The Three-Body Problem

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The Three-Body Problem
Published: 2016-01-12

exploring  dark forest concept first hypothesized by science fiction author and astronomer David Brin while trying to explain the Fermi paradox and by Greg Bear in his 1987 novel The Forge of God
a conjecture proposing that many alien civilizations exist throughout the universe, but  are  silent and hostile for fear of being destroyed by another hostile and undetected civilization


“Wildly imaginative, really interesting.” —President Barack Obama on The Three-Body Problem trilogy 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 Other Books Ball Lightning (forthcoming)