> his science fiction, which situates itself at the diamond end of the ‘hard’ to ‘soft’ scale (‘hard sci-fi’ has a lot of science in it, ‘soft sci-fi’ doesn’t), demonstrates a knowledge of particle physics, molecular biology, cutting-edge computer science and much more besides
> The best bits in his books are set pieces that would be hallucinatory, or surreal, were it not that everything is described with such scientific authority.
is just ridiculous. There is nothing in Cixin's books indicating knowledge of those subjects. All he does is spray sciency buzzwords on fantasies which are not only surreal, but also quite obviously impossible.
First post I flagged on HN, as it brings negative value.