Die drei Sonnen (chinesisch 三體 / 三体, Pinyin Sān tǐ – „Drei (Himmels-)Körper“) ist ein und zur bereits erschienenen englischen Übersetzung („The Three Body Problem“, zu dt. also „Das Dreikörperproblem“) greift der deutsche Titel. Book 1 of 3: Die Trisolaris-Trilogie The Three-Body Problem (Remembrance of Earth's Past Book 1). Cixin Liu · out of 5 stars 5, Kindle Edition. $ Das Buch Cixin Liu: The Three-Body Problem 1 jetzt portofrei für 8,78 Euro kaufen. Mehr von Cixin Liu gibt es im Shop.
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Die drei Sonnen ist ein Science-Fiction-Roman des chinesischen Autors Liu Cixin. Die Originalausgabe erschien zunächst in Fortsetzungen in der Zeitschrift Science Fiction World und wurde in Buchform publiziert; eine deutsche Übersetzung. The Three-Body Problem 1 | Liu, Cixin, Liu, Ken | ISBN: | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit Versand und Verkauf duch Amazon. The Three-Body Problem 1 (Remembrance of Earth's Past, 1) | Liu, Cixin | ISBN: | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit Versand und Verkauf. Die drei Sonnen (chinesisch 三體 / 三体, Pinyin Sān tǐ – „Drei (Himmels-)Körper“) ist ein und zur bereits erschienenen englischen Übersetzung („The Three Body Problem“, zu dt. also „Das Dreikörperproblem“) greift der deutsche Titel. Book 1 of 3: Die Trisolaris-Trilogie The Three-Body Problem (Remembrance of Earth's Past Book 1). Cixin Liu · out of 5 stars 5, Kindle Edition. $ The Three-Body Problem Book Series (3 Books). All Formats Kindle Edition. From Book 1. Die Science-Fiction-Sensation aus China China, Ende der. Jetzt online bestellen! Heimlieferung oder in Filiale: The Three-Body Problem Ausgezeichnet mit dem Hugo Award von Cixin Liu | Orell Füssli: Der.
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And science is held up as an object of worship. Science and technology are important, but I don't think they should be a religion which in some quarters they seem to have become.
Anyway, here's a brief summary. As a young girl, Ye Wenjie, an astrophysicist, witnesses the killing of her father by Cultural Revolution fanatics.
It's years before she learns the true purpose of the project. Meanwhile, many intellectuals are playing a video game which requires a haptic suit , called "The Three Body Problem".
The main gamer character, Wang Miao, is a professor of physics specializing in nanotech. It turns out the game and the Red Coast project are connected.
They both relate to extraterrestrial life. In most respects, Trisolar is behind earth technologically they are playing out earlier eras in earth history , but in certain respects they are ahead of earth.
Trisolar swings between "chaotic eras" and "stable eras". Both of these last for indeterminate time periods. Hundreds of civilizations there are destroyed by extremes of heat and cold produced by configurations of the three suns.
Residents of Trisolar dehydrate themselves to survive chaotic eras. The game's purpose is to spread information about Trisolar among persons of high intellectual capacity and high social standing.
Even though Trisolar really exists, the game plays out differently for different players. I don't want to spoil it. If you liked The Martian , you might enjoy this.
The focus is technology and science, with the prose, characters, and plot being entirely secondary to the ideas. Isaac Asimov 's Foundation was another book where the characters and plot were subordinate to the ideas, although I think it works much better as a novel than this does.
I didn't really care for Luke Daniels' audio narration either. His voice varied from leaden in some spots to over-excited in others.
And when doing foreign accents, he either exaggerated them, or in some cases, got them wrong. I'd say pass on this one, except that lots of others seem to love it.
View all comments. Just read it. The concepts are brilliant and I fear that I'll never find anything this mind-blowing.
With that said They're incredibly science heavy but anyone interested in space and first contact with aliens needs to read this! View all 31 comments.
Feb 18, Rick Riordan rated it really liked it. Adult sci-fi. By Chinese author Cixin Liu, The Three-Body Problem takes a classic scenario -- contact with alien life -- and cranks up the sinister factor to maximum.
