The Three-Body Problem
Head of Zeus, Sep 6, 2018 - Chinese fiction - 448 pages
Read the award-winning, critically acclaimed, multi-million-copy-selling science-fiction phenomenon - soon to be a Netflix Original Series from the creators of Game of Thrones.
1967: Ye Wenjie witnesses Red Guards beat her father to death during China's Cultural Revolution. This singular event will shape not only the rest of her life but also the future of mankind.
Four decades later, Beijing police ask nanotech engineer Wang Miao to infiltrate a secretive cabal of scientists after a spate of inexplicable suicides. Wang's investigation will lead him to a mysterious online game and immerse 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 the scientists' deaths, the key to a conspiracy that spans light-years and the key to the extinction-level threat humanity now faces.Praise for The Three-Body Problem: 'Your next favourite sci-fi novel' Wired
'Immense' Barack Obama
'Unique' George R.R. Martin
'SF in the grand style' Guardian
'Mind-altering and immersive' Daily Mail
Winner of the Hugo and Galaxy Awards for Best Novel
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - eglinton - LibraryThing
Some bits are a slog but there’s lots to appreciate in this extensive work. The plot wanders over various themes and styles, eventually emerging into a dystopian clash of civilisations. Which ends up ... Read full review
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This was a strange, magical book. Interspersed between descriptions of current events related to alien contact are fascinating descriptions of Chinese historical events. The Chinese perspective on ... Read full review