Friday, May 12, 2017
Remembrance Of Earth's Past
I have raved enough about The Three-Body Problem that my husband went out and bought a copy of the first two books. I plan on reading them when we have the complete set as I figure that there is much that I would have missed listening to the audio book. I think it says a lot about a book, especially hard/military science fiction genre books like these, that I would want to return to the story again.
This is science fiction with what I consider to be the traditional story telling style of the Chinese saga. There are so many components to the books it reminded me of Romance of the Three kingdoms and had such a classic way of relating events that had me also thinking of Journey To the West. These fractions of stories all wove together to make an incredible and inevitable result (which Cixin has very carefully helped you to understand that there could not be any other way to conclude his story). It's clever and original and not what I have come to expect from a regular "Earth is being invaded by hostile aliens and this is how we fought them" type of story. Death's End is nominated for the Hugo this year, I wish Cixin Liu the best of luck.