The story begins during the Cultural Revolution when young Ye Wenjie watches her scientist father beaten to death by fervent revolutionaries. She is sent off for hard labor at a re-education camp, but by a strange twist of fate gets a chance to work at a top secret government project seeking out extraterrestrial life.
Fast forward Adult sci-fi. Fast forward to the present, when nanotech scientist Wang Miao is snatched up by cops and brought to a secret meeting of military officials who are fighting an unnamed enemy -- some force that is trying to destroy the roots of human science and technology by killing scientists or driving them to suicide.
Wang goes undercover in this strange conspiracy when he started playing a virtual reality game called The Three-Body Problem, which only the most brilliant scientific minds can hope to beat.
The premise is fascinating and well-grounded as far as I can tell in hard science. If you had the chance to pull the plug on the human race, would you do so?
Is science truly objective and provable, or is it simply the best we can do given our limited understanding of four dimensions?
I found the novel a bit of a struggle until about halfway in. There are a lot of characters, and many of them seem like ciphers to advance the plot or mouthpieces to espouse ideas rather than living breathing people.
Sometimes the prose seems like the summary of a novel rather than a novel. However, the ideas are compelling.
This is about as close to "mind-blowing" as any book I've read. If you like big ideas and fantasy based on hard science, this is worth a read.
View all 24 comments. Nov 29, Bradley rated it it was amazing Shelves: mindfuq , sci-fi , space-opera , history , worldbuilding-sf , fanboy-goes-squee , top-one-hundred.
It might be obvious to anyone growing up in those parts, of course, but I was almost lost in that story long before I saw that there was anything sci-fi about the novel.
This is a good thing. It speaks of good writing. And then things changed. I became a frog in a pot. Small hints accumulate, surrounded by mathematical problems both fundamental and curious.
And then the MC's sanity is questioned. It's an open question that both the reader and the character must answer.
And then I got an idea. I could easily make the argument that all scientists in this novel are actually Main Characters, and indeed, that theory only becomes crystal clear later in the novel.
It was a delight. The novel is full of scientist suicides, damn odd hallucinations, all the way to a fantastic virtual reality game that draws intellectuals from around the world before devolving into a suggestive epic space opera featuring some of the most interesting aliens I've read about in a LONG time.
The worldbuilding is top-knotch-squared. The clever uses of technology are the true highlights of the novel, and I'm upset.
Because the translations and publications for the next two novels are still in the future. Why am I still upset? Because I can hardly find the other works for this great author.
A grandmaster of Chinese sci-fi? I can't deny the fact. And just because I can't compare to other science fiction masters of Chinese literature is a null point.
I am already a fanboy. I'll be revelling in every work I can get my hands on. This is a fantastic example of how great science fiction can be.
Truly inspiring. This novel now a Hugo Nominee for because of the translation and introduction into the English-speaking market. It is a last minute replacement for Marco Kloos's Lines of Departure that was bravely self-removed due to the Sad Puppy 3 controversy.
It wasn't his fault, and he got caught up in some seriously not-cool BS with this year's Hugo. He should be treated like any other Hugo Nominee.
With respect and awe for the accomplishment it is, even though he withdrew. On the other hand, after finding out that Three Body Problem took his place, I have to admit that it couldn't have happened to a better novel.
I loved this one. It was really fantastic and it had everything I like to see in seriously good fiction. This one might truly be my top pick for the year.
It might be the one I cast my ballot on. But first, I need to read a few more Nominees. I take this very seriously. We bring our levels of joy and dedication to the ideas we thrive on.
Awards are only as good as we make them. I refuse to let the Hugo become a quagmire. Let the best novel win! Brad K Horner's Blog View all 75 comments.
He stated that this is one of his favorite no 3. He stated that this is one of his favorite novels, Mark Zuckerberg agreed and said the same thing, and that made me decided to give it a try.
Plus, the cover for this trilogy is gorgeous. Artworks by Jay Wong The question is: does it deserved all the praise it received?
