The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Series: Remembrance of Earth’s Past (Book 1 of 3)
Genre: Hard science fiction
First English translation: 2014 by Tor Books (US), 2015 by Head of Zeus (UK)
This critically well-acclaimed science fiction novel certainly deserves its laurels.
“Wildly imaginative, really interesting..” so proclaimed Barack Obama about this trilogy. From what I can gather after reading this book, I already wholeheartedly agree. The Three-Body Problem is a truly unique and original science fiction within the realm of plausibility. Melding real-world science, history, philosophy, religion and fantastical ideas, this novel delivers a beautifully-written (and translated) narrative which engages the mind, heart and soul.