• Elijah Wilcott

    I’m definitely turning into a 刘慈欣 fan! I’ve found the best way for me to break into Chinese sci-fi is dramatized audiobooks. The 酷听听书有声大全 app has lots of them. I started out with listening to the zombie-comedy-adventure story 《我当阴阳先生的那几年》by 崔走召, which, once I learned the vocabulary for the first 5 chapters, actually became quite easy to listen to.

    I’ve since moved on to 刘慈欣, which is much harder than 崔走召. I started with 《地球大炮》and absolutely loved it. I of course had to listen to each chapter several times before I really grasped what was going on. I then got my hands on an English version, and was pleasantly surprised to find that I didn’t gain a whole lot of new insight by reading the English.

    I’ve listened to several of his other works, such as 《流浪地球》, and I’m hoping to work my way up to 《三体》, but have yet to find a decent dramatized audio version.