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The Three-Body Problem

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"Wildly imaginative, really interesting." --President Barack Obama on The Three-Body Problem trilogy

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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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 152 x 234 x 30mm | 463g
  • New York
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765382032
  • 9780765382030
  • 354,854

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"Wildly imaginative, really interesting." --President Barack Obama on the Three-Body Problem trilogy

"A breakthrough book . . . a unique blend of scientific and philosophical speculation, politics and history, conspiracy theory and cosmology." --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: Far beyond the borders of his country, and 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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62,933 ratings
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4 40% (24,973)
3 18% (11,451)
2 5% (3,192)
1 1% (871)
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