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The Three-Body Problem

Cixin Liu

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2020 The New York Times Best Seller

Soon to be a Netflix Original Series!

"War of the Worlds for the 21st century." - Wall Street Journal

The Three-Body Problem
is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience the Hugo 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.

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Book Details

  • Publisher: Tor Books
  • Publish Date: Jan 12nd, 2016
  • Pages: 416
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.20in - 6.00in - 1.20in - 0.96lb
  • EAN: 9780765382030
  • Categories: Science Fiction - Alien ContactScience Fiction - Hard Science FictionWorld Literature - China - 21st Century

About the Author

Liu, Cixin: - CIXIN 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 Chinese Nebula Award. Prior to becoming a writer, he worked as an engineer in a power plant. His novels include The Three-Body Problem, The Dark Forest, and Death's End.
Liu, Ken: - Ken Liu is an award-winning author of speculative fiction. His books include the Dandelion Dynasty series (The Grace of Kings), The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories, The Hidden Girl and Other Stories, and the Star Wars tie-in novel, The Legends of Luke Skywalker. He frequently speaks at conferences and universities on topics like futurism, machine-augmented creativity, the mathematics of origami, and more. He lives near Boston with his family.

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