The Three-Body Problem (Three-Body Problem, Bk 1)
The Three-Body Problem - Three-Body Problem, Bk 1 Author:Cixin Liu 1967: University student Ye Wenjie witnesses Red Guards beat her father to death during the Cultural Revolution. His crime? Failure to recant his belief in science. This singular event will shape not only the rest of her life but also the future of mankind. Four decades later, after a spate of apparent suicides among elite scientists, Beijing po... more »lice ask nanotech engineer Wang Miao to infiltrate a secretive cabal that styles itself the Frontiers of Science. During the course of his investigation, Wang is inducted into a mysterious online game that immerses him in a virtual world ruled by the intractable and unpredictable interaction of its three suns. This is the Three-Body Problem and it is the key to everything. The key to humanity's place in the cosmos and the key to the extinction-level threat it now faces.« less
Ruth (MizHopsing) reviewed The Three-Body Problem (Three-Body Problem, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 1
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!