The Three-Body Problem

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Tom Doherty Associates, Nov 11, 2014 - Fiction - 400 pages
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Soon to be a Netflix Original Series!

An NPR Best Book of the Decade

Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel

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.

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The story and ideas in this book are very good, but... The book is structured with alternating sections of dialogue and exposition. The dialogue is what moves the story forward but the exposition ... Read full review

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User Review  - riida - LibraryThing

i dont get the hype around this book. the story itself feels messy and has an...unnatural flow to it. it has an admittedly intriguing concept, and its one of the few books i've read that talks about ... Read full review

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About the author (2014)

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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