The English edition of "The Three-Body Problem" by Liu Cixin has sold more than 110,000 copies worldwide since its debut over a year ago, its English copyright holder announced on Wednesday.
Winner of the 2015 Hugo Award for Best Novel and the first part of the Three-Body trilogy, the novel has made more than 2 million U.S. dollars, said Li Yun, an executive from the China Educational Publications Import and Export Corporation.
Translated into English by Chinese-American Ken Li, the work was published by Tor Books in November 2014. "The Dark Forest," the second in the series, was published in the United States in August 2015. "Death's End," the last of the trilogy, will be published in August this year.
The trilogy depicts an alien invasion of Earth starting from China's Cultural Revolution period. "The Three-Body Problem" centers on a secret military project that enables humans to establish contact with the aliens who teeter on the edge of extinction.
The trilogy has sold more than 1 million copies in China. Liu was the first Asian writer to win the Hugo Award, generally considered the highest honor for sci-fi works.