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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
January 12
First Published in 2006
Goodreads rating
4.06
ISBN
9781784971571
Recommendations
14
Recommendations
I felt like I was getting a Chinese version of Chinese culture. And that frame felt unique.      source
Apr 02, 2018
Great series.      source
Jun 20, 2020
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
Feb 24, 2020
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
Feb 20, 2019
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
Dec 22, 2018
Favourite reads of 2018: Fiction: Three Body Problem (trilogy) Non Fiction: The Big Picture Blog Post:      source
May 08, 2020
@monsika @tobyordoxford Yea wonderful books. You end up learning a lot about Chinese civic consciousness      source
Jul 18, 2020
@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
Jun 26, 2020
@TuckerMax @ATabarrok We were literally inspired to write this paper by that book.      source
Jul 30, 2018
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
May 24, 2016
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
May 19, 2021
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
Sep 08, 2017
The Three-Body Problem might be the best scifi book I've read all year. Physics, scientists, China, history, gaming and mythology. 🌕🌕🌕      source