Recently reprinted, this is modern science fiction at its best - and with a twist.
The Three Body Problem portrays three worlds: that of modern day China beginning with the excess and horrors of the Cultural Revolution; that of the alternative reality which can be experienced by players of the Three Body game; that of Trisolaris, the distant planet which the game portrays.
Through its absorbing narrative this novel explores its themes of history, philosophy and hard science in an accessible and engaging way whilst Ken Liu's expert tranlsation helps maintain the novel's distinctly Chinese voice. A fasinating read and first part of an epic trilogy.
Published by Head of Zeus; £8.99