Busan, Korea 1911: Sunja, the daughter of a boarding-house owner, falls pregnant by a married Yakuza. The family face ruin. But then Isak, a Christian minister, offers her a chance of salvation: a new life in Japan as his wife. But Sunjas salvation is just the beginning of her story. Through eight decades and four generations, Pachinko is an epic tale of family, identity, love, death and survival.
Cixin Liu is Chinas bestselling science fiction author and one of the most important voices in world SF. His novel, The Three-Body Problem, was the first translated work of SF ever to win the Hugo Award. Here is the first collection of his short fiction: eleven stories, including five Chinese Galaxy Award-winners, form a blazingly original ode to planet earth, its pasts and its futures.
When Chen's parents are incinerated before his eyes by a blast of ball lightning, he devotes his life to cracking the secret of this natural phenomenon. The more he learns, the more he comes to realize that ball lightning is just the tip of an entirely new frontier in particle physics. Cixin Liu's The Three Body Problem series continues to be a global bestseller.