International bestselling science-fiction novel "The Three-Body Problem" by Chinese author Liu Cixin was announced as the winner of the Best Novel award during the 2015 Hugo Awards in Spokane, Washington
The announcement was made by astronaut Dr. Kjell Lindgren, while the award was received on behalf of Liu by novelist Ken Liu, who served as the translator for the English version of "The Three-Body Problem." This marks the first time a Chinese novel won a Hugo Award.
The story depicts a speculative account of China's Cultural Revolution, wherein the military sends signals to space. The signals are then received by aliens who decide to invade the Earth.
The book is named after a physics concept that is applied to the planet of the alien race in the story, which revolves around three suns.