The entire human race has reached the point where no one is listening to their prayers. To achieve moral awakening required a force outside the human race.
The entire plot was told in two different timelines, Cultural Revolution and our modern age, both in China; the scope of the story, however, is massive.
One thing you should definitely know though is that this is a hard Sci-Fi, and I will not claim to understand all the scientific terms in this book.
Now, enough talking about how dumb and dumber I am with physics, my point is, despite some terms I failed to understand, I was never bored throughout my time reading this book.
However, it's because of the weak characterizations. This book is written in third person limited omniscient narrative and this direction is apt for the story that Cixin Liu tried to tell; with a lot of changes in locations and timelines combined with the withholding of information, they provided a sense of mystery that compelled the reader to continue.
Characterizations are the most important factors in the books I read, and this book suffers from great characters to love.
Overall, The Three-Body Problem is a great book filled with imaginative ideas and intriguing plot but fell short due to its weak characterizations.
View all 35 comments. Aug 10, Adina rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites , fantasy-sf , china.
Admittedly, I did not read a lot of them. However, I can recognize when I encounter a special gem and this one definitely is unique in its world building.
Moreover, it is very well written and translated which, unfortunately, it is not always the case with SF novels, especially with the classics.
The first chapters take place in the Chinese Cultural revolution and I thought to be a harrowing experience which perfectly introduced the reader in the oppressive atmosphere of the time.
I do not want to say too much of the plot because I believe it is better for each of you to explore it. I went in almost blindly and I appreciated the opportunity to discover by myself how the plot develops.
What I can tell is that you will read an amazing blend of Chinese history, mythology, hard SCi-Fi and well crayoned characters.
If I were to reveal anything I guess this quote from the first part of the novel is pretty suggestive. Despite some long science passages, the narration flows beautifully and I was not bored for one second.
I am looking forward to reading the next volume in the series and I hope it will not suffer from the 2nd books syndrome. One of the best SF books I've read.
Review to come. View all 17 comments. May 24, Michael Finocchiaro rated it it was amazing Shelves: novels , fiction , chinesest-c , sci-fi , favorites.
Fascinating piece of scifi by Chinese writer Cixin Liu. A surprising mix of nanoscience, string theory, and astrophysics and religion with the Cultural Revolution as a background, the story takes its protagonist Xiao Wang the nanoscientist into an adventure that will impact all of humanity.
I liked Ye, the astrophysicist, and found Du Shi, the policeman, funny and well-drawn. As for the action and plot, it is easy to read although I got a little lost in the pure science aspects once or twice Fascinating piece of scifi by Chinese writer Cixin Liu.
As for the action and plot, it is easy to read although I got a little lost in the pure science aspects once or twice despite being an engineer and having dabbled in quantum mechanics years ago.
I am excited about reading the next two books which I suspect will be a little like the Foundation Trilogy by Asimov and hope you'll also enjoy this one.
Note that it won the Hugo award in , kind of a geek's Pulitzer if you will. Having finished the entire series, I have to say that it does actually get better and better as it evolves.
The narrative structure of this first book is a quite different than the other two but all are extraordinary.
I am reading the Cixin Liu-approved fan extension, The Redemption of Time by Baoshu now, and it is really good but you have to have finished the trilogy to follow it.
View all 14 comments. Jan 16, Lightreads rated it it was ok Shelves: fiction , science-fiction. A scientist is drawn into a conspiracy involving a computer game and an old research station and extra-terrestrial life.
Translated from the original Chinese. I have to admit I read this book mostly because the way it's being talked about made me really uncomfortable.
There's the contingent who want to treat it as some sort of referendum on the Chinese science fiction landscape, or Chinese literature in general, as it was a wildly successful bestseller there.
Yeah, okay, tell you what — go take a A scientist is drawn into a conspiracy involving a computer game and an old research station and extra-terrestrial life.
Yeah, okay, tell you what — go take a look at this week's NY Times bestseller list and pick out the book we should translate into other languages for readers to judge as a referendum on all of American writing of that genre.
