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The Three-Body Problem

Book 1, Remembrance of Earth’s Past

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Description

The Three-Body Problem is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience this multiple 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.

From Publishers Weekly

Sep 29, 2014 – Fans of hard SF will revel in this intricate and imaginative novel by one of China's most celebrated genre writers. In 1967, physics professor Ye Zhetai is killed after he refuses to denounce the theory of relativity. His daughter, Ye Wenjie, witnesses his gruesome death. Shortly after, she's falsely charged with sedition for promoting the works of environmentalist Rachel Carson, and told she can avoid punishment by working at a defense research facility involved with the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. More than 40 years later, Ye's work becomes linked to a string of physicist suicides and a complex role-playing game involving the classic physics problem of the title. Liu impressively succeeds in integrating complex topics such as the field of frontier science, which attempts to define the limits of science's ability to know nature without slowing down the action or sacrificing characterization. His smooth handling of the disparate plot elements cleverly sets up the second volume of the trilogy.

Customer Reviews

The best science fiction

No "one of". The author's imagination is far beyond conventional fictions who just focus on a single topic. This is a combination of science, history, humanity and love (a higher level). My strong recommendation.

BEST SCIFI FICITION

大刘的三体三部曲无疑是当今最好的科幻小说,没有之一。

Not that great

It's an interesting read but only from the perspective of learning about the Chinese culture. The story itself is slow and not especially imaginative.

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The Three-Body Problem
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Published: Nov 11, 2014
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Seller: Macmillan / Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
  • Print Length: 400 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, Remembrance of Earth’s Past
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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