El problema de los tres cuerpos (Trilogía de los Tres Cuerpos, #1)


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The Three-Body Problem (Chinese: 三体; lit. 'Three-Body') is a science fiction novel written by the Chinese writer Liu Cixin. The title refers to the three-body problem in orbital mechanics. It is the first novel of the Remembrance of Earth's Past (Chinese: 地球往事) trilogy, but the whole series is normally referred to as The Three-Body Problem. The trilogy's second and third novels are The Dark Forest and Death's End respectively. The first volume of The Three-Body Problem was first serialized in Science Fiction World between May and December 2006. It was published as a standalone book in 2008, becoming one of the most successful Chinese science fiction novels of the last two decades. The novel received the Chinese Science Fiction Yinhe ("Galaxy") Award in 2006 along with many more over the years. By 2015, a Chinese film adaptation of the same name was in production. The English translation by Ken Liu …

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Review of 'Three-Body Problem' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

Content warning Discusses elements of the plot

Science Fiction

5 stars

Spannend aufgebaut mit verschiedenen Handlungssträngen, die sich irgendwann zusammenfügen. Technische / physikalische Grundprinzipien auch für mich als Laien verständlich dargestellt. Und die Frage nach dem "First Contact" mit all ihren Implikationen wurde toll beackert. Zusätzlich erfährt von noch etwas über die jüngere chinesische Geschichte.

Good, but watch out - sets up trilogy

5 stars

The first few chapters had me darting to and from Wikipedia to help add some context to a story that is deeply set in the Chinese Cultural Revolution. It',s a triviality to call the story complex, a mystery than unfolds through the book. Be warned this is the first in a trilogy and a very much sets itself up this way, which was a little frustrating in the last few chapters.

Review of 'Le problème à trois corps' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

This book was a real rollercoaster for me.

The book is good, but, it felt like a rollercoaster to me. We start with a looooot of description, nothing makes sense and I kinda lost interest until the middle of the book.

I knew there was going to be something interesting, so I kept on reading, and it was worth it... until I started reading the last few chapters and then again, descriptions, descriptions and descriptions.
And as someone who is fairly acquainted to some physics terms, I got the gist of a lot of things, but there is too much going on in there and that makes you lose your interest. At least in my opinion.

Don't get me wrong it is still a good book overall, but I'm not sure that I want to read the books that will follow.

Review of 'Le problème à trois corps' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

De la (hard) SF chinoise, voilà qui sort de l’ordinaire et qui pique la curiosité, à supposer que la quatrième de couverture, (qui en dit peut-être un peu trop certes mais pas plus que les anglo-saxonnes) ne suffise pas. Je ne me fie pas au prix remporté par ce roman, car si certains prix valent peut-être mieux que d’autres, par principe je n’en tiens pas compte.

[Vous pouvez lire la suite sur mon blog, merci :)]

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3 stars