The Three-Body Problem

The Three-Body Problem

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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.

Title:The Three-Body Problem
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780765377067
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    The Three-Body Problem Reviews

  • Mona

    Badly Written and Ill Conceived Science Fiction with a Few Interesting IdeasI'm not sure I read the same book as everyone else. This got lots of four and five star reviews here on Goodreads. Plus, it'...

  • Rick Riordan

    Adult sci-fi. By Chinese author Cixin Liu, The Three-Body Problem takes a classic scenario -- contact with alien life -- and cranks up the sinister factor to maximum. The story begins during the Cultu...

  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)

    PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT I just rated a book 5 stars. Just read it.**Update now that I've read the whole trilogy!**This is now one of my all time favorite sci-fi series. The concepts are brilliant and I fe...

  • Yun

    I'm going to call it right now. Even though I only just finished book one, I'm certain The Three-Body Problem will go down as my favorite sci-fi series of all time.This book blew my mind so thoroughly...

  • Bradley

    From the opening, I was struck by how much history I didn't know about China's Cultural Revolution. It might be obvious to anyone growing up in those parts, of course, but I was almost lost in that st...

  • Lightreads

    A scientist is drawn into a conspiracy involving a computer game and an old research station and extra-terrestrial life.Translated from the original Chinese. I have to admit I read this book mostly be...

  • Adina

    The Three-Body Problem was the best SF novel that I’ve read so far. Admittedly, I did not read a lot of them. However, I can recognize when I encounter a special gem and this one definitely is uniqu...

  • Petrik

    3.5/5 StarsThe Three-Body Problem may be one of the most critically acclaimed Sci-Fi novels of our modern age, and in my opinion, it truly deserved the recognition for all the Sci-Fi ideas and narrati...

  • Mario the lone bookwolf

    Comparing Cixin to Arthur C Clarke, as the press did, might be appropriate.Hostility towards science ruins everythingIgnorance and especially ideology fueled hate against science, and especially scien...

  • Michael Finocchiaro

    Fascinating piece of scifi by Chinese writer Cixin Liu. A surprising mix of nanoscience, string theory, and astrophysics and religion with the Cultural Revolution as a background, the story takes its ...