I'll wait. And then there's the way the translator responded to criticism by making a lot of sweeping statements about Chinese writing that I have very little doubt, even in the absence of any personal expertise, are dubious at best.
This book is occupying some weird space in reviewerland, is what I'm saying. So I read it, and. It's not very good.
Which kind of figures, since if notions of best seller can be translated, then this book is Chinese Tom Clancy. It did intrigue me on behalf of other Chinese science fiction, though.
The cultural context of this story — the asides about how communism impacted intellectual thought, for example — interested me more than anything else.
I generally have a pretty good nose for these things, though, and I smell movie deal, for what that's worth. View all 26 comments.
Oct 19, B Schrodinger rated it it was amazing Shelves: physics , first-contact , science-fiction. Originally published in it's native Chinese in , The Three-Body Problem has now been translated for English speakers to read and enjoy.
It is the first volume in a hugely successful SF trilogy that has proved to be a popular seller in China. No matter what our opinions are on the government of China, we all know that they have a history of controlling the media.
It was not so long ago that I was reading articles on how even SF stories may not be published if they contain certain themes or SF Originally published in it's native Chinese in , The Three-Body Problem has now been translated for English speakers to read and enjoy.
It was not so long ago that I was reading articles on how even SF stories may not be published if they contain certain themes or SF tropes that the government does not approve of such as time travel.
Yet here we have a novel that Tor are willing to bring to an international English audience. So is it a matter of government restrictions being exaggerated or is it proof that art defies restrictions?
While I can think about these questions I do hit a brick wall after a short while. I'm no geography or political buff. I have no ideas on these matters.
Sure it would have been great to know what the hell was going on in those early chapters during the 'cultural revolution', but I guess I was lucky to follow the story when it delved a bit into quantum mechanics and orbital mechanics.
And while a reader without this knowledge would not have a problem following the story at all and could easily skim those sections, they definitely were rewarding and offered a greater depth to the story.
And I'm sure that someone with a knowledge of modern Chinese history would have felt the same. Three-Body is essentially the story of two scientists, Ye Wenjie, an engineer working in a top-secret military base during the 's, and Wang Miao, a nanotechnologist in current day China.
While events in current day China unfold for Wang, the story of Ye is told in alternate sections. The nature of the top-secret base is uncovered during the intricate story and don't worry, it's not a bad X-Files ripoff at all.
But I did find Wang's story much more interesting and frightening. It explores the idea of the failure of science. What happens if over time scientific endeavours consistently defy any conjectures or postulates, refuse to comply with any previously known laws and just keep on giving random and seemingly supernatural outcomes?
It may sound a bit trivial here, but the more you think about it, the more frightening it is. And the author explores this and truly did convey the horror to me as the reader.
The events of this book had me tense and on-edge at several points. There really are some fascinating ideas pursued in this book and it is a thoroughly entertaining and thought-provoking read in the style of SF greats such as Kim Stanley Robinson and Asomiv.
The style of interchanging stories with historical aspects, as well as some of the style did remind me of Murakami, but I have no idea if this is being literature racist as this is the only other Asian book I have read other than those by Murakami.
It also had echoes of Neal Stephenson in that it was an intricate and baroque plot full of subterfuges and technical writing. But maybe I'm just projecting two of my favourite authors onto another book that I enjoyed.
So here is one reader that is converted to the forthcoming volumes and possibly converted to reading more international SF. Both Stanislaw Lem and the Strugatsky brothers failed to take my interest, but Liu Cixin has managed to produce something that I really did enjoy and also made me think big thoughts.
September Reread: Nothing has changed, but I put my star rating up. It is a special read that I enjoyed just as much the second time around.
Yes, there were very little surprises, but I appreciated the pacing and understood more about the characters and the history.
I saved my reading of Book 2 and 3 until they were all out. I'm too old and there are too many other books to read to have to reread a series each time a new volume comes out.
See you all for for Book 2 review. View all 27 comments. Shelves: not-can-us-or-uk , favourites , sci-fi , sff-award-winners. I just spent a week with this hard science fiction, Hugo-award winning novel from Chinese author Cixin Liu and I have to admit: I'm impressed.
