On the evening of January 15, a Chinese-made TV show adapted from "The Three Body Problem," a popular sci-fi novel series that won its author Liu Cixin a Hugo Award in 2015, was broadcast on CCTV-8, Tencent Video and Migu Video, receiving widespread online praise.
At around 10 pm on December 10 in China, an animated series based on sci-fi trilogy "The Three-Body Problem," which had been online for less than 12 hours, exceeded 100 million views on domestic video streaming platform Bilibili.
On Dec. 25, Lin Qi, CEO of Chinese digital game company Yoozoo and co-producer of Netflix’s upcoming adaptation of The Three-Body Problem, passed away at the age of 39 after a suspected poisoning.
“When comparing the imaginary worlds with cutting-edge science, the latter is always crazier.” Liu Cixin, the Chinese author of the internationally acclaimed sci-fi novel The three-body problem, has expressed this opinion on various occasions. All of his inspiration and story ideas are already deep-rooted in the profound mine of natural sciences and astrophysics.
Upon the success of the first China's hard sci-fi film the Wandering Earth, the original story writer of this film and renowned sci-fi novelist Liu Cixin met with James Cameron, the top-tiered Hollywood sci-fi master, creator of Avatar and Terminator.