The Three-Body Problem
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The Three-Body Problem

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The Hugo Award winner and winner of the 2018 Arthur C. Clarke Award for Imagination in Service to Society. 1967: Ye Wenjie witnesses Red Guards beat her father to death during China's Cultural Revolution. This singular event will shape not only the rest of her life but also the future of mankind.

Four decades later, Beijing police ask nanotech engineer Wang Miao to infiltrate a secretive cabal of scientists after a spate of inexplicable suicides. Wang's investigation will lead him to a mysterious online game and immerse him in a virtual world ruled by the intractable and unpredictable interaction of its three suns.

This is the Three-Body Problem and it is the key to everything: the key to the scientists' deaths, the key to a conspiracy that spans light-years and the key to the extinction-level threat humanity now faces.

'Cixin's trilogy is SF in the grand style, a galaxy-spanning, ideas-rich narrative of invasion and war' Guardian.

'Wildly imaginative, really interesting ... The scope of it was immense' Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 30mm | 324g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 1788543009
  • 9781788543002
  • 3,414

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'A unique blend of scientific and philosophical speculation, politics and history, conspiracy theory and cosmology' George R.R. Martin.
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'Cixin Liu began his massively ambitious trilogy with this dazzling work of SF ... Hard to sum up in a few short lines, but one you read it you'll be doing your best to tell everyone else to follow suit' SciFiNow. 'Even what doesn't happen is epic' London Review of Books. 'China's answer to Arthur C. Clarke' The New Yorker. 'A marvellous melange of awe-inspiring scientific concepts, clever plotting and quirky yet plausible characters' TLS. 'A milestone in Chinese science fiction' New York Times. 'Wildly imaginative, really interesting ... The scope of it was immense' Barack Obama. 'A unique blend of scientific and philosophical speculation, politics and history, conspiracy theory and cosmology' George R.R. Martin.
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About Cixin Liu

Cixin Liu is China's #1 SF writer and author of The Three-Body Problem - the first ever translated novel to win a Hugo Award. Prior to becoming a writer, Liu worked as an engineer in a power plant in Yangquan.

Translator Ken Liu is in his own right the winner of the Nebula, Hugo and World Fantasy awards for his work.
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