The three-body problem book club kit

by Liu, Cixin,

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" War of the Worlds for the 21st century." - Wall Street Journal

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.

The Three-Body Problem Series
The Three-Body Problem
The Dark Forest
Death's End

Other Books
Ball Lightning
Supernova Era
To Hold Up The Sky (forthcoming)

10 regular print books
2 unabridged audiobooks (11 audio discs each) (13.5 hr.).

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"
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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 Liu, Cixin. "Di qiu wang shi" san bu qu. bk. 1.
#1 - The Three-body problem
#2 - The Dark forest
#3 - Death's end
Subjects Human-alien encounters -- Fiction.
Imaginary wars and battles -- Fiction.
Book clubs (Discussion groups)
Group reading.
China -- History -- Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976 -- Fiction.
Science fiction.
Alternative histories (Fiction)
Publisher 2017
Other Titles Nontraditional items, Book club kits.
San ti.
Book club kit.
3-body problem
Contributors Liu, Ken, 1976- translator.
Daniels, Luke, narrator.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, issuing body.
Participants/Performers Audiobook read by Luke Daniels.
Language English
Translated from the Chinese.
Notes Title supplied by cataloger.
Translation of: San ti.
Description 1 kit (various pieces) ; in container 24 x 39 x 56 cm.
ISBN 9780765382030
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