The Three-Body Problem, by Cixin Liu

The Three-Body Problem, by Cixin Liu We’re all so busy looking down at our feet (perhaps at our glowing screens), we forget to look up…and wonder what might be looking […]

May 3, 2017 // Tara May // No Comments // Posted in Book Reports

The Three-Body Problem, by Cixin Liu

We’re all so busy looking down at our feet (perhaps at our glowing screens), we forget to look up…and wonder what might be looking back. Is there other intelligent life in the universe? What would happen if they contacted Earth? How would human civilization respond to such a communication? Would we band together and welcome our visitors, or would we separate into factions, divided by our feelings about the merits of saving the human race?

These are the questions one is presented with in The Three-Body Problem. A book heavy in science—physics in particular—and world building, The Three-Body Problem welcomes the reader into a world rife with political division (much of it based in real history), a spur of suicides in the science world, and a video game depicting another civilization in our universe.

Throughout the book you’ll argue whether you should love these characters or hate them, and ponder the question of what you would do in a similar situation. Offering questions of humanity, morals, and plenty of physics, The Three-Body Problem is an enticing read for any fan of hard science fiction.


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