Cixin Liu trilogy was excellent. I wrote about it before. the latest collection of stories by the same author … well. it’s a bit secondary.
I am sad to say that it’s almost like Abelard Giza said in one of his standups - ‘first the original idea, and then total… ‘you know the word’ … (I won’t quote - but it’s about the genesis of the title ‘people, keep hats’). from the whole series of stories in the volume ‘wandering earth’ you can choose a total of two or three original ones. the others are an attempt to glue a new story using almost the same or even the same ideas.
the title the wandering earth opening set is interesting. another - mountain, also. of Ants and Dinosaurs is very so-so. sun of china and wages of humanity raise the level slightly. curse 5.0 was supposed to be a pastiche among others for the author himself, but it probably did not work out. the micro-age is probably something written quickly on the knee - not a good idea in the first place, that has been exploited many times, but actually not properly started, undeveloped or sensibly terminated. devourer is a return to dinosaurs and a bit similar to of ants and dinosaurs, equally weak. taking care of gods is quite good - a similar topic has already been used many times (i will not tell you which one), but the Cixin performance is interesting. with her eyes and the longest fall can be completely forgotten.
at the end, it’s worth buying, it’s worth reading. for me personally it was good flight to US, but I did not get involved enough to take it with me home. may the next traveler had a good time with it.