eBook, 604 pages

English language

Published Nov. 3, 2016 by Actes Sud.

ISBN:
978-0-7653-7710-4
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OCLC Number:
936360629

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4 stars (175 reviews)

Death's End (Chinese: 死神永生, pinyin: Sǐshén yǒngshēng) is a science fiction novel by the Chinese writer Liu Cixin. It is the third novel in the trilogy titled Remembrance of Earth's Past, following the Hugo Award-winning novel The Three-Body Problem and its sequel, The Dark Forest. The original Chinese version was published in 2010. Ken Liu translated the English edition in 2016. It was a 2017 Hugo Award for Best Novel finalist and winner of 2017 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel.

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reviewed Death's End by Cixin Liu (Remembrance of Earth’s Past, #03)

Review of "Death's End" on 'Storygraph'

No rating

The conclusion of the Remembrance of Earth's Past makes Interstellar look like baby shit. 

reviewed Death's End by Cixin Liu (Remembrance of Earth’s Past, #03)

Review of "Death's End" on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

Great book. The development of the story is amazing. It scratches all the sci-fi itches and it's highly addictive.

My only complaint about this book is that it's the last written by Liu Cixin (in this series) and the ending seemed too quick for me. I would love to have more development and many more books on this universe to read.

reviewed Death's End by Cixin Liu (Remembrance of Earth’s Past, #03)

Review of "Death's End" on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

This is really a 4.5 for me. As this series has progressed, the writing has been better and better. Once again, the author has been able to mix a vast, epochal scale, with a small, intimate story. It was optimistic at its core, despite being riddled with pessimism.

If you like (extremely) hard sci-fi, this whole series is wonderful.

reviewed Death's End by Cixin Liu (Remembrance of Earth's Past, #3)

Death's End

5 stars

In between significant and smaller blind spots—including, like Goethe, promoting a stalker's idea of love—is a work of phenomenal imagination. It's the most absorbing book of the three, and excitingly explores ideas of humans in time and space.

Review of "Death's End (Remembrance of Earth’s Past #3)" on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

An excellent conclusion to one of the best sci-fi trilogies I've read.

The book as a whole was wonderful and I'm so glad I read it, but I do want to mention that as endings go, I felt the ending of the second book more satisfying and conclusive.

Some notes about the ending from my reread (for those who have read the book):



The ending was way more melodramatic than it needed to be, in my opinion. There were a couple easy solutions:

- Presumably AA and Yun Tianming had their own ship (or how did Tianming get there) so couldn't they have flown up to relativistic speeds and gone forward in time to meet the others? I'll admit that timing the deaccelaration would be extremely tricky since they didn't actually know when the others would come out of relativistic speeds, but it could probably be solved with some application …

reviewed Death's End by Cixin Liu (Remembrance of Earth’s Past, #03)

Review of "Death's end" on Goodreads

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.

reviewed Death's End by Cixin Liu (Remembrance of Earth’s Past, #03)

Review of "Death's End" on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

What is it about trilogies? And why is the third installment so often a let down? Maybe it's just me, preferring the middle of a journey over the destination. Anyway, while I had some problems with this book, I enjoyed it immensely.

Cixin Liu wraps up his incredible trilogy offering the reader more of what he served in the first two books: exotic culture, imaginative and mostly plausible use of science, and wild plot twists.

My problem is I think he tried too hard. At 600 pages, this is the longest book in the series. I felt that he really didn't hit his stride until about 200 pages in. He also tried to make use of inserting "excerpts" from a future work as a foreshadowing device. The problem is these weren't used much in the second half for no apparent reason, and more critically, the tone he uses in these …

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