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The Three-Body Problem Boxed Set contains all three volumes of Hugo Award-winning author Cixin Liu's bestselling science fiction trilogy: The Three-Body Problem; The Dark Forest; Death's End--translated by Ken Liu.A secret military group sends signals into space in hopes of establishing contact with aliens -- and succeeds.Picking up their signal is an alien civilization on the brink of destruction who now readies to invade Earth.News of the coming invasion divides humanity like never before. Some want to help the superior beings take over a world they see as corrupt. Others prepare to fight the invasion at all cost.The Three Body Problem trilogy is a ground-breaking saga of enormous scope and vision.
Eight light-years away, a star has died, creating a supernova event that showers Earth with deadly levels of radiation. Within a year, everyone over the age of thirteen will die.And so the countdown begins. Parents apprentice their children and try to pass on the knowledge they'll need to keep the world running.But the last generation may not want to carry on their parents' legacy. And though they imagine a better, brighter world, the future may be so dark humanity won't survive.
When Chen's parents are incinerated before his eyes by a blast of ball lightning, he devotes his life to cracking the secret of the mysterious natural phenomenon. His search takes him to stormy mountaintops, an experimental military weapons lab, and an old Soviet science station.The more he learns, the more he comes to realize that ball lightning is just the tip of an entirely new frontier in particle physics. Although Chen's quest provides a purpose for his lonely life, his reasons for chasing his elusive quarry come into conflict with soldiers and scientists who have motives of their own: a beautiful army major with an obsession with dangerous weaponry, and a physicist who has no place for ethical considerations in his single-minded pursuit of knowledge.
In those days, Earth was a planet in space.In those days, Beijing was a city on Earth.On this night, history as known to humanity came to an end.Eight light years away, a star has died, creating a supernova event that showers Earth in deadly levels of radiation. Within a year, everyone over the age of 13 will die.And so the countdown begins. Parents apprentice their children and try to pass on the knowledge needed to keep the world running.But when the world is theirs, the last generation may not want to continue the legacy left to them. And in shaping the future however they want, will the children usher in an era of bright beginnings or final mistakes?
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