The Three-Body Problem

(Remembrance of Earth's Past #1)

Hardcover, 400 pages

English language

Published Sept. 12, 2014 by Tor Books.


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3 stars (4 reviews)

Within the context of the Chinese Cultural Revolution, a military project sends messages to alien worlds. A nearby alien society receives these messages and makes plans to invade Earth.

11 editions

Die drei Sonnen - chinesische Science Fiction

4 stars

"Die drei Sonnen" ist der erste Teil der Trisolaris-Trilogie und hat 2015 den Hugo-Award gewonnen. Anspruchsvoll und stellenweise langatmig, aber es war für mich total spannend, chinesische Science Fiction zu lesen, gerade mit diesen philosophischen Ausführungen.

Not just bizarrely nihilistic and cynical, but also pro-authoritarian propaganda

1 star

Content warning This book is intensely political.

Good, but watch out - sets up trilogy

5 stars

The first few chapters had me darting to and from Wikipedia to help add some context to a story that is deeply set in the Chinese Cultural Revolution. It',s a triviality to call the story complex, a mystery than unfolds through the book. Be warned this is the first in a trilogy and a very much sets itself up this way, which was a little frustrating in the last few chapters.