UPDATE All spoilers are now hidden During those few years I m using Goodreads I ve noticed something curious the better a book is the less I know what to write in a review Death s nd illustrates it perfectly I m sitting in front of my laptop wondering what should I write and all the ideas all my creativity leads to such vast and in depth reviews like Just wow It s amazing book nuff said or It s a masterpiece worth ten stars not just five But I mean it What started in The Three Body Problem as a good but slightly below my The Pebbles On The Beach expectations book and continued into The Dark Forest s low pace and still nothing is going on though it s almost 50% of the book alreadyxploded into outstanding and gripping sci fi whose grandeur and scale are almost unparalleled What I liked the most about this book was Liu Cixin s ability to constantly challenge me and constantly win that challenge More than once I ve raised my A Casebook on Existentialism eyebrows and said to myself well ok now THAT is same crappy space mumbo jumbo I wonder how you my dear Liu Cixin will write yourself out of this Aaaaand he always did More he always came up with a perfectly simple and perfectly scientifically viable solution Lightspeed Check Teleportation Check Communicating throughout whole galaxy Check Also this bookven had some philosophical insights and considerations and amazingly they did not seem out of place here I simply can t tell you what s this book is about because Shigeru Miyamoto even some slight plot revelations would most likely lead to huge spoilers but a few simple facts might do it So what s the fabula of this book First we are presented with a couple new characters the book is written from their points of view They are Yun Tianming a sort of a secondary character and Cheng Xin the main protagonist of the story Trisolarans are still coming though Earth now seems to be in control as Luo Ji s Dark Forest theory which he came up with in a second book was confirmed thus leaving Earth in a position of power regarding the Trisolaris remember how I said that Liu Cixin always comes up with a perfect scientific solution Here s a superb sample of it Dark Forest theory profoundlyxplains The Fermi Paradox Events transpire and suddenly Cheng Xin founds herself in a situation where she is being responsible for the fate of the whole Solar systemNow here s the moment for a single drop of criticism I was able to think of during the whole book It might be considered a light spoiler but I cannot write it otherwise So the situation Cheng Xin happened to be in finally occurred view spoilerand she failed miserably letting down the whole mankind hide spoiler WOW What a way to Rahul Sankrityayan Swapan Aur Sangharsh end the series This is my very first sci fi and it has set such a high standards for me in this genre that whatever I will read in sci fic from now on will be in its shadows Like the previous two books this book also has a different protagonist Cheng Xin I was so happy for this female since I was a little disappointed in Dark Forest as it has all the male leads Cheng Xin is a rocket scientist awakened from artificial hibernation She made a plan which would interfere with the advance of Trisolari s towardsarth ultimately destroying it There are two other important plot lines but I am not giving away any spoilers one must read the book to know about them because reading them is so much fun and at the same time it gives a very deep meaning to the web that Liu has weavedIf Three Body Problem tells us about a single civilization s Flannery O'Connor Walker Percy and the Aesthetic of Revelation existence in the universe Dark Forest about howveryone is being hunted Death s End tells us about the abundance of new Universes different dimensions how Vademecum Ojca everyone is scared of being discovered how physics is being used to destroy othersxistence and finally how scary it is live under the constant fear of being discovered It gave me shiversMr Liu has created a world that is beyond imagination in this world It is complex and but somehow he managed it to simplify in a way that is asy
TO UNDERSTAND HE HAS CRAMMED SO MUCH INFORMATION IN understand He has crammed so much information in 600 pages that it is hard to take it all at once but you can just put it down and not know how these people survive This review won t be complete until I mention the fairy tales that Liu has told us in this book They are in stark contrast to the heavy sci fi language of the book Simple yet captivating these tales hid a deep meaning to the survival of human race Take a bow Mr Liu for so beautifully hiding those messages Highly recommended A dismal often confusing nd to a very grim series There be some spoilers ahead so be warnedI was not thrilled with this one largely because I found the main character incredibly annoying and a bit of a Mary Sue No matter how badly she fucks up and screws over the human race in the process nobody ver seems to blame her or wonder why the fate of humanity keeps getting put into the hands of someone with decision making skills that are this poor The only one who seems to blame the main character for her long list of
is the main character herself this is treated as simple survivor s guilt or depression when it uite literally is her weakness that nearly results in the genocide of the human race TwiceAnnoyingly nough the main character seems all but impervious to death skipping gloomily over the surface of centuries in hybernation only waking up to screw up some major vent after a bunch of admittedly breathtaking scenery porn Then nobody blames her she gets made into a madonna figure for no good reason and so the noble Mary Sue seals herself in cold sleep so that Humanity Will Not Worship Her will not worship her am not kidding this actually happens than once UghWhile some of the glimpses of humanity s future beyond the Solar System are thrilling the book stubbornly all but ignores the tales of Blue Dream and Gravity xcept for a few chapters near the front third probably because the contrast would make the MC s blandness stand out The Man Died Prison Notes of Wole Soyinka even The main character isn t the only frustrating one as humanity in this story isxtremely prone to xtremely stupid irrational and pointless decisions that nd up sealing the fate of most of its members The times that we did succeed get skipped over because this book just isn t depressing Întâlnire cu Thomas Cresswell enough Not saying this isn t realisticnough but is it necessary that we make the wrong decision EVERY timeNear the أميرة قرطبة end the author seems to introduce new spots of hope just so he can yank them out from under you before youven fully understand the technobabble behind what you just read We think we re going to. With The Three Body Problem English speaking readers got their first chance to xperience the multiple award winning and bestselling Three Body Trilogy by China's most beloved science fiction author Cixin Liu Three Body was released to great acclaim including coverage in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal It was also named a finalist for the Nebula Award making it the first translated novel to be nominated for a major SF award since.
