This engaging look at first contact with aliens, set against China’s Cultural Revolution, examines what happens when philosophy, history and science meet, unlocking a corrupt civilization’s potential to take over a world. This unique, exciting work of speculative fiction will leave you clamoring for the sequel. — Cheryl Cornwell
Earth's civilization suffers a massive existential crisis in the wake of making first contact with a faraway life form. As humanity endures the repercussions of one physicist's gutsy act, global chaos reworks geopolitics,invents a new telos of gaming, and reimagines the face of radical extremism. The first of a trilogy, The Three-Body Problem introduces one of the strongest hard scifi series of all time. Don't hesitate to begin! — Aubrey Restifo
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 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.
About the Author
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.