The Three-Body Problem

(Remembrance of Earth's Past #1)

The Three-Body Problem (Paperback, 2015, Head of Zeus)

Paperback, 434 pages

English language

Published Dec. 3, 2015 by Head of Zeus.

ISBN:
9781784971571

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4 stars (51 reviews)

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 unpredictable 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.

12 editions

Guter Auftakt der Trilogie

4 stars

Ich hab innerhalb von zwei Tagen "Die Drei Sonnen" von Cixin Liu gelesen. Das hatte ich schon sehr lange auf meiner Liste und erfreulicherweise waren alle drei Bände der Trilogie in der Stadtbücherei vorrätig.

Die knapp 550 Seiten haben sich schnell und angenehm gelesen. Das Meisterwerkgefühl bliebt bei mir jedoch leider aus.

Die Geschichte ist nett, aber jetzt nichts neues, vieles wirkt eher konstruiert und anstatt Entdeckung wird eher präsentiert.

Review of 'The Three-Body Problem' on 'GoodReads'

5 stars

Dis sum good sci fi. The characters are paper thin, but the SCALE. The sense of time, space in this is breath taking. I was glued. Couldn't stop reading!

Review of 'O Problema dos Três Corpos' on 'GoodReads'

5 stars

Cixin Liu desenvolve magistralmente um enredo complexo, com dimensões políticas, históricas e com um fio condutor filosófico contra o qual diversos e elaborados personagens se posicionam de modo diverso. Ele faz isso sem perder o suspense, e, quando descreve tecnicamente (e o faz com frequência), não se torna maçante. É um livro essencial para quem gosta de ficção científica espacial-militar.

Review of 'The Three-Body Problem' on 'GoodReads'

4 stars

Brakuje mi książek z nurtu hard SF i ta książka jest dobrym przedstawicielem. Ciekawy pomysł i forma. Mam też wrażenie, że w książce złożono hołd Umberto Eco i jego książce o pewnym wahadle:) Nie jestem literaturoznawcą, więc mogę się mylić, ale pewne wątki, sceny, a wreszcie samo wahadło we własnej osobie tak mi sugerują. Niestety - znowu zawiodła redakcja. Dialogi gnieniegdzie brzmią bardzo sztucznie, chociaż może to wynikać ze sposobu mówienia Chińczyków. Mnie to raziło. Jednak wpadki w rodzaju "wyszedł z gorzką miną" to już na pewno redakcja, a nie specyfika. Niezależnie polecam książkę fanom SF i czekam na kolejny tom.

Review of 'The Three-Body Problem' on 'GoodReads'

4 stars

I am very conflicted about this book. Parts of it are just wonderful, masterfully combining rich, expressionistic and very poetic descriptions of situations with minimalistic, yet terribly well-found descriptions of thoughts and emotional states. The "sci" part of it also feels fairly well-researched.However, my problem with the book begins with the "fi" part. Some of the characters strike me as flat and wholly unrealistic, especially the roguish cop Da Shi who combines a superhuman level of insight into the human psyche with a cartoonishly insensitive behaviour. It is impossible for me to tell if this is a cultural trope that I as a Westener is unfamiliar with, and therefore cannot accept as readily as someone who shares the author's cultural background or if it is simply poor character construction. Also, parts of the world-building and overarching plot struck me as very cliché, and frequently gave me a feeling of "oh, …
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