To Hold Up the Sky by Cixin Liu
Trade Paperback – Tor – Sep 2021 – 334 pages
In To Hold Up the Sky, Cixin Liu takes us across time and space, from a rural mountain community where elementary students must use physics to prevent an alien invasion; to coal mines in northern China where new technology will either save lives or unleash a fire that will burn for centuries; to a time very much like our own, when superstring computers predict our every move; to 10,000 years in the future, when humanity is finally able to begin anew; to the very collapse of the universe itself.
Written between 1999 and 2017 and never before published in English, these stories came into being during decades of major change in China and will take you across time and space through the eyes of one of science fiction’s most visionary writers.
“Full Spectrum Barrage Jamming”
“The Village Teacher”
“Fire in the Earth”
“Ode to joy”
“Cloud of Poems
“Sea of Dreams”
“Cloud of Poems”