Yes, it’s true. I’ll be translating Volume One of the Three-Body Trilogy (《三体》) by Liu Cixin (刘慈欣). Joel Martinsen (of danwei.com) and Eric Abrahamsen (of paper-republic.org) will be handling Volumes Two and Three, respectively.
Both Joel and Eric are experienced and fantastic translators. I’m honored to be on the same team.
I’ve long admired Liu’s work, and I’m just thrilled to have this opportunity to introduce his magnum opus to English readers. The novel is extremely cool, and Volume One alone involves virtual reality computer games, astrophysics, the Cultural Revolution, ancient Chinese history, aliens (OF COURSE), and an exciting plot that keeps the pages turning.
Of course they didn’t give me much time … so I’m going to be very very busy for a few months. Wish me luck!