The Three-Body Problem

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Tom Doherty Associates, Nov 11, 2014 - Fiction - 400 pages
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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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User Review  - TiffanyAK - LibraryThing

I almost feel mean rating and reviewing this, so feel that I should start by saying that I'm NOT really much of a sci-fi reader. I love sci-fi movies and shows and such, but don't read it often. But ... Read full review

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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

This is a surprisingly personal first contact story that also serves to remind us of things that happened in China during the Cultural Revolution. I was a bit overwhelmed by the huge physics component ... Read full review

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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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