Author(s): Cixin Liu
Half a century after the Doomsday Battle, the uneasy balance of Dark Forest Deterrence keeps the Trisolaran invaders at bay. Earth enjoys unprecedented prosperity due to the infusion of Trisolaran knowledge. With human science advancing daily and the Trisolarans adopting Earth culture, it seems that the two civilizations will soon be able to co-exist peacefully as equals without the terrible threat of mutually assured annihilation. But the peace has also made humanity complacent.
Cheng Xin, an aerospace engineer from the early 21st century, awakens from hibernation in this new age. She brings with her knowledge of a long-forgotten program dating from the beginning of the Trisolar Crisis, and her very presence may upset the delicate balance between two worlds. Will humanity reach for the stars or die in its cradle?
FOR THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM
'A breakthrough book... a unique blend of scientific and philosophical speculation, politics and history, conspiracy theory and cosmology, where kings and emperors from both western and Chinese history mingle in a dreamlike game world, while cops and physicists deal with global conspiracies, murders, and alien invasions in the real world.' George RR Martin.
'Remarkable, revelatory and not to be missed' Kirkus Reviews, starred review.
'This is a must-read in any language' Booklist.
'Liu Cixin's writing evokes the thrill of exploration and the beauty of scale.... Extraordinary' The New Yorker.
'The Three Body epic concludes with sweep and scope and majesty, worthy of Frederik Pohl or Poul Anderson, Scholar Wu or H.G. Wells. The universe is likely to be a rough neighborhood. See just how rough... and how life might still prevail' David Brin.
CIXIN LIU is China's #1 SF writer and the first translated author to win a Hugo award. Prior to becoming a writer, he worked as an engineer. Translator KEN LIU has won the Nebula, Hugo and World Fantasy awards for his own writing.