Synopsis: 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.
First Published: 2008 | ISBN-13: 978-0765377067
Mini-bio: Liu Cixin is a Chinese science fiction writer, described as the country’s most prolific and popular. Liu is an eight-time winner of the Yinhe Award for science-fiction writing and an awardee of the Xingyun Award. – Wikipedia
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I bet it’ll win the Hugo… The Hugo hasn’t been given to translated SF yet. It would send a pretty substantial message and perhaps drive more SF to be translated for English speaking audiences.
Looking around the superlatives for this book were everywhere. People definitely loved this book!