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By Cixin Liu

The Three-Body challenge is the 1st likelihood for English-speaking readers to adventure this a number of award profitable phenomenon from China's so much cherished technological know-how fiction writer, Liu Cixin.

Set opposed to the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a mystery army undertaking sends signs into area to set up touch with extraterrestrial beings. An alien civilization near to destruction captures the sign and plans to invade Earth. in the meantime, on the earth, varied camps begin forming, making plans to both welcome some of the best beings and aid them take over an international visible as corrupt, or to struggle opposed to the invasion. the result's a technology fiction masterpiece of huge scope and vision.

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