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Head of Zeus
The Dark Forest
The Dark Forest Cixin Liu, translated by Joel Martinsen
 The Three-Body Problem, 2

Winner of the 2018 Arthur C. Clarke Award for Imagination in Service to Society.

Half a century after the Doomsday Battle, the uneasy balance of Dark Forest Deterrence keeps the Trisolaran invaders at bay.

Earth enjoys unprecedented prosperity due to the infusion of Trisolaran knowledge and, with human science advancing and the Trisolarans adopting Earth culture, it seems that the two civilizations can co-exist peacefully as equals without the terrible threat of mutually assured annihilation. But peace has made humanity complacent.

Cheng Xin, an aerospace engineer from the 21st century, awakens from hibernation in this new age. She brings knowledge of a long-forgotten program dating from the start of the Trisolar Crisis, and her presence may upset the delicate balance between two worlds. Will humanity reach for the stars or die in its cradle?

'Cixin Liu is the author of your next favourite sci-fi novel' Wired.

'A milestone in Chinese science fiction' New York Times.

Head of Zeus * Science Fiction
06 Sep 2018 * 560pp * £8.99 * 9781788543019
REVIEWS
'A unique blend of scientific and philosophical speculation, politics and history, conspiracy theory and cosmology'
George R.R. Martin
'Wildly imaginative, really interesting ... The scope of it was immense'
Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States.
'A milestone in Chinese science fiction'
New York Times
'Cixin Liu is the author of your next favourite sci-fi novel'
Wired
'China's answer to Arthur C. Clarke'
The New Yorker
'The Three Body epic concludes with sweep and scope and majesty, worthy of Frederik Pohl or Poul Anderson, Scholar Wu or H.G. Wells. The universe is likely to be a rough neighborhood. See just how rough... and how life might still prevail'
David Brin
'This is a series that I will always have on my book shelves because of the pleasure it gives to revisit it ... Credit is also due to the translator, the extraordinary Ken Liu, for creating a read which enables all the high level concepts to weld with the ongoing epic story'
Strange Alliances
'Complex and grandiose ... this is a mind-altering and immersive experience'
Daily Mail
'The grand scale continues in this third volume ... There are many layers to this story, built up and woven together to form an extraordinarily grand tale of mankind's future. This volume brings the trilogy to a grand and satisfying conclusion'
SFCrowsnest
'Cixin's trilogy is SF in the grand style, a galaxy-spanning, ideas-rich narrative of invasion and war between humanity and the alien 'Trisolarians''
Guardian
'Even what doesn't happen is epic'
London Review of Books
'The narrative and conceptual momentum of the series takes off at a scale and velocity I couldn't possibly have imagined before reading. The Three-Body trilogy makes insignificance and unknowability and futility seem so spiritually exciting that I felt breathless. I'd join a book club that just discusses it every month for a year'
New York Times
ALSO IN THE SERIES
Remembrance of Earth's Past
The Three-Body Problem
Death's End
Author
Cixin Liu
Cixin Liu
Cixin Liu is China's #1 SF writer and author of The Three-Body Problem – the first ever translated novel to win a Hugo Award. Prior to becoming a writer, Liu worked as an engineer in a power plant in Yangquan.
ALSO BY Cixin Liu
The Wandering Earth
Ball Lightning
Remembrance of Earth's Past
The Supernova Era
Of Ants and Dinosaurs
Hold Up the Sky
The Three-Body Problem
Death's End
Translator

Joel Martinsen

Joel Martinsen
Joel Martinsen is the translator of The Dark Forest by Cixin Liu and (with Alice Xin Liu) of The Problem With Me, a collection of essays by Han Han. His translations of short fiction have appeared in Pathlight, Chutzpah, and Words Without Borders. He lives in Beijing.
ALSO BY Joel Martinsen
Ball Lightning
Remembrance of Earth's Past
The Supernova Era
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