The Three-Body Problem

Category: Book
By (author): Liu, Cixin
Translated By: Liu, Ken
Subject:  FICTION / Science Fiction / General
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Tor/Forge
Published: January 2016
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 9.22in x 6.40in x 1.14in
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From The Publisher*With The Three-Body Problem, English-speaking readers got their first chance to experience the multiple-award-winning and bestselling Three-Body Trilogy by China's most beloved science fiction author, Cixin Liu. The Three-Body Problem was released to great acclaim, including coverage in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The New Yorker. It also won the Hugo Award, making it the first translated novel ever to win a major SF award. Now the first volume of the series, The Three-Body Problem, is available in paperback for the first time. 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.
Review Quote*A milestone in Chinese science fiction. - The New York Times "Liu Cixin's writing evokes the thrill of exploration and the beauty of scale… . Extraordinary." - The New Yorker "Turns a boilerplate, first-contact concept into something absolutely mind-unfolding." - NPR "Remarkable, revelatory and not to be missed." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Fans of hard SF will revel in this intricate and imaginative novel." - Publishers Weekly, starred review "This is a must-read in any language." - Booklist
Biographical NoteCIXIN LIU is the most prolific and popular science fiction writer in the People's Republic of China. Liu is an eight-time winner of the Galaxy Award (the Chinese Hugo) and a winner of the Nebula Award. Prior to becoming a writer, he worked as an engineer in a power plant in Yangquan, Shanxi. 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.