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Liu Cixin's "The Three-Body Problem" won science fiction's most prestigious prize, the Hugo Award for Best Novel. (Nikkei Montage/ Source photo by Arisa Moriyama)
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Chinese sci-fi blockbuster book hailed by Obama wins new fans in Japan

Author Liu Cixin crosses cultural borders with 'The Three-Body Problem'

MINORU NAKANO, Nikkei senior staff writer | Japan

TOKYO -- The international bestselling Chinese science-fiction novel "The Three-Body Problem" is fast becoming a phenomenon in its Japanese language version after selling over 110,000 copies in its first few months.

The book has already built an enthusiastic audience in the English-speaking world, with luminaries such as former U.S. President Barack Obama and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg rating it highly.

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