Liu Cixin

“On Earth, humankind can step onto another continent, and without a thought, destroy the kindred civilizations found there through warfare and disease. But when they gaze up at the stars, they turn sentimental and believe that if extraterrestrial intelligences exist, they must be civilizations bound by universal, noble, moral constraints, as if cherishing and loving different forms of life are parts of a self-evident universal code of conduct.”

Liu Cixin, The Three-Body Problem
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The Three-Body Problem (Remembrance of Earth’s Past, #1) The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin
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