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Still great to see how well portrayed are humanity s behaviors in the face of xtraterrestrial danger and unknown things here Weakness and ignorance are not barriers to survival but arrogance is When it comes to ideas and concepts this book and trilogy deserves a perfect score from me But when it comes to Finding Release (Wild R Farm, enjoyment I must admit that similar to The Three Body Problem Death s End is not without its flaws Considering that this trilogy is my first hard Sci Fixperience I have no idea if this particular situation applied to The Awakener The Time Is Now every book in the genre or not but there are several times where the science jargon becamextremely dense and info dumpy These parts were uite a chore for me to go through sometimes The Man Who Sold the World David Bowie and the 1970s even boring as these made the book felt like a physics and cosmology lesson I m talking about one or two long chapter in succession that doesn t have any dialogue or paragraph break at all I can t help but feel these parts were aimed specifically for scientists and those who are truly well versed with the topics Also the characterization of Cheng Xin is so much weaker in comparison to Luo Ji from The Dark Forest It s not as bad as TTBP but I guess it can t be helped Cixin Liu s storytelling has always focused on the plot and scientific factors rather than strong characterization The Dark Forest somehowxcelled in characterizations and it s also why I love that book the most out of the trilogyKen Liu once again did a fantastic job with the translations In terms of translations I honestly can t decide which one is better between Ken Liu and Joel Martinsen I feel like both of them did an xcellent job translating this trilogy that s full of scientific jargon and theory I seriously wish I can xplain about all the other aspects that made this book deserve an award but I must refrain from doing so It s better for you to xperience it yourself all I can say is that Cixin Liu deserves all the recognition he received Although the Dark Forest remains my favorite out of the trilogy Death s End is a great conclusion the series and Remembrance of Earth s Past is a series that very Sci fi fans must readAlso this was the last book in my reading challenge of the year so here s a glorious cover porn for celebration Series review The Three Body Problem 355 StarsThe Dark Forest 55 StarsDeath s End 45 Stars Remembrance of Earth s Past 12515 Stars You can find this and the rest of my Adult EpicHigh Fantasy Sci Fi reviews at BookNest One of the best sci fi series I ve The Inhumans ever read I never write reviews but I will make anxception for this book1 I read the the Three Body Problem and The Dark Forest in June 2016 back to back and was devastated to learn that the final instalment would not be available in English until September2 I contemplated learning Mandarin in order to shorten the wait3 I contemplated Google translating the Chinese Botánica Insólita: 2 (Lienzos y Matraces) edition4 Death s Endxceeded my Entrenar y correr con potenciómetro (Deportes nº 12) expectations5 In the future people will take neuro drugs that wil This is one of those rare mind blowing novels of such fantastic scope and direction that words just can t do it justice It s the third book that started with the Hugo Winning The Three Body Problem continued with The Dark Forest They re all fantastic but I have to honestly say that I loved this one than the restWe ve got the scope of some of Stephen Baxter s Xeelee Seuence going on here I m talking universe spanning scope going straight through time like a hot knife through butter and right on out into thexpanding reaches of the imagination The first book dives into the tiniest particles and higher dimensional spaces the second deals with the apparent macro universe and the ongoing conflict between the Tri Solarans and Humanity and the third concludes with some truly and amazingly harrowing Paying My Boyfriends Debt experiences from thend of the stalemate the near genocide of humanity and the grand realization that it s all gone مثل وموال قراءة في النفس الإنسانية even wrongAnd things only get worse from thereI m properly flabbergasted by this book There arenough fantastic ideas crammed in here for ten books maybe Engaging Russia: A Report to the Trilateral Commission (Triangle Papers) even twenty Andven if it wasn t so idea
