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The Three-Body Problem (Three-Body Problem, Bk 1)
The Three-Body Problem - Three-Body Problem, Bk 1 Author:Cixin Liu, Ken Liu (Translator) The Three-Body Problem is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience this multiple 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 civ... more »ilization 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.« less
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Ruth (MizHopsing) reviewed The Three-Body Problem (Three-Body Problem, Bk 1) on
I had never read any works from a modern Chinese author before, and now having completed Cixin Liu's trilogy, my only regret is I didn't know it existed sooner. The mix of history, space, science and tech, was right up my alley, and I was absolutely blown away by the story. It was totally absorbing and best of all, plausible. As part of the tech field, it was exciting to imagine the abilities made possible by tech I was reading about in the trilogy coming to life some day.
I give props to the translator who did a fantastic job, and the footnotes in this first book were a great addition to historical understanding of places and people.
I don't get why this book is only currently getting 2 or 3 stars out of 5 here on PBS. If I could give it more than 5 stars I would!