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The Three-Body Problem

The Three-Body Problem

Remembrance of Earth's Past (Volume 1)

Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu

Tor Books

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Hugo Award Winner

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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.

The Remembrance of Earth's Past Trilogy
The Three-Body Problem
The Dark Forest
Death's End

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Ball Lightning (forthcoming)

Locus Awards - Nominee, Hugo Award Winner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Guide to the 100 Best Books of the Year, Nebula Awards - Nominee, Los Angeles Times Holiday Books Guide, Hudson Booksellers Best of the Year, NPR Best Book of the Year



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The Red Union had been attacking the headquarters of the April Twenty-eighth Brigade for two days. Their red flags fluttered restlessly around the brigade building like flames yearning...


Praise for The Three-Body Problem

“Remarkable, revelatory and not to be missed.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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About the author

Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu

CIXIN LIU is the most prolific and popular science fiction writer in the People's Republic of China. Liu is avwinner of the Hugo Award, an eight-time winner of the Galaxy Award (the Chinese Hugo), and a winner of the Chinese Nebula Award.

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. He has written two novels (The Grace of Kings and The Wall of Storms) and edited and translated the Chinese science fiction anthology Invisible Planets.

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