Remembrance of Earth's Past: The Three-Body Trilogy
This discounted ebundle includes: The Three-Body Problem, The Dark Forest, Death’s End
"Wildly imaginative, really interesting." —President Barack Obama
The Three-Body trilogy by New York Times bestseller Cixin Liu keeps you riveted with high-octane action, political intrigue, and unexpected twists in this saga of first contact with the extraterrestrial Trisolaris.
I just hope that you too borrow a little time to go on this detour and that one day fate brings our paths together again.
I do not think it’s hyperbo ...more
Wasn’t impressed by the second book’s translation, but the lyrical quality of Ken Liu’s translation of the first and third book transcends the Chinese original.
Myself, discovered this gem after consulting a former-President Barack Obama reading list of 2016.. he also seemed to have liked it.
The author (and translator) did a great job of weaving extremely complex scientific ideas into the fabric of the plot. The writing was magical, and there were many unforgettable episodes. I'm not a big science fiction guy, but man, this book walloped me.
Power through the slow parts of the trilogy; the overall effect is totally worth it, and all the challenging stuff has major payoffs down the road ...more
P.S: Liu Cixin supports the Chinese Government’s genocide of Uyghurs ...more
Like a lot of good science fiction, this trilogy ends up highlighting the uniqueness of being human - that our culture, emotions, and motivations are sometimes enabled and hindered by science and technology, but that in the end, the essence of what makes us human persists.
After finishing the third book:
I can't even start to image how Liu got the idea.
How he thought "I think I will build the biggest tale I can imagine"
It starts with the chinese cultural revolution, and reaches from the fall of Constantinople 1453 to the fall of the universe billions of years from now.
27th July 2020
I haven't finished this yet, but I'm halfway through the second book.
The third sci-fi trilogy in my 2020 sci-fi trilogy-trilogy.
The first of them was Broken Earth, which ...more
Cixin Liu has done for science fiction what Tolkien did for fantasy with the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit put together.
It’s difficult for me to consider ...more
(1963- ) Multiple award-winning Chinese author who swiftly shot to prominence in the People's Republic after the publication of his debut short story "Jing Ge" ["Whale Song"] (June 1999 Kehuan Shijie). A graduate of the North China Institute of Water Power and Hydroelectric Engineering, he inadvertently presents a rather traditional career path for Chinese science fiction writers, continuing to work as a senior engineer for the China Power Investment Corpo ...more
Also, knowing this, there is no reason to give Cixin the benefit of the doubt regarding sexism in his writing. I had thought it was more about his awkwardness with writing about general human interactions, but now I think it's safe to ...more
Fantastically vivid in its scientific speculations, rigorous and cold in its logic, yet Remembrance of Earth's Past is dazzlingly poetic in picturing the universe at large and its relation to the human experience. It gets better and better, grander and grander with each book it will be hard to believe where the story started by the time it en ...more
"If done right, the movie will be better than the book".
P.S: Liu Cixin supports the Chinese Government’s genocide of Uyghurs so if you want to read these books, I would highly recommend getting them for free or buying them second hand as to not support the author financially.
Just some random thoughts - I may write a proper review later.
3 stars...I would have given 4 but I feel a need to offset the multiple 5 star reviews.
Maybe my expect ...more
This is my review for all three books; It’s been a long time since I’ve had such mixed feelings on a book(s).
First the good stuff; Descriptions of places and people are for lack of better words, “lavish.” Characters and their feelings are deeply explored and they themselves have a huge sense of complexity and depth. They evolve and change and it’s great that way.
The bad; pacing is terrible. Maybe a spoiler of sorts so don’t read more- for a series of books that span “all” of humanity’s ...more
The story is well written and engaging all through the three books. And though it has many similarities with the foundation trilogy the storytelling isn't on the same level. It is very intellectual ...more
Each book grows logarithmically from where the last one left it. The crisis and the characters grow in unexpected ways, differentiating each book from the others. The first book starts as a "detective story meets gamers"; the second is a psychological dram ...more