The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu audiobook

The Three-Body Problem

By Cixin Liu
Translated by Ken Liu
Read by Luke Daniels

Macmillan Audio 9780765377067
13.44 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781427251992

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.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2015 Hugo Award for Best Novel

Nominated for the 2014 Nebula Award for Best Novel

Among longlisted titles for Hudson Booksellers Best of the Year, 2016

Winner of NPR Best Book of the Year, 2014

Among longlisted titles for Los Angeles Times Holiday Books Guide, 2014

Nominated for the 2014 Locus Award

Among shortlisted titles for Locus Awards - Nominee, 2014

Among longlisted titles for Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Guide to the 100 Best Books of the Year, 2014

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Remarkable, revelatory and not to be missed. Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Remarkable, revelatory, and not to be missed.” Kirkus Reviews

Reviews

Reviews

by CorayThan 9/13/2017
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A little slow, but interesting

This is pretty hard sci fi, and there are some Chinese historical references that the average American (like me) won't get, but overall it's a pretty interesting book. Also a lot of hard sci fi, theoretical physics, etc.

It wasn't great for me while I was running, but it's worth a listen.

Author

Author Bio: Cixin Liu

Author Bio: Cixin Liu

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 Nebula Award. Prior to becoming a writer, he worked as an engineer in a power plant in Yangquan, Shanxi.

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Author Bio: Ken Liu

Author Bio: Ken Liu

Ken Liu is a Chinese American fiction writer whose work has appeared in Fantasy & Science Fiction, Asimov’s, Analog, Strange Horizons, Lightspeed, and Clarkesworld, among other places. In addition to writing, he occasionally translates Chinese fiction into English. He is a winner of the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy awards. Ken lives near Boston with his family.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 13.44
Audience: Adult
Language: English