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El problema de los tres cuerpos (EL PROBLEMA DE LOS TRES CUERPOS / THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM SERIES) (Spanish Edition) (original 2008; edition 2016)

by Liu Cixin (Author)

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With the scope of Dune and the commercial action of Independence Day, this near-future trilogy is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience this multple-award-winning phenemonenon from China's most beloved science fiction author. Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion. The result is a science fiction masterpiece of enormous scope and vision.… (more)
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Title:El problema de los tres cuerpos (EL PROBLEMA DE LOS TRES CUERPOS / THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM SERIES) (Spanish Edition)
Authors:Liu Cixin (Author)
Info:PRH Grupo Editorial (2013), Edition: 001, 450 pages
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The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin (2008)

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    Anathem by Neal Stephenson (storyjunkie)
    storyjunkie: There are stylistic and societal-implications similarities between the English translation of The Three-Body Problem and Anathem, despite being of very different worlds, and deep into different scientific areas.
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    Contact by Carl Sagan (CGlanovsky)
    CGlanovsky: Stories about man's search for intelligent life in the universe with elements of hard science
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    Tau Zero by Poul Anderson (br77rino)
    br77rino: I put this because both books are what I would consider hard science fiction.
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    Blindsight by Peter Watts (electronicmemory)
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Jako celek je kniha děsivě nudná; každou chvíli jsem čekal, jakou fantasmagorii autor vymyslí, aby děj posunul dal.

Pro pozorného čtenáře se ovšem pár perel najde : postava bývalého policajta Da Sh by vydala na vlastní (a mnohem zábavnější) knihu; komentář k čínské kulturní revoluci je schovaný tak trochu mezi řádky a scéna kdy bývalé rudé gardistky reflektují svou kariéru je za mne asi nejvydarenější pasáž knihy ; a nakonec úvahy o lidstvu a jeho místě ve vesmíru nejdou sice nějak do hloubky, ale jsou alespoň autentické...

...což se ale nedá říct o zbytku, který se snaží na učivu prvního ročníku technické vysoké školy vystavět jakýsi příběh. Nerda v pubertálním věku to asi bavit bude, někdo pro koho budou vědecké koncepty diskutované v knize úplná novinka a bude se dovzdělávat na wikipedii možná taky. Jinak bohužel, je plno lepších sci-fi a klasiky jako Duna nebo Nadace jsou ve srovnání s tímhle pořád úplně jiná liga. ( )
  popcorp | Jul 16, 2024 |
The story overall was very interesting. However, the parts where Chinese political scenarios are explained (Revolutionist, Adventists, etc), that part gets very difficult to understand for non-chinese readers and is very boring.
The end also feels very sudden and leaves you wanting for more. The story is definetly unfinished in one novel. This book can not be considered as a complete novel.
Apart from these shortcomings, I really enjoyed the plot with all its twists and turns. ( )
  ktn_vrce | Jul 5, 2024 |
The best SF book I have read in recent years. Original plot filled with original ideas. Two chapters into the book and I felt like eating a box of chocolates, excited and curious about what the next layer was going to offer.
It left me biting my nails waiting for the rest of the story. I have the second book but I will wait for the third to be published and then read them all without stop.
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  cdagulleiro | Jul 3, 2024 |
A decent story with an incredibly defeatist and depressing ending. If you're ready to give up, this is the book for you. ( )
  SteveCarl | Jun 24, 2024 |
I think the Chinese cultural elements make this book fresher and more interesting for a Western reader. However, beyond those trappings, once we get past the sedate beginning and we gradually discover what's going on and what the stakes are, this feels like old fashioned hard science fiction of the best kind. It does not pay too much attention to characterization. The characters, many of whom are physicists, are adequate but you probably won't list any of them in a list of your favorite fictional characters. The style is direct and unsentimental. However, it does present very interesting ideas, and for me at least it provides that elusive sense-of-wonder that seems to be exclusive to earlier science fiction or to adolescent readers.

Some of the scientific elements seem dodgy (I won't get into details to avoid spoilers), but I really got into the exhilarating and terrifying story, and I'm anxious to read the sequels because I need to know what happens. ( )
  jcm790 | May 26, 2024 |
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The Three-Body Problem is a masterclass in sci-fi with a thesis, telling a complex story about the perseverance of intelligent life and the psychology of cultures in crisis.
added by Charon07 | editThe Q, Vee Cipperman (Aug 6, 2021)
 
The Three-Body Problem turns a boilerplate, first-contact concept into something absolutely mind-unfolding. While in the virtual world of Three Body, Miao confronts philosophical conundrums that border on the psychedelic, all while remaining scientifically rigorous. The way the book's alien race seeks to assert its presence on Earth is nothing short of awe-inspiring.
added by Charon07 | editNPR, Jason Heller (Nov 13, 2014)
 
In concept and development, it resembles top-notch Arthur C. Clarke or Larry Niven but with a perspective—plots, mysteries, conspiracies, murders, revelations and all—embedded in a culture and politic dramatically unfamiliar to most readers in the West, conveniently illuminated with footnotes courtesy of translator Liu.
added by Charon07 | editKirkus Reviews (Oct 4, 2014)
 

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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Liu Cixinprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Altayó, JavierTraductorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Daniels, LukeNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hasse, MartinaPrefacesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Liu, KenTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Martinière, StephanCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Roubicek, BrunoNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sainio, RaunoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Schmidt, JakobTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Simonetti, MarcCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tavani, BenedettaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The Red Union had been attacking the headquarters of the April Twenty-eighth Brigade for two days. Their red flags fluttered restlessly around the brigade building like flames yearning for firewood.. -Chapter 1, The Madness Years, China 1967
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Mais Ye Wenjie avait un esprit scientifique, elle refusait d'oublier. Elle observait la folie et la haine qui l'avaient tant blessée avec le regard de la raison.
La raison était impuissante face à la folie.
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With the scope of Dune and the commercial action of Independence Day, this near-future trilogy is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience this multple-award-winning phenemonenon from China's most beloved science fiction author. Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion. The result is a science fiction masterpiece of enormous scope and vision.

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