Death's end

(Three-body trilogy -- Book III)

604 pages

English language

Published Jan. 5, 2016

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5 stars (4 reviews)

With The Three-Body Problem , English-speaking readers got their first chance to experience the multiple-award-winning and bestselling Three-Body Trilogy by China's most beloved science fiction author, Cixin Liu. Three-Body was released to great acclaim including coverage in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. It was also named a finalist for the Nebula Award, making it the first translated novel to be nominated for a major SF award since Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities in 1976. Now this epic trilogy concludes with Death's End . Half a century after the Doomsday Battle, the uneasy balance of Dark Forest Deterrence keeps the Trisolaran invaders at bay. Earth enjoys unprecedented prosperity due to the infusion of Trisolaran knowledge. With human science advancing daily and the Trisolarans adopting Earth culture, it seems that the two civilizations will soon be able to co-exist peacefully as equals without the terrible threat of mutually assured …

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5 stars

I suppose I don't read a ton of sci-fi, but this is one of the most satisfying payoffs I have ever read in any genre. This book drags a bit in places because Liu Cixin is incredibly meticulous about tying up loose ends and also feels the need to introduce a trillion new ideas, but it's all interesting and worthwhile. Once again, the dense science is balanced out with some very human, very heart-rending stuff. The whole trilogy is one of the best book series I've ever read. Can't say enough good things.

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