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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:49 am 
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I'd recommend this marvelous space opera novel to sci-fi lovers, it's a Hugo(2015) Award-winning bestseller.

The Three-Body Problem
https://www.amazon.com/Three-Body-Probl ... 765382032/
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The Dark Forest
https://www.amazon.com/Dark-Forest-Reme ... 765386690/
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Death's End
https://www.amazon.com/Deaths-End-Remem ... 765386631/
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The Wikipedia pages:
The Three Body Problem
The Dark Forest
Death's End

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:55 am 
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Besides English, this trilogy has been also translated into some other languages, including German, French, Spanish, Russian etc. Seems there are quite a few friends here are from Germany, FYI, according to Wikipedia, it won 2017 Kurd-Laßwitz-Preis for Best Foreign SF work.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:02 am 
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Yep, great read (so far, I'm in the middle of the second volume). It was a little hard for me to get into the story at first, but it's definitely worthwhile.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:41 am 
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The Silent One wrote:
Yep, great read (so far, I'm in the middle of the second volume).


The 2nd volume The Dark Forest is my favorite among the trilogy. I still remember the first time I finish it in three days around ten years ago. What an immersive reading experience!

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It was a little hard for me to get into the story at first, but it's definitely worthwhile.


Many other people feel the way like you, it's really hard to get into it at first :) , there are two reasons:

1, Liu's narrative style is slow, many readers say Liu is a story teller, not a shower.
2, The story starts from the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution period(1960'~1970') of China, as a space opera sci-fi, the beginning plot is a little bit quirky. Even most of young Chinese people know little about this dark era of modern China, not to mention the Western ones.

Just keep reading, your patience will finally get paid off.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:42 am 
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Thank you very much, EnLightning. I didn't know this author. Now my mouth is watering.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:01 am 
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Oberlus wrote:
Thank you very much, EnLightning. I didn't know this author. Now my mouth is watering.
谢谢你


:lol: No prob.

I don't know how many friends here from North America, AFAIK, After won Hugo award, the author Cixin Liu became quite popular among U.S and Canada sci-fi fans. Search Amazon, Goodreads or Youtube about the author and his books, you will find many reviews.

I often travel around the two countries and China, many of my friends and colleagues there became the fans of the author also.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:18 pm 
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Well, in Spain, AFAIK, it's not very popular (my wife, that is a bookworm although doesn't like sci-fi specially, told me that she saw some reviews of that author, but that is not a proof of popularity since she knows about almost anything that has ever been printed on the Earth in most widespread languages).


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:17 pm 
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He's quite popular here in France, or at least seems popular enough, afaict. Haven't read it myself, as I don't read much sci-fi anymore.


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