An Evening with Cixin Liu and John Scalzi

November 12, 2018


November 12, 2018


Telemedicine Auditorium, UC San Diego

Tickets: $12 via Eventbrite

Tickets are required

Books will be for sale courtesy of Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore

A signing will follow


Cixin Liu, China’s most beloved science fiction writer—and one of the most important voices of the 21st century—will join celebrated American science fiction writer John Scalzi at the Clarke Center to discuss their work and the power of speculative worldbuilding. The authors will sign books following the event, which will be available courtesy of Mysterious Galaxy.

la-ca-jc-cixin-liu-20160914-snapCixin Liu, or Da Liu, as he is affectionately called by his fans, is the most prolific and popular science fiction writer in the People’s Republic of China. Liu is an eight-time winner of the Galaxy Award and a winner of the Hugo Award. Translated in English by Ken Liu, The Three-Body Problem achieved major acclaim, including recognition by former president Barack Obama. Prior to becoming a writer, Liu worked as an engineer in a power plant in Yangquan, Shanxi.

2465545320_8a79b73919John Scalzi won the 2006 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novel for Redshirts, and his debut novel Old Man’s War was a finalist for Hugo Award. His other books include The Ghost BrigadesThe Android’s DreamThe Last ColonyThe Human Division and Lock In. He has won the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award for science fiction, the Seiun, The Kurd Lasswitz and the Geffen awards. Material from his widely read blog Whatever has also earned him two other Hugo Awards. His latest book is The Consuming Fire.



 To UCSD from I-5 North/South:

  1. Exit onto La Jolla Village Drive West
    (from I-5 North - turn left; from I-5 South - turn right)
  2. Turn right onto Villa La Jolla Drive
    • Up the hill about 0.3 miles
      (stay in left lane as the right lane must turn)
    • Go past the first light
      (the VA center is on your right)At the next signal light, drive straight into the Gilman Parking Structure.
  1. Park in any open parking spaces. Parking is free due to the Veteran’s Day holiday.
  2. Walk across parking lot P602 and the ceremonial green lawn to the Medical Education - Telemedicine (MET) building.
  3. In the main MET quad, take the elevator/stairs to the lower level.
  4. The Telemedicine classrooms are located in the main lightwell corridor opposite the elevators - Rooms LL152 & LL154.

Interactive UCSD Map

The Medical Education-Telemedicine (MET) building is shown as the "Telemedicine" building in the Visitor map (Bldg #845). Click to ZOOM in on the School of Medicine to identify the specific buildings and the Gilman Parking Structure (Bldg #783). You can also SEARCH for the building in the left column to locate it: click Buildings > School of Medicine > Medical Education and Telemedicine.


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