To Hold Up the Sky by Cixin Liu

To Hold Up the Sky

Cixin Liu

fiction science fiction short stories adventurous mysterious slow-paced

416 pages | first published 2020

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In Hold Up the Sky, Cixin Liu takes us across time and space, from a rural mountain community where elementary students must use physics to prevent an alien invasion; to coal mines in northern China where new technology will either save lives of u...
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Summary of 47 reviews

Moods

reflective 75%
challenging 60%
inspiring 50%
informative 40%
mysterious 40%
adventurous 30%
hopeful 25%
dark 20%
emotional 15%
tense 10%
sad 5%

Pace

medium 52%
slow 42%
fast 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 57% | Plot: 28% | Character: 7% | N/A: 7%

Strong character development?

Yes: 35% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 23% | N/A: 17%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 33% | No: 27% | N/A: 22% | Yes: 16%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 41% | It's complicated: 29% | No: 23% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 33% | N/A: 27% | No: 27% | Yes: 11%

Average rating

3.6

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