The Three-Body Problem

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Macmillan, Nov 11, 2014 - Fiction - 399 pages

"Wildly imaginative, really interesting." --President Barack Obama on The Three-Body Problem trilogy

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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I'm a simple man without a lot of complicated twists and turns. Look down my throat and you can see out my ass. So says one of the undeveloped characters. He's hard-boiled like that. He's all Lemmy ... Read full review

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This is a science fiction work by Liu Cixin, Chinese author, translated by Ken Kiu, narrated by Luke Daniels. (good job of narrating). It is the first of the Remembrance of Earth's Past series. The ... Read full review

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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.