The Three-Body Problem

The Three-Body Problem

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With the scope of Dune and the commercial action of Independence Day, this near-future trilogy is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience this multiple-award-winning phenomenon from China's most beloved science fiction author. 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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Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 156 x 235 x 35mm | 612.35g
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765377063
  • 9780765377067
  • 75,027

Review quote

"A breakthrough book . . . a unique blend of scientific and philosophical speculation." --George R. R. Martin, on The Three Body Problem

"Extraordinary." --The New Yorker, on The Three Body Problem

"Remarkable, revelatory and not to be missed." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review, on The Three Body Problem

A must-read in any language." --Booklist, on The Three Body Problem

A meditation on technology, progress, morality, extinction, and knowledge that doubles as a cosmos-in-the-balance thriller.... a testament to just how far [Liu's] own towering imagination has taken him... forever into the canon of science fiction. - NPR, on Death's End

The best kind of science fiction, familiar but strange all at the same time. -- Kim Stanley Robinson, on The Three Body Problem
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About Cixin Liu

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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Rating details

182,516 ratings
4.06 out of 5 stars
5 38% (69,679)
4 38% (69,180)
3 17% (31,347)
2 5% (9,147)
1 2% (3,163)
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