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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
Fans of hard SF will revel in this intricate and imaginative novel by one of China's most celebrated genre writers. In 1967, physics professor Ye Zhetai is killed after he refuses to denounce the theory of relativity. His daughter, Ye Wenjie, witnesses his gruesome death. Shortly after, she's falsely charged with sedition for promoting the works of environmentalist Rachel Carson, and told she can avoid punishment by working at a defense research facility involved with the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. More than 40 years later, Ye's work becomes linked to a string of physicist suicides and a complex role-playing game involving the classic physics problem of the title. Liu impressively succeeds in integrating complex topics such as the field of frontier science, which attempts to define the limits of science's ability to know nature without slowing down the action or sacrificing characterization. His smooth handling of the disparate plot elements cleverly sets up the second volume of the trilogy.
Fantastic and addictive
I was a little skeptical at the beginning because I read it in French (I’m French,!} and I usually don’t like translations, and also because of the numerous Chinese names that I can’t associate with the characters as I find them confusing and repeated too many times ...
besides that, the first volume is excellent and puts the base for the next. Two volumes that are , I think, even better than the first one , which is not to skip !
I’m. Also new to science fiction, even though I think this is definitely science with a fictional situation or plot but don’t expect a Star Trek book !
On the contrary the author uses real scientific theories or actual exciting tools that he makes grow into the future as a totally possible situation to happen !Reading is better that viewing the best si-fi movie ever been made ,
I’m reading the third and final volume in English and it’s an excellent translation that will remain I’m my memory for a long long time !