The Three-Body Problem

Hardcover, 400 pages

English language

Published Sept. 12, 2014 by Tor Books.

ISBN:
978-0-7653-7706-7
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OCLC Number:
868276526

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4 stars (231 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.

22 editions

Michael Vilain

3 stars

An interesting view into what it was like to live and work in PRC during Mao's reign of terror. Switching back and forth between the two cultures (alien and earth) was interesting. I didn't have as much of a problem with the "gimmick" used by the alien culture to communicate with earth but boy did my friends who were physicists. They categorically reject the book. I liked it enough but not enough to watch the series being made of it or read the the rest of the books in the series. YMMV.

Pas mal mais je ne comprends pas trop l'engouement

4 stars

J'ai passé un bon moment à lire le problème des trois corps. C'est bien écrit, avec une structure narrative intéressante qui fait qu'on rentre facilement dans l'histoire. J'ai beaucoup apprécié de lire un livre chinois, dans un contexte et une histoire qui change du tout-étatunien de la science fiction, que je connais mal et que j'ai trouvé vraiment intéressant. Le côté science-fiction "dure" est aussi plaisant, on comprends dès le départ qu'il est féru de physique et qu'on va se plonger dans des questions théoriques, et ça fait du bien. Maintenant venons aux aspects négatifs : déjà il faut bien le dire, si j'ai trouvé que c'était un bon livre, je ne comprends pas sa réputation internationale, il y a plusieurs points (comme la société des tri***) que je trouve assez bancals et pas très crédibles. Si le sujet est amené de manière originale et prenante, on en arrive au …

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