The Three-Body Problem

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Tom Doherty Associates, Nov 11, 2014 - Fiction - 400 pages

Soon to be a Netflix Original Series!

War of the Worlds for the 21st century...packed with a sense of wonder.” – 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.

“A breakthrough book . . . a unique blend of scientific and philosophical speculation.” -- George R. R. Martin

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4/5 of this book was really awesome. Felt like the editor kind of fell asleep at the end--it's rare for "the slog" to be in the last 40-50 pages. Read full review

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I liked this a lot, but it had some problems too. First 40 or so pages were hard to get through, and yes, they set up one of the characters, but I think it could have been two or three paragraphs of ... 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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