Read the award-winning, critically acclaimed, multi-million-copy-selling science-fiction phenomenon – soon to be a Netflix Original Series from the creators of Game of Thrones.
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.
Praise for The Three-Body Problem:
'Your next favourite sci-fi novel' Wired
'Immense' Barack Obama
'Unique' George R.R. Martin
'SF in the grand style' Guardian
'Mind-altering and immersive' Daily Mail
'A milestone in Chinese science-fiction' New York Times
'China's answer to Arthur C. Clarke' New Yorker
Winner of the Hugo and Galaxy Awards for Best Novel
'A unique blend of scientific and philosophical speculation, politics and history, conspiracy theory and cosmology' -- George RR Martin
'Wildly imaginative, really interesting ... The scope of it was immense' -- Barack Obama
'A milestone in Chinese science fiction' ― New York Times
'A marvellous mélange of awe-inspiring scientific concepts, clever plotting and quirky yet plausible characters' ― TLS
'China's answer to Arthur C. Clarke' ― The New Yorker
'Even what doesn't happen is epic' ― London Review of Books
'Cixin Liu began his massively ambitious trilogy with this dazzling work of SF ... Hard to sum up in a few short lines, but one you read it you'll be doing your best to tell everyone else to follow suit' ― SciFiNow
'This is the first of a trilogy that begins in the Sixties and reaches a shattering climax 18,906,416 years later, by which time the war for Earth has, quite literally, acquired new dimensions' ― The Times
'The most amazing story. You learn so much' ― Daily Mirror.
About the Author
Cixin Liu is China's #1 SF writer and author of The Three-Body Problem – the first ever translated novel to win a Hugo Award. Prior to becoming a writer, Liu worked as an engineer in a power plant in Yangquan.
Ken Liu is the winner of the Nebula, Hugo, Locus, World Fantasy, Sidewise, and Science Fiction & Fantasy Translation Awards. He is the author of The Grace of Kings and The Wall of Storms, in his epic series The Dandelion Dynasty. He is also the translator of Cixin Liu's Hugo-winning and Nebula-nominated The Three-Body Problem. www.kenliu.name @kyliu99