The Wandering Earth

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  • The Wandering Earth
  • Liu Cixin
  • English
  • 20 September 2017

About the Author: Liu Cixin

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The Wandering Earth First Published In Science Fiction World, July I Ve Never Seen The Night, Nor Seen A Star I Ve Seen Neither Spring, Nor Fall, Nor Winter I Was Born At The End Of The Reining Age, Just As The Earth S Rotation Was Coming To A Final HaltThe Sun Is About To Unleash A Helium Flash, Threatening To Swallow All Terrestrial Planets In The Solar System On Earth, The Unity Government Has Erected Earth Engines With Them It Plans To Propel Our Planet Out Of The Solar System, Setting It On A Journey Into Outer Space In Search Of A New Sun The Earth Begins Its Centuries Long, Wandering Travels Through Outer SpaceJust As We Began Our Journey, My Grandfather Passed Away, His Burnt Body Ravaged By Infection In His Final Moments, He Repeated Over And Over, Oh, Earth, My Wandering Earth China Galaxy Science Fiction Award Of Year

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10 thoughts on “The Wandering Earth

  1. Michael Finocchiaro says:

    Another excellent bit of beautiful and intriguing scifi from the Chinese master Cixin Liu If you have read his trilogy, you will love this short story collection.

  2. Bradley says:

    If I had been thinking, What I really need right now is an awesome Big Idea story that turns the earth into an inter solar spaceship, reminding me pleasantly of some of the early Stephen Baxter tales, then after reading this, I d say, Holy shit Well, as it so happens, I ve been in a Bigger Is Better frame of mind for the last few days, so getting something like this was like unwrapping a mystery gift and actually getting a 24 karat gold ring Liu Cixin turned a great tale, following lifetime If I had been thinking, What I really need right now is an awesome Big Idea story that turns the earth into an inter solar spaceship, reminding me pleasantly of some of the early Stephen Baxter tales, then after reading this, I d say, Holy shit Well, as it so happens, I ve been in a Bigger Is Better frame of mind for the last few days, so getting something like this was like unwrapping a mystery gift and actually getting a 24 karat gold ring Liu Cixin turned a great tale, following lifetime of one man from childhood to old age as the world prepared against the expected helium flash and transformation of our sun to a red giant, much earlier than anticipated It was short enough not to need much in the way of characterization, but it was sprinkled generously, anyway, but what character truly broke free from the story was the Earth, itself What a delight I ve read a number of Big Idea stories and I ve loved them all, but this one happened to stay pretty damn close to scientific reality and possibility, even if the amount of cooperation and effort was truly staggering.I heartily recommend this story

  3. Marchpane says:

    The eleven hard sci fi stories in this collection are smart, thought provoking and intellectually chewy, with a healthy dose of absurdity The characters are just the merest of sketches, and the prose strictly functional As a result the stories are presented almost as technological parables, with the main focus on the concepts and ideas Stories include Earth is converted to a bio spaceship with which to transport humanity to a new star Aliens arrive from a bubble world, totally different f The eleven hard sci fi stories in this collection are smart, thought provoking and intellectually chewy, with a healthy dose of absurdity The characters are just the merest of sketches, and the prose strictly functional As a result the stories are presented almost as technological parables, with the main focus on the concepts and ideas Stories include Earth is converted to a bio spaceship with which to transport humanity to a new star Aliens arrive from a bubble world, totally different from our own or is it Civilisations of super intelligent ants and dinosaurs at war with one another these crop upthan once The gods who created us aliens of course return to earth to be looked after by humans in their dotageAs a collected work, the book is unusual in that the length of each tale is somewhere between short story and novella, around 40 50 pages, with no real variation in length I found that these snack sized stories were best enjoyed by breaking them up and spacing out between reading other things I ve probably made the book sound a lot sillier than it is, there s actually a great deal of socially observant wit in there as well If you like a bit of inter galactic travel with your talking dinosaurs while you mull over society s problems, you ll enjoy this

