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Three Body Problem (#1 Three Body Trilogy)

Cixin Liu Ken Liu


9781784971571

Head of Zeus


Science fiction


Paperback

416 pages

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GALAXY CHOICE APRIL 2016 ----- 1967: University student Ye Wenjie witnesses Red Guards beat her father to death during China's Cultural Revolution. His crime? Failure to recant his belief in science. This singular event will shape not only the rest of her life but also the future of mankind. Four decades later, after a spate of apparent suicides among elite scientists, Beijing police ask nanotech engineer Wang Miao to infiltrate a secretive cabal of international scientists. During the course of his investigation, Wang is inducted into a mysterious online game that immerses 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 humanity's place in the cosmos and the key to the extinction-level threat it now faces.

By:   Cixin Liu
Translated by:   Ken Liu
Imprint:   Head of Zeus
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Volume:   1
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm, 
ISBN:   9781784971571
ISBN 10:   178497157X
Series:   Three Body Trilogy
Pages:   416
Publication Date:   April 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Author Website:   http://www.wardmccandlish.co.uk/AuthorPhoto/HeadofZeus/Ken_Liu.jpg

CIXIN LIU is China's number one SF writer. Prior to becoming a writer, he worked as an engineer in a power plant in Yangquan. Translator KEN LIU's short story The Paper Menagerie was the first work of fiction ever to sweep the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy Awards.


'A marvellous melange of awe-inspiring scientific concepts, clever plotting and quirky yet plausible characters, all conveyed in in a plain style capable of signalling hidden depths' The Times. 'A milestone in Chinese science fiction' New York Times. 'The best kind of science fiction' Kim Stanley Robinson. 'Liu Cixin's impressive The Three Body Problem won the 2015 Hugo award for best novel, the first time a Chinese writer has taken that prize' Guardian (2015 Books of the Year). 'It's a stunning, high-concept, rollercoaster of a novel which offers an intriguing Eastern perspective ... this is a trilogy which, like Asimov's Foundation epic, looks set to quickly become an essential science fiction classic' Starburst Magazine (rating: 9/10). 'China has a lively SF scene inaccessible to western audiences until recently, so it's a great pleasure to read this book by Cixin Liu - the country's most popular SF writer - in English. Handled expertly on the terms of the genre, it is seeing this tale played out through a different cultural lens that makes the book fascinating. The translation is exemplary. The book is top-flight SF; smart, informative and engaging' SFX. 'Hard science fiction at its finest, and fans will appreciate the superb attention to detail that drives this constantly evolving and impressive series' SciFiNow Magazine. 'The writing is superb ... The ideas are astounding, real eye-openers that expand the mind and really get the old grey matter going ... A stand-out, award-worthy novel and one that deserves a place amongst the science fiction classics' SF Book Reviews. 'For a book that makes you think, and holds true to some of the traditional values of SF, this one can't be beat' SFF World Magazine.

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