The Three-Body Problem had me putting off tasks to pick it up, stuck with me throughout my day, and was always a pleasure to read when I sat down with it.
Indeed, this review seeks to help an intrigued rea I just spent a week with this hard science fiction, Hugo-award winning novel from Chinese author Cixin Liu and I have to admit: I'm impressed.
Indeed, this review seeks to help an intrigued reader decide if this book would be a good fit for them and their reading taste. Hard Sci-Fi The premise of The Three-Body Problem is that an alien civilization receives a message from a Chinese scientist in the s and plans to come to Earth, naturally, for a good old-fashioned invasion.
I know, I know. This novel revels in its appreciation of science and a bit of brushing up on introductory physics would not go amiss. Cixin Liu and his translator, Ken Liu does a fantastic job in explaining basic and high-level science concepts in clear language.
Although there were times in which I had to set the book down to interpret, these moments were largely towards the end of the book where the science gets really out there.
I was also less than impressed with the video game within the book that serves as an introduction to the alien civilization. Roughly, each time the game is booted up the player is greeted by an ever-advancing Earth-based representation of scientific progress.
So, at first you meet an ancient Chinese king, but eventually you hang out with Einstein. This grew on me after the first few chapters set in the game.
Liu uses these sections to convey the difficulty of the scientific problem at hand, show reverence for science history, and introduce the civilization in an innocuous way.
The first pages deal mostly with the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Of course, as the novel goes on it does an excellent job of weaving together the threads from the Cultural Revolution and the impending invasion.
Where other novels skim over the nitty-gritty of the science behind spectacle, The Three-Body Problem spends pages making sure the reader knows what to expect.
This never feels obnoxious; on the contrary, it is refreshing to see an author convey a concept in such understandable language.
Though the novel alternates between the time of discovery during the Chinese Cultural Revolution and the present day story, it never feels random.
There are stretches where I spent 50 pages in the present, took a brief 10 page detour into the past, only to return for a lengthy bit set in the present.
The story unfolds rather than following a strictly predictable path. Instead of predictability, it seems guided by logic.
This all makes for a read that is compelling because it makes the reader feel as if they are hot on the pursuit of the central mystery.
Instead of driving the plot, Wang reacts to it. I never felt that the decisions he makes in the novel were guided by his belief system.
The Three-Body Problem genuinely makes the case for having a fairly empty lead. Of course, there are two more novels in the series that will delve further into the impressive, exciting, and pessimistic world that Liu has created.
You can find my review of The Dark Forest here! View all 18 comments. Dec 23, Samantha rated it it was ok.
While this is obviously a masterpiece of hard sci-fi, that is also the reason I had a hard time connecting to it.
While the science behind it all is complex and interesting, I found myself glazing over many a time and detaching from the story. The characters didn't feel real to me.
Aside from that, this is a book I'd love to discuss with others because I wonder how much of this book was harder for me due to cultural and historical differences I wasn't even aware of while reading.
I think I have While this is obviously a masterpiece of hard sci-fi, that is also the reason I had a hard time connecting to it. I think I have discovered that hard sci-fi is not for me, as I need more of a connection to the story and characters, but I'd recommend this for any science buff.
View all 6 comments. I'm really waffling between whether to rate "did not like it" vs. I've consciously created a "not my cup of tea" shelf for this very book, however, because a lot of people seem to have liked it.
Is this what hard SF is like? In which case, it reminds me of similar "I am completely unable to get interested in this" proble I'm really waffling between whether to rate "did not like it" vs.
In which case, it reminds me of similar "I am completely unable to get interested in this" problems I had with Kim Stanley Robinson last year.
I actually started this book months ago, but wasn't feeling it after the first chapter and stopped. I picked it up again now, stubbornly ploughing through because of the Hugos, and I kept waiting for it to suddenly turn around and wow me, but Learning more about the Chinese Cultural Revolution was fascinating, and I liked seeing its colossal effects on Ye, plus the feeling of 'science will save us' that permeates the society.