  4. Odo says:

    Originally published on my blog Liu Cixin is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors After reading Taking Care of God and Mountain I have now read The Wandering Earth and, again, I am completely amazed Cixin s imagination is astonishing The images in his works are absolutely striking His ability to provoke powerful emotions in the reader, without equal.In The Wandering Earth, our planet is in extreme danger The Sun has become unstable and it Originally published on my blog Liu Cixin is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors After reading Taking Care of God and Mountain I have now read The Wandering Earth and, again, I am completely amazed Cixin s imagination is astonishing The images in his works are absolutely striking His ability to provoke powerful emotions in the reader, without equal.In The Wandering Earth, our planet is in extreme danger The Sun has become unstable and it s been predicted that, in a few years, a helium flash will completely burn all the planets of the solar system Under the Unity Government, all the nations of Earth have been working for centuries with an only goal transforming the planet into a giant spaceship and setting it on a thousands years long journey in search of a new sun.At the beginning of this novella, we witness the first phase of this transformation The Earth Engines, gigantic devices higher than the Everest, have stopped the planet and will soon set it in motion on its interstellar voyage Throughout The Wandering Earth we experiment these momentous events as seen by a child who has known nothing else I ve never seen the night, nor seen a star I ve seen neither spring, nor fall, nor winter I was born at the end of the Reining Age, just as the Earth s rotation was coming to a final halt.In four chapters and only 50 pages, Liu Cixin manages to tell a wonderful story of struggle and endurance We see wonders and destruction, marvels and despair Because these are times of hardness and dire necessity, but also of hope In the Pre Solar Age nobility meant money, power or talent, but now one must only hold to hope Hope is the gold and the jewels of this age.I can t recommend The Wandering Earth highly enough This is science fiction at its best A tale full of sense of wonder, but also of deep human emotions melancholy, grief and utter faith in the capability of humanity to overcome even the biggest obstacles.I confess that, after finishing reading this novella, I had to restrain myself from beginning another Liu Cixin s story Because there is just one flaw in The Wandering Earth it is far too short But I have only three stories by Liu Cixin left Devourer, The Micro Age and Sun of China and I dread the moment when I run out of them Here s hoping thatof his work gets translated into English And soon, please

  5. Sue Moro says:

    The Wandering Earth is a sci if novella in which the Sun is going to explode and drastic measures are needed to save humanity The Earth is turned into a giant spaceship in which it will be propelled out of the solar system and towards Proxima Centauri the nearest star The story is told from the point of view of an unnamed narrator and it spans his lifetime He was born in one of the underground cities and never saw the Sun until on a class trip around the Earth All of the children are terrifi The Wandering Earth is a sci if novella in which the Sun is going to explode and drastic measures are needed to save humanity The Earth is turned into a giant spaceship in which it will be propelled out of the solar system and towards Proxima Centauri the nearest star The story is told from the point of view of an unnamed narrator and it spans his lifetime He was born in one of the underground cities and never saw the Sun until on a class trip around the Earth All of the children are terrified of the glowing giant fearing it could explode at any moment Through the course of his life he describes Earth s journey as it makes numerous ever expanding elliptical orbits around the Sun in order to build up enough speed to reach Proxima Centauri The forces of the Earth engines cause a lot of stress on the planet triggering earthquakes and other catastrophes Being only 50 pages in length, the story at times seemed rushed and there wasn t a lot of time spent on characterization Earth in a sense was the main protagonist of the story and rightly so I felt a bit confused by some of the science and had a difficult time imagining how the Earth engines would look on the planet I enjoyed the prose which at times did have a poetic sense about it Overall I think it was very intriguing and entertaining for a quick read