RICH FROM THE EXTRAPOLATED SCIENCES EXTREMELYfrom the The Calculus Story: A Mathematical Adventure extrapolated sciencesxtremely thought out conseuences and لم يستدل عليه even furtherxtrapolations from there we Gaijin even get some of the interesting charactersver written in SFMy appreciation of The Dark Forest only increases when set beside this one and although I didn t consider that novel uite worthy of the Hugo as the first novel was it was an amazing set up for this last novel s The Black Sea Germans in the Dakotas execution The Dark Forest is anxpression of the idea that the universe is an Prince of Thorns extremely hostile place Any two alien species that meets is likely going to preemptively wipe out the other or face the reality of being wiped out Such conflicts at such huge scales and high technology and physics can be utterly amazing and one sided from startxplosions to local space conversions between dimensions such as turning a local three dimensional plane of The Pretenders (The Similars, existence into a two dimensional oneUtterly shocking Utterly amazingWeven get to visit Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres early on the tombstones ofntire alien civilizations that Inhalant, Whippet, and Popper Abuse escaped the Dark Forest by hopping into the fourth dimensional frame from the third dimension only to discover that the great time stream is shrinking a bunch of big fish already having consumed all the small fish and now the pond ofxistence is shrinking to almost nothingEach new discovery or option or hope is Rocket Man explored and dashed The conflict the Sword of Damocles never leaves the tale The Dark Forest is alwaysvident and it s depressing and awe inspiring and a great story and I was honestly in awe of all the new directions it tookI ve read a LOT of SF I ve never seen anyone pull this off uite as well as thisHe never seen anyone pull this off uite as well as thisHe on very new idea and makes a universe as frightening as it is amazing and nothing makes a universe as frightening as it is amazing and nothing stays the sameAnd best of all he leaves humanity as it is Hopelessly outmatched Always hopelessly outmatched No matter what we do how we advance and improve or build upon inherited technologies from our one time friends dark gods and demons the Tri Solarans there s always a new snagshiverHonestly there s no way to review this xcept to tell The Gothic Idol Ideology and Image Making in Medieval Art Cambridge Studies in New Art History and Criticism everyone out there that there s just too many great things to say about it that it is a monumental undertaking that it is anndlessly fascinating and impressive corpus of work and that veryone should avail themselves of this trilogyIt s just that good I m in aweSome things are just heads and shoulders above the rest Well perhaps this one is a whole storey above all the rest too Correctio. As uals without the terrible threat of mutually assured annihilation But the peace has also made humanity complacentCheng Xin an aerospace ngineer from the arly 21st century awakens from hibernation in this new age She brings with her knowledge of a long forgotten program dating from the beginning of the Trisolar Crisis and her very presence may upset the delicate balance between two worlds Will humanity reach for the stars or die in its crad. .
Get a big dramatic reunion then Breakdown everything goes balls up just because it can and suddenly they ve missedach other by 18 million years Fun By the time the final twist comes through I ve ceased to care about anything involving this stupid universe and its monotonous paean of sorrow and darkness and just wanted to see the bloody thing The Pet Store Job end one way or another I want to state I didnjoy the first two books but this conclusion surprised me with how dull dismal and depressing it is not to mention how utterly unlikeable the main character was Given these gaping flaws three stars is rather generous but there are The Art of Guweiz enough cool ideas and good descriptions in there that I would feel bad ranking it 2 or below despite wanting to beat the main character to death with a live salmon Sadly I can t really recommend this one unless you loved Books 1 and 2 and can t stand not knowing how things shake out between Earth and Trisolaris EDIT Upon later reflection this book really doesn t deserve 3 stars Even 2 is being kinda generous but since it wasn t all bad I ll give it that This book like the other two books in the series is very imaginative There were parts of the book that were interesting and made you think However unlike the other two books it doesn t really lead anywhere other than increasingly implausible disasters and poor decision making Humanity keepsntrusting its fate to one particular woman and Jinny the Changeling each time she decides she d rather letveryone die rather than make a tough decision This is why we don t let the hippies manage the nuclear deterrent Everyone in their proper sphere and all that Anyway she feels bad about it afterwards and I guess we are supposed to Hidden Gifts an abuse survivors triumph through cancer empathize