Liu Cixin's imagination of an alien society was really good and unique dehydrate! Da Shi is, hands-down, the best character of this entire book.
I much rather wanted to read his tales of fighting crime, with his seedy, no-bullshit, 'I'm not a good cop, but I'm a great cop' approach. He livened up every scene he was in!
Instead, this was so much like reading a physics textbook. That's about where my praise ends, because I prefer emotional character-driven plots with some action, whereas this is a science-driven impersonal plod.
Who the hell is Wang, our protagonist? After one single scene with his wife and son! He's just the viewfinder through which we see information unfold -- and unfold it does, with just reams and reams of exposition and info-dumps.
The prose is dull. I didn't so much mind it being stilted, and the dialogue carrying the remnants of its original language a conscious effort on the translator Ken Liu's part , but it's just such a trudging plod.
I highlighted a few more poetic passages that I really liked, but for the most part it leans more to clinical and dry.
I really liked the virtual reality chapters, but after all that buildup, I feel like it just fizzles out and absolutely, literally, nothing has been accomplished by the end of the book.
With where the plot goes, the entire book honestly just feels like a prologue for the sequel. I feel like the Goodreads blurb was pretty awfully off-base, touting that it has "the scope of Dune and the commercial action of Independence Day ".
Without characters with real depth to get attached to, I just never got hooked into this book.
Specifically: view spoiler [I'm talking about the rebels turning against all of humanity, to the extent of campaigning for the deaths of themselves and their own children.
And this is a widespread movement?? We're such a selfish, self-centered, survival-oriented species that I just don't believe it. I mean, I get the point.
I get that it's about humans pitted against humans, and the divisive cracks that can tear us apart even without the physical presence of an Other.
But man, I just couldn't bring myself to care. I'm so sorry, Cixin. I wanted to love it. Nov 17, David Brin rated it it was amazing.
The Three-Body Problem is part one of an award-winning trilogy by Liu Cixin — and is arguably the best Chinese science fiction novel ever translated into English.
The series explores the world of the Trisolarans, a race that is forced to adapt to life in a triple star system, on a planet whose gravity, heat, and orbit are in constant flux.
Facing The Three-Body Problem is part one of an award-winning trilogy by Liu Cixin — and is arguably the best Chinese science fiction novel ever translated into English.
Take a look at Stephan Martiniere's way-cool cover for the coming Tor Books edition! If so, the good news stretches beyond China!
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The chapters on India-China relations are well worth reading for they trace the history and recent developments in the relationship and go a long way to explaining why the relationship is now in crisis.
Chapter 8, especially, is the core of his argument. It traces the eroding convergence between India and China which has changed the strategic framework which kept the relationship relatively stable between and Xi told Modi that after their many meetings he felt he hardly knew Modi.
In any case, as China pushes out and seeks to build a China-centric order in Asia, and China-US relations grow more contentious, India and Pakistan have been pushed up the Chinese priority list.
But he is careful not to predict the future. Some of what Krishnan says might be disputed, as is only normal in a work on such a controversial and alive subject.
For instance, he seems to believe that a public reckoning in India for is essential for a boundary settlement. This is hard to understand as a settlement would require both sides to put the past aside or behind them rather than coming to an accounting or truth and reconciliation process.
At one place the book suggests that China wants peace in Jammu and Kashmir which is questionable.
Overall, on the India-China boundary and on the relationship as a whole, Krishnan is careful to be objective and offers a fresh and useful perspective that deserves to be widely read.
I also have another issue with the book. Why is there no index? This is a serious book about a serious subject, and it should take itself seriously enough to have an index.
No one knows how the never-ending story of India and China will play itself out, for we are at a moment of great uncertainly in the relationship, in Asia and in the international situation.
Krishnan wisely refrains from too much prediction. It also keeps and encourages an open mind. Most of all this is a very readable book—Krishnan has the great advantage of never having worked in government or a corporation.
He can therefore still express himself clearly, without jargon. The six portraits at the end are most useful in breaking the stereotypes that still pervade foreign commentary on India-China.