  6. Krbo says:

    im sam ukrao ideju frendovima s GR o itanju ovoga znao sam da e biti zanimljivo ini mi se ne mogu biti siguran zbog mora pri a u Siriusu i Futuri kako je ovo moj prvi susret s kineskim SF i to, po mnogim komentarima, vrhunskim piscem.Jako me privukla ideja o SF u na temeljima meni fascinantne i prili no strane isto nja ke kulture.Odlu io sam se za ovu malo dulju pri u ba da to prije pokupim dojmove.Jesam li zadovoljan O, da Na in na koji Liu veze pri u je zanimljiv distanciran, prili im sam ukrao ideju frendovima s GR o itanju ovoga znao sam da e biti zanimljivo ini mi se ne mogu biti siguran zbog mora pri a u Siriusu i Futuri kako je ovo moj prvi susret s kineskim SF i to, po mnogim komentarima, vrhunskim piscem.Jako me privukla ideja o SF u na temeljima meni fascinantne i prili no strane isto nja ke kulture.Odlu io sam se za ovu malo dulju pri u ba da to prije pokupim dojmove.Jesam li zadovoljan O, da Na in na koji Liu veze pri u je zanimljiv distanciran, prili no hladan i reguliran poput vojne strukture Atmosfera je depresivna, a i to o ekivati od no i duge 2500 godina ive i po zemljom Likovi se ak i valeraju, ene, imaju djecu no sve je ohla eno kao iz fri idera.Znanstveni dio izgleda fascinantno to an, sigurno ne u raditi prora une no sve dr i vodu.Op enito vrlo intrigantna potka o ugra ivanju motora na Zemlju i sitna vo njica cca 2500 godina do bolje sun ane livade negdje tamo u Kentauru.Svakako guram nos u prvi roman Three Body trilogije, ve vidim fascinantne aliene a i Devourer je ve pripravljen Zavirite, dovoljno je kratko za jedno poslijepodne, a okus kineske kuhinje je zanimljiv

  7. Angela says:

    This was a really well written short story that chronicles the death of the Sun and how the last residents of Earth change the trajectory of the planet s orbit in order to survive.Liu s prose is beautiful and poetical and the world building simply fantastic making it a really good science fiction story.Based on this short story, I would definitely be interested in readingfrom this author.

  8. Kate says:

    A breathtaking collection of wondrous science fiction stories Full of so many jawdropping moments as ideas so brilliantly imaginative are laid before us.

  9. Bim Santos says:

    Fairly entertaining stories all throughout, but giving this four stars only because it s hard to surpass the majesty of his Three Body trilogy Overall, this collection serves as a neat Liu Cixin starter kit filled with luscious tales that though may be peppered with high minded SF thought experiments has enough pull in terms of plot and characterization to draw you to the next page and the next over and over, even for someone like me with just a pedestrian working knowledge of science.

  10. Louise says:

    I forgot where I got The Wandering Earth, but it has been sitting on my kindle forthan a year It s a short read, so I m not sure why I didn t start it sooner.The premise is that scientists discover that the sun will die in 300 500 years and swallow up all the planets in its inner orbit, including Earth, in the process To ensure survival, the people of Earth decide to find a nearby star for its new sun and somehow propel Earth out of its current orbit, out of the solar system, and toward I forgot where I got The Wandering Earth, but it has been sitting on my kindle forthan a year It s a short read, so I m not sure why I didn t start it sooner.The premise is that scientists discover that the sun will die in 300 500 years and swallow up all the planets in its inner orbit, including Earth, in the process To ensure survival, the people of Earth decide to find a nearby star for its new sun and somehow propel Earth out of its current orbit, out of the solar system, and toward this new sun.This may sound very scientific and space travel like, but the story itself isabout the people on earth I especially liked the rich descriptions of the different phases of this new elliptical orbit Earth has to take as it gets ready to exit the solar system The way Earth s atmosphere and topography changes was surreal, as was the fact that most coastal cities become destroyed because of 300 foot waves.One thing that was nagging me was, how did Honolulu, Hawaii end up surviving if the polar ice caps all melted and most coastal cities are underwater For how much I put off reading this book, I enjoyed it immensely The writing has a poetic feel to it and everything feels like it s being seen through a dimmer filter