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The Three-Body Problem (The Three-Body Problem Series Book 1) by [Cixin Liu, Ken Liu]
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'A unique blend of scientific and philosophical speculation, politics and history, conspiracy theory and cosmology' -- George R.R. Martin

Wildly imaginative, really interesting... The scope of it was immense' -- Barack Obama

'A milestone in Chinese science fiction' ― New York Times

'A marvellous mélange 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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Cixin Liu is China's #1 SF writer and author of The Three-Body Problem - the first ever translated novel to win a Hugo Award. Prior to becoming a writer, Liu worked as an engineer in a power plant in Yangquan. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00IQO403K
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Tor Books (11 November 2014)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 4295 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 400 pages
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Liu Cixin, born in June 1963, is a representative of the new generation of Chinese science fiction authors and recognized as a leading voice in Chinese science fiction. He was awarded the China Galaxy Science Fiction Award for eight consecutive years, from 1999 to 2006 and again in 2010. His representative work The Three-body Problem is the BEST STORY of 2015 Hugo Awards, the 3rd of 2015 Campbell Award finalists, and nominee of 2015 Nebulas Award.

His works have received wide acclaim on account of their powerful atmosphere and brilliant imagination. Liu Cixin's stories successfully combine the exceedingly ephemeral with hard reality, all the while focussing on revealing the essence and aesthetics of science. He has endeavoured to create a distinctly Chinese style of science fiction. Liu Cixin is a member of the China Writers' Association and the Shanxi Writers' Association.

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