The Three-Body Problem, Volume 1

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Head of Zeus, Dec 3, 2015 - Fiction - 416 pages
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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 unpredicatable 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.

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User Review  - stevetempo - LibraryThing

Throughly enjoyed!! Contains all the wonderful things I enjoy about great Science Fiction: cutting edge science, philosophy, a page turning plot, interesting characters, and a sense of Wonder. Highly recommended!! Looking forward to the second book in this series. Read full review

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User Review  - martialalex92 - LibraryThing

Great different perspective on extra terrestrials. Reason it's not a 5 is the third act does too much telling and not enough showing, which is very unlike the first two Read full review

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About the author (2015)

CIXIN LIU is China's number one SF writer. Prior to becoming a writer, he worked as an engineer in a power plant in Yangquan. Translator KEN LIU's short story "The Paper Menagerie" was the first work of fiction ever to sweep the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy Awards.

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