The Three-Body Problem, Book #1

The Three-Body Problem

by Cixin Liu

Translated by Ken Liu

On Sale: 12/03/2015


About the Book


1967: Ye Wenjie witnesses Red Guards beat her father to death during China's Cultural Revolution. This singular event will shape not only the rest of her life but also the future of mankind.

Four decades later, Beijing police ask nanotech engineer Wang Miao to infiltrate a secretive cabal of scientists after a spate of inexplicable suicides. Wang's investigation will lead him to a mysterious online game and immerse him in a virtual world ruled by the intractable and unpredictable interaction of its three suns.

This is the Three-Body Problem and it is the key to everything: the key to the scientists' deaths, the key to a conspiracy that spans light-years and the key to the extinction-level threat humanity now faces.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781784971540
  • ISBN 10: 1784971545
  • Imprint: Head of Zeus
  • On Sale: 12/03/2015
  • Pages: 400
  • BISAC1: Fiction & related items / Science fiction


Cixin Liu is China's #1 SF writer and author of The Three-Body Problem - the first ever translated novel to win a Hugo Award. Prior to becoming a writer, Liu worked as an engineer in a power plant in Yangquan.

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