The Three-Body Problem

Cixin Liu
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A classic series in the making...


This first book of the Three Body trilogy isn's so much SF set against the backdrop of Chinese history, but rather the reverse: a book about the history of the Cultural Revolution seen through the eyes of scientists. It takes quite some time before it turns into SF. If it weren't for the dust jacket blurb, you wouldn't really know this had anything to do with aliens until about page 270 (of 390 pages), and only the final 60 pages are what could be called full blown SF - luckily of the thrilling, mind-blowingly epic kind. But this long build up (...)

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