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The Three-Body Problem

Cixin Liu

The Three-Body Problem is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience this multiple 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 o...
Publish Date
2016-01-12T00:00:00.000Z
2016-01-12T00:00:00.000Z
First Published in 2006
Goodreads rating
4.06
ISBN
9781784971571
Recommendations
15
Recommendations
I felt like I was getting a Chinese version of Chinese culture. And that frame felt unique.      source
2018-04-02T17:56:11.000Z
Great series.      source
2020-06-20T00:00:00.000Z
Cixin Liu’s The Three-Body Problem starts with China’s Cultural Revolution and the Sino-American arms race, but quickly leaves such mundane affairs behind to explore what happens to the universe when you weaponize the laws of physics. If you think atom bombs are scary, wait till you read what a two-dimensional bomb does to our solar system.      source
2020-02-24T01:15:47.000Z
Books that fit that description are a little less rare. The Three Body Problem trilogy rocked my existence for a few months last year. One-dimensional characters and fairly bland writing—but the plot is so mind-bending that the flaws are irrelevant.      source
2019-02-20T19:29:51.000Z
Also The Summer Book, a NYRB reissue by Tove Jansson, Say Nothing by Patrick Keefe, Lie With Me by Phillipe Besson (w Molly Ringwald translating!), also I've lately been getting drunk and telling all my friends to read the Three Body trilogy      source
2018-12-22T23:14:14.000Z
Favourite reads of 2018: Fiction: Three Body Problem (trilogy) Non Fiction: The Big Picture Blog Post:      source
2021-10-01T00:19:05.000Z
Just finished reading this incredible trilogy. I feel like it's the apex of science fiction. Mind blowing.      source
2020-05-08T13:30:57.000Z
@monsika @tobyordoxford Yea wonderful books. You end up learning a lot about Chinese civic consciousness      source
2020-07-18T16:15:55.000Z
@yrechtman sci fi is the only genre some essentials: dan simmons - Hyperion @GreatDismal Neuromancer, second book is my favorite The Quantum Thief / Le Flambeur trilogy - the whole trilogy is delightful and obvi three body problem is epic full list:      source
2020-06-26T18:58:57.000Z
@TuckerMax @ATabarrok We were literally inspired to write this paper by that book.      source
2018-07-30T12:22:03.000Z
I just finished reading The Three Body Problem by @liu_cixin over the weekend. Wonderfully original science fiction. Physics + politics + philosophy + space. Loved it. Score: 9/10 🙌      source
2016-05-24T18:08:09.000Z
This quote from the Three Body Problem series is haunting me. "If I destroy you, what business is it of yours?" Read these books.      source
2021-05-19T18:26:33.000Z
I started The Three-Body Problem on Sunday and just finished. Haven’t tore through a novel like that in quite a while. I couldn’t put it down. Highly recommended if you like sci-fi      source
2017-09-08T08:04:15.000Z
The Three-Body Problem might be the best scifi book I've read all year. Physics, scientists, China, history, gaming and mythology. 🌕🌕🌕      source