A View from the Stars: Stories and Essays Audiobook, by Cixin Liu Play Audiobook Sample

A View from the Stars: Stories and Essays Audiobook

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Read By: Brian Nishii Publisher: Macmillan Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.17 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.13 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: April 2024 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781250332684

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Longest Chapter Length:

68:11 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

27 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

17:41 minutes

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Publisher Description

"We’re mysterious aliens in the crowd. We jump like fleas from future to past and back again, and float like clouds of gas between nebulae; in a flash, we can reach the edge of the universe, or tunnel into a quark, or swim within a star-core. . . . We’re as unassuming as fireflies, yet our numbers grow like grass in spring. We sci-fi fans are people from the future."—Cixin Liu, from the essay "Sci-Fi Fans"

A VIEW FROM THE STARS features a range of short works from the past three decades of New York Times bestselling author Cixin Liu's prolific career, putting his nonfiction essays and short stories side-by-side for the first time. This collection includes essays and interviews that shed light on Liu's experiences as a reader, writer, and lover of science fiction throughout his life, as well as short fiction that gives glimpses into the evolution of his imaginative voice over the years.

"Science fiction without guile, without snark, without ironic disaffection and all its exhausting modern baggage. It just asks what would happen? Waits for someone to answer. And then it asks again."—NPR on the works of Cixin Liu

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A breakthrough book . . . A unique blend of scientific and philosophical speculation, politics and history, conspiracy theory and cosmology.

— George R. R. Martin 


  • Wildly imaginative.

    — President Barack Obama
  • The War of the Worlds for the twenty-first century . . . Packed with a sense of wonder.

    — The Wall Street Journal
  • Tackles politics, philosophy, and virtual reality in a story that moves at a thriller's pace.

    — The Washington Post
  • Evokes the thrill of exploration and the beauty of scale.

    — The New Yorker
  • Stunning, elegant . . . A science fiction epic of the most profound kind.

    — NPR

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About Cixin Liu

Cixin Liu is the most prolific and popular science fiction writer in the People’s Republic of China. He is an eight-time winner of the Galaxy Award (the Chinese Hugo) and a winner of the Chinese Nebula Award, among other awards. Prior to becoming a writer, he worked as an engineer in a power plant.

About Brian Nishii

Brian Nishii is a voice talent and award-winning audiobook narrator.