The Three-Body Problem, Hardback Book

The Three-Body Problem Hardback

Part of the The Three-Body Problem series

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1967: Ye Wenjie witnesses Red Guards beat her father to death during China's Cultural Revolution.

This singular event will shape not only the rest of her life but also the future of mankind.

Four decades later, Beijing police ask nanotech engineer Wang Miao to infiltrate a secretive cabal of scientists after a spate of inexplicable suicides.

Wang's investigation will lead him to a mysterious online game and immerse him in a virtual world ruled by the intractable and unpredicatable interaction of its three suns.

This is the Three-Body Problem and it is the key to everything: the key to the scientists' deaths, the key to a conspiracy that spans light-years and the key to the extinction-level threat humanity now faces.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Head of Zeus
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  • Category: Science fiction
  • ISBN: 9781784971557

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I really enjoyed this, the first book in a trilogy from the Chinese Sci Fi writer, C.Liu. An unusual story that starts during the cultural revolution with a terrible event, the repercussions of which effect the rest of the tale. The story jumps to four decades later, and an ongoing investigation into the deaths of some scientists, and an intellectual computer game that seems to be connected to it all. This is a book which I tend to think of as 'hard' sci-fi. Intrinsic to the plot are some quite intricate and high level scientific concepts, so it's not an easy read at times, but on the strength of the first, I'm looking forward to the second book, which has just been published here in the UK.

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