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by Cixin Liu, Ken Liu
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N.A. Ratnayake
N.A. Ratnayake rated it 3 months ago
Loved it. Fantastic, mind-blowing ideas and many-layered cultural setting, social systems, and characters. My only complaints are 1) the dialogue comes off as stiff and overly-constructed (which I assume I can attribute to the difficulty of translating from Chinese), and 2) the exposition and plot a...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 5 months ago
The look of incredulous disgust on their face when I admitted I hadn't read 'Three-Body Problem'. It was too much to bear, so at my earliest convenience I picked up a copy and devoured it. This is incredible! I know I've been saying a lot of great, hyperbolic things about a lot of the sf I've been r...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it 7 months ago
I have been getting yelled at for a while to read "The Three-Body Problem." I really wish that I had left it alone. I had a hard time even getting immersed in the book cause not a lot of it made sense to me and we kept changing POVs. I know about the Cultural Revolution in China (East Asia was my m...
learn by going
learn by going rated it 1 year ago
What would you do if the laws of physics, of the universe, turned out not to be laws at all? Imagine you're a scientist confronted with this realization. This is one of the more disturbing realities that characters must contend with in The Three-Body Problem, the first of a trilogy by Chinese author...
YouKneeK rated it 2 years ago
The Three-Body Problem was originally written in Chinese and has been translated to English. I read the English translation, and I enjoyed it quite a bit. The story had its quirks, but it held my interest well. One of the fun aspects was definitely getting a little taste of Chinese culture and hi...
Fiction Fantastic
Fiction Fantastic rated it 2 years ago
I just couldn't get into this. There was virtually no character building, and the technical stuff was just way too much for me. I ended up skipping a bunch of paragraphs that was just too dense for me. I didn't feel anything for any of the characters and I couldn't bring myself to care about their p...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 3 years ago
"The thin curve [when Ye was watching a waveform on a screen supposedly from an alien civilization], rising and falling, seemed to possess a soul." Metaphor only takes me so far...When I’m reading a supposedly hard SF book I must put into action my non-suspension-of-disbelief-hat. That’s the only ...
The English Student
The English Student rated it 3 years ago
I had difficulty with this one. In all honesty, I'm not sure how much of that difficulty was cultural; TheThree-Body Problem doesn't, quite, feel like a novel geared to Western expectations of narrative (which isn't, of course, a bad thing). The actual plot is as hard as it's possible for hard SF ...
Reader! Reader!
Reader! Reader! rated it 3 years ago
I did like this book—and I very well might read the next one—but the physics and astronomy stuff was a bit much for me. How much is real theory? How much is made up theory? How much is proven and not theory? I have no idea! But there are some very clever ideas in here—dehydration, stable and chaotic...
Cynically Speaking
Cynically Speaking rated it 3 years ago
"The Three Body Problem" is a science fiction book by Cixin Liu translated from Chinese. Yes, that is correct, an award winning Science Ficiion novel from China. And it is about contact with Aliens a la SETI. That's all I needed to know. This is a trilogy and the first book is very good. The...
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