The Three-Body Problem

Remembrance of Earth’s Past (Book 1)

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"War of the Worlds for the 21st century." - Wall Street Journal

The Three-Body Problem is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience the Hugo Award-winning phenomenon from China's most beloved science fiction author, Liu Cixin.

Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion. The result is a science fiction masterpiece of enormous scope and vision.

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About the Author:

CIXIN LIU is the most prolific and popular science fiction writer in the People's Republic of China. Liu is avwinner of the Hugo Award, an eight-time winner of the Galaxy Award (the Chinese Hugo), and a winner of the Chinese Nebula Award.

KEN LIU (translator) is a writer, lawyer, and computer programmer. His short story "The Paper Menagerie" was the first work of fiction ever to sweep the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy Awards. He has written two novels (The Grace of Kings and The Wall of Storms) and edited and translated the Chinese science fiction anthology Invisible Planets.

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hard science fiction, aliens, chinese science fiction

The book revolves around the idea of solving the three-body problem in physics, which involves predicting the motion of three celestial bodies in space.

The story is complex, and it combines elements of science, politics, philosophy, and cultural history in a way that is both fascinating and thought-provoking.

The characters in the book are well-developed, and their struggles and experiences are compelling. The pacing of the story is slow and deliberate, which allows for a thorough exploration of the themes and ideas presented.

Overall, "The Three-Body Problem" is an outstanding work of science fiction that will appeal to anyone interested in physics, astronomy, or the possibility of extraterrestrial life. It is a must-read for fans of the genre and an excellent introduction to Chinese science fiction for those who have yet to explore it.

3/12/2023 3:52:20 PM

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