Read Selections from Cixin Liu’s Death’s End

With The Three-Body Problem, English-speaking readers got their first chance to experience the multiple-award-winning and bestselling Three-Body Trilogy by China’s most beloved science fiction author, Cixin Liu. Now this epic trilogy concludes with Death’s End—translated by Ken Liu and available September 20th from Tor Books.

Cheng Xin, an aerospace engineer from the early 21st century, awakens from hibernation 50 years after the Doomsday Battle. She brings with her knowledge of a long-forgotten program dating from the beginning of the Trisolar Crisis, and her very presence may upset the delicate balance between two worlds. Will humanity reach for the stars or die in its cradle?

We’re excited to share selected excerpts from Death’s End, starting with “The Death of the Magician”. In this chapter, set long before the Trisolar Crisis, Byzantine Emperor Constantine XI turns desperately to a strange magic during the siege of Constantinople…

[Read “The Death of the Magician”]

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