This is a quote from the book The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu.
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If you’re interested, you can read an excerpt from the book here.
The Three-Body Problem – Summary
Here is the book summary:
Set against the backdrop of China’s Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion.
Copyright © 2006 by Cixin Liu.
Translated by: Ken Liu
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