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The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu • science fiction • novel • China

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Recommendation 3 / 5

“The Three-Body Problem” is the first novel of the “Remembrance of Earth’s Past” trilogy. A best-seller in its native China and very popular in the US. The book tells the story about Ye, a Chinese astrophysicist who tries to stop a mysterious global catastrophe that may have extraterrestrial origins. It offers a very different sort of plot than the usual space opera or whatever, but what impressed me the most was the obviously critical stance towards speaking about the cultural revolution in China…