Linking the Cultural Revolution to a sinister online game, Liu’s mesmeric science fiction opus opens the critically acclaimed Remembrance of Earth’s Past trilogy.
1967: Ye Wenjie witnesses Red Guards beat her father to death during China's Cultural Revolution. This singular event will shape not only the rest of her life but also the future of mankind.
Four decades later, Beijing police ask nanotech engineer Wang Miao to infiltrate a secretive cabal of scientists after a spate of inexplicable suicides. Wang's investigation will lead him to a mysterious online game and immerse him in a virtual world ruled by the intractable and unpredictable interaction of its three suns.
This is the Three-Body Problem and it is the key to everything: the key to the scientists' deaths, the key to a conspiracy that spans light-years and the key to the extinction-level threat humanity now faces.Praise for The Three-Body Problem:
'Your next favourite sci-fi novel' Wired
'Immense' Barack Obama
'Unique' George R.R. Martin
'SF in the grand style' Guardian
'Mind-altering and immersive' Daily Mail
'A milestone in Chinese science-fiction' New York Times
'China's answer to Arthur C. Clarke' New Yorker
Winner of the Hugo and Galaxy Awards for Best Novel
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Number of pages: 448
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
'Wildly imaginative, really interesting ... The scope of it was immense' -- Barack Obama
'A milestone in Chinese science fiction' * New York Times *
'A marvellous melange of awe-inspiring scientific concepts, clever plotting and quirky yet plausible characters' * TLS *
'China's answer to Arthur C. Clarke' * The New Yorker *
'Even what doesn't happen is epic' * London Review of Books *
'Cixin Liu began his massively ambitious trilogy with this dazzling work of SF ... Hard to sum up in a few short lines, but one you read it you'll be doing your best to tell everyone else to follow suit' * SciFiNow *
'This is the first of a trilogy that begins in the Sixties and reaches a shattering climax 18,906,416 years later, by which time the war for Earth has, quite literally, acquired new dimensions' * The Times *
'The most amazing story. You learn so much' * Daily Mirror. *
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