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The Three-Body Problem 2. The Dark Forest


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The universe is a forest, patrolled by numberless and nameless predators. In this forest, others are hell, a dire existential threat. Stealth is survival. Any civilisation that reveals its location is prey. Earth has. And the others are on the way.

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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.


Wildly imaginative, really interesting... The scope of it was immense
*Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States*

A milestone in Chinese science fiction
*New York Times*

A marvellous mélange of awe-inspiring scientific concepts, clever plotting and quirky yet plausible characters, all conveyed in in a plain style capable of signalling hidden depths
*The Times*

The best kind of science fiction
*Kim Stanley Robinson*

Vivid, imaginative and rooted in cutting-edge science... Cixin stands at the top tier of speculative fiction in any language'
*David Brin*

Full of surprises and wondrous ideas... The depth of feeling here is extraordinary. Emotion and science brilliantly co-exist. To call the vision grand and ambitious seems a ridiculous understatement... I await the conclusion, Death's End, in the spring with enormous anticipation. I have no doubt that when this trilogy is complete we will have a masterpiece on our hands'
*For Winter Nights*

Hauntingly gentle in its delivery and gorgeous in its own wondrous atmosphere, The Dark Forest is a quiet slice of lovely science fiction... it's bursting with character and ingenuity'
*Starburst magazine*

Chinese SF has been neglected in the wider world for far too long

A breakthrough book... a unique blend of scientific and philosophical speculation, politics and history, conspiracy theory and cosmology, where kings and emperors from both western and Chinese history mingle in a dreamlike game world, while cops and physicists deal with global conspiracies, murders, and alien invasions in the real world'
*George R.R. Martin.*

[The Three-Body Problem and The Dark Forest are] the works of fiction I am most enthusiastic about

Even what doesn't happen is epic
*London Review of Books*

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