The Dark Forest

Category: Book
By (author): Liu, Cixin
Translated By: Martinsen, Joel
Subject:  FICTION / Fantasy / General
  FICTION / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
  FICTION / Science Fiction / Alien Contact
  FICTION / Science Fiction / Hard Science Fiction
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Tor/Forge
Published: August 2016
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 9.25in x 6.13in
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From The Publisher*With the scope of Dune and the rousing 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 and the sequel to the Hugo Award-winning The Three-Body Problem. In The Dark Forest, Earth is reeling from the revelation of a coming alien invasion - in just four centuries' time. The aliens' human collaborators may have been defeated, but the presence of the sophons, the subatomic particles that allow Trisolaris instant access to all human information, means that Earth's defense plans are totally exposed to the enemy. Only the human mind remains a secret. This is the motivation for the Wallfacer Project, a daring plan that grants four men enormous resources to design secret strategies, hidden through deceit and misdirection from Earth and Trisolaris alike. Three of the Wallfacers are influential statesmen and scientists, but the fourth is a total unknown. Luo Ji, an unambitious Chinese astronomer and sociologist, is baffled by his new status. All he knows is that he's the one Wallfacer that Trisolaris wants dead.
Review Quote*In The Dark Forest you will find a treasure trove of bold, fresh concepts. Cixin Liu spins out their implications with skill, beauty, and relentless logic, portraying humanity at its best and worst. The Three-Body trilogy may be one of the greatest epics of twenty-first century science fiction. It will chill, stir, and inspire. - David Brin Praise for The Three-Body Problem, Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel "Liu Cixin's writing evokes the thrill of exploration and the beauty of scale… . Extraordinary." - The New Yorker "Utterly, utterly brilliant. The Three-Body Trilogy is nothing short of a masterpiece." - Lavie Tidhar, World Fantasy Award winning author of Osama
Biographical NoteCIXIN LIU is the most prolific and popular science fiction writer in the People's Republic of China. Liu is an eight-time winner of the Galaxy Award (the Chinese Hugo) and a winner of the Chinese Nebula Award. Prior to becoming a writer, he worked as an engineer in a power plant. Joel Martinsen is research director for a media intelligence company. His translations have appeared in Words Without Borders , Chutzpah!, and Pathlight . He lives in Beijing.