The Three-Body Problem (The Three-Body Problem Series #1) (Paperback)

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This is book number 1 in the The Three-Body Problem Series series.

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After reading Liu Cixin's masterful Remembrance of Earth's Past trilogy (beginning with The Three-Body Problem), the series became my go-to recommendation to nearly anyone looking for expansive, mostly hard science fiction. The writing style is quite slow, but reading the translator's notes is highly recommended to shed light on why certain style choices were made. The story is deceptively simple: this is the beginning of humanity's contact with aliens, told with heavy thematic linkage to its backdrop of Chinese communist revolution. If you are itching for one of the most realistic and expansive new science fiction universes to lose yourself in, you have definitely found it. It's got a slow start, but this series is brilliant.

— From Gabriel

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Soon to be a Netflix Original Series!

War of the Worlds for the 21st century.” – Wall Street Journal

The Three-Body Problem
is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience the Hugo Award-winning phenomenon from China's most beloved science fiction author, Liu Cixin.


Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion. The result is a science fiction masterpiece of enormous scope and vision.

The Three-Body Problem Series
The Three-Body Problem
The Dark Forest
Death's End

Other Books
Ball Lightning
Supernova Era
To Hold Up the Sky

About the Author


CIXIN LIU is the most prolific and popular science fiction writer in the People’s Republic of China. Liu is an eight-time winner of the Galaxy Award (the Chinese Hugo) and a winner of the Chinese Nebula Award. Prior to becoming a writer, he worked as an engineer in a power plant. His novels include The Three-Body Problem, The Dark Forest, and Death's End.

Ken Liu is an award-winning author of speculative fiction. His books include the Dandelion Dynasty series (The Grace of Kings), The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories, The Hidden Girl and Other Stories, and the Star Wars tie-in novel, The Legends of Luke Skywalker. He frequently speaks at conferences and universities on topics like futurism, machine-augmented creativity, the mathematics of origami, and more. He lives near Boston with his family.

Praise For…


A breakthrough book . . . a unique blend of scientific and philosophical speculation.” —George R. R. Martin, on The Three Body Problem

Extraordinary.” —The New Yorker, on The Three Body Problem

“Remarkable, revelatory and not to be missed.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review, on The Three Body Problem

"A must-read in any language.” —Booklist, on The Three Body Problem

"A meditation on technology, progress, morality, extinction, and knowledge that doubles as a cosmos-in-the-balance thriller.... a testament to just how far [Liu's] own towering imagination has taken him... forever into the canon of science fiction. - NPR, on Death's End

"The best kind of science fiction, familiar but strange all at the same time." -- Kim Stanley Robinson, on The Three Body Problem



Product Details
ISBN: 9780765382030
ISBN-10: 0765382032
Publisher: Tor Books
Publication Date: January 12th, 2016
Pages: 416
Language: English
Series: The Three-Body Problem Series