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The three-body problem

by Liu, Cixin,

Format: Print Book 2014
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Summary

Experience Cixin Liu's award-winning and bestselling masterpiece, The Three Body Problem.

A secret military group sends signals into space in hopes of establishing contact with aliens--and succeeds.

Picking up their signal is an alien civilization on the brink of destruction who now readies to invade Earth.

News of the coming invasion divides humanity like never before. Some want to help the superior beings take over a world they see as corrupt. Others prepare to fight the invasion at all cost.

The Three Body Problem begins a ground-breaking saga of enormous scope and vision.

" The War of the Worlds for the twenty-first century . . . Packed with a sense of wonder."
--The Wall Street Journal




The Remembrance of Earth's Past Trilogy
The Three-Body Problem
The Dark Forest
Death's End

Other Books
Ball Lightning (forthcoming)

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This novel is a rare treat in several ways. First, it is translated from Chinese, a language from which the West doesn't often get provocative science fiction. Beyond that, this highly deserving blockbuster in China serves as a crash course in both the historically important Cultural Revolution of the mid-twentieth century and the basics of astrophysics. The title itself refers to the complications of calculating gravity's effects on multiple planetary objects, but in this case, the bodies are actually the Communist ideology of controlling humanity's corruption, the individual's will to kill for autonomy, and an approaching alien race seeking to make earth into a new home 40 years after the People's Republic begins broadcasting signals to deep space at the height of the Cultural Revolution. The narrative will grab readers' attention with its passionate and fascinating critique of early Communist China, augmented by translator Liu's lean but informative footnotes for the likely uninformed English readers. But the high-minded premise is really just a vessel for a collection of surreal and hauntingly beautiful scenes that will hook you deep and drag you relentlessly across every page. This is a must-read in any language.--Francis, Chris Copyright 2014 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "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. (Nov.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series The Remembrance of Earth's past trilogy
#1 - The Three-body problem
#2 - The Dark forest
#3 - Death's end
Subjects Human-alien encounters -- Fiction.
Imaginary wars and battles -- Fiction.
Science fiction.
Publisher New York :2014
Edition First U.S. edition.
Other Titles San ti.
3-body problem
Contributors Liu, Ken, 1976- translator.
Language English
In English, translated from the Chinese.
Notes "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Description 399 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN 9780765377067
0765377063
9780765382030
0765382032
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