.

Event date: 
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Telemedicine Auditorium
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
Ball Lightning Cover Image
By Cixin Liu, Joel Martinsen (Translated by)
$28.99
ISBN: 9780765394071
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Books - August 14th, 2018

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Three-Body Trilogy, Cixin Liu's Ball Lightning is the story of what happens when the beauty of scientific inquiry runs up against the drive to harness new discoveries with no consideration of their possible consequences.

When Chen's parents are incinerated before his eyes by a blast of ball lightning, he devotes his life to cracking the secret of this mysterious natural phenomenon. His search takes him to stormy mountaintops, an experimental military weapons lab, and an old Soviet science station.

The more he learns, the more he comes to realize that ball lightning is just the tip of an entirely new frontier. While Chen's quest for answers gives purpose to his lonely life, it also pits him against soldiers and scientists with motives of their own: a beautiful army major with an obsession with dangerous weaponry, and a physicist who has no place for ethical considerations in his single-minded pursuit of knowledge.


The Three-Body Problem (Remembrance of Earth's Past #1) Cover Image
By Cixin Liu, Ken Liu (Translated by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780765382030
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Published: Tor Books - January 12th, 2016

The Dark Forest (Remembrance of Earth's Past #2) Cover Image
By Cixin Liu, Joel Martinsen (Translated by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780765386694
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Published: Tor Books - August 16th, 2016

Death's End (Remembrance of Earth's Past #3) Cover Image
By Cixin Liu, Ken Liu (Translated by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780765386632
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Published: Tor Books - September 5th, 2017

The Consuming Fire (The Interdependency #2) Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780765388971
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Published: Tor Books - October 16th, 2018

The Consuming Fire--the New York Times and USA Today bestselling sequel to the 2018 Hugo Award Best Novel finalist and 2018 Locus Award-winning The Collapsing Empire--an epic space-opera novel in the bestselling Interdependency series, from the Hugo Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author John Scalzi

The Interdependency--humanity's interstellar empire--is on the verge of collapse. The extra-dimensional conduit that makes travel between the stars possible is disappearing, leaving entire systems and human civilizations stranded.

Emperox Grayland II of the Interdependency is ready to take desperate measures to help ensure the survival of billions. But arrayed before her are those who believe the collapse of the Flow is a myth--or at the very least an opportunity to an ascension to power.

While Grayland prepares for disaster, others are prepare for a civil war. A war that will take place in the halls of power, the markets of business and the altars of worship as much as it will between spaceships and battlefields.

The Emperox and her allies are smart and resourceful, as are her enemies. Nothing about this will be easy... and all of humanity will be caught in its consuming fire.


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The Collapsing Empire (The Interdependency #1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780765388902
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Science Fiction - January 2nd, 2018

Old Man's War Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780765394859
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Books - October 17th, 2017

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