Next month sees the release of The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu (and translated by Ken Liu), a writer writer heralded as “China’s bestselling and most beloved science fiction writer”. And already 2nd book in the trilogy is lined up: The Dark Forest (translated by Joel Martinsen), coming July of next year.
Here’s the cover and synopsis for The Dark Forest…
The continuation of a tour de force near-future adventure from China’s bestselling and most beloved science fiction writer
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.
In 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.
- Hardcover: 480 pages
- Publisher: Tor Books (July 7, 2015)
- ISBN-10: 076537708X
- ISBN-13: 978-0765377081