China during the Cultural Revolution, circa 1971. Photo: AlamyChina during the Cultural Revolution, circa 1971. Photo: Alamy
China during the Cultural Revolution, circa 1971. Photo: Alamy

Review |
The Supernova Era cements Cixin Liu’s position as leader of the sci-fi pack

  • Absorbing story of children ruling China after adults die out in a cosmic event looks at the perils of play and has echoes in today’s generational conflicts
  • Liu’s first novel was published in Chinese in 2004, with a new translation in English released in October
Topic |   Books and Literature
China during the Cultural Revolution, circa 1971. Photo: AlamyChina during the Cultural Revolution, circa 1971. Photo: Alamy
China during the Cultural Revolution, circa 1971. Photo: Alamy
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