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Nov 12, 2018 at 7:00 pm

An Evening with Cixin Liu and John Scalzi


November 12, 2018


Telemedicine Auditorium, UC San Diego

Tickets: $12 via Eventbrite

Tickets are required

Books will be for sale courtesy of Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore

A signing will follow

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 Brigades, The Android’s Dream, The Last Colony, The 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.


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Date and Time

Nov 12, 2018 at 7:00 pm


Medical Education Building, Telemedicine Auditorium

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Registration for this event is required by Nov 12, 2018. Visit the registration page for details.

Event Fee



Patrick Coleman    858-534-6875


Faculty, Staff, Students, The General Public

Event Host

Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination

Event Category

Talks and Lectures