Sci-Fi ‘most internationalized’ literary genre: Chinese writer Liu Cixin

Compared with other literature, science fiction is a genre best able to transcend cultural boundaries, as what it depicts is a universal crisis facing the entire human race, China’s leading sci-fi writer Liu Cixin told Xinhua.

“For instance, the doomsday portrait in a sci-fi novel is an apocalyptical scene descending onthe entire human race, rather than a single race,” he said.

From this perspective, science fiction is capable of being understood by the peoples of all nations, Liu said at the just-concluded Book Expo America (BEA) 2015 held at the Javits Convention Center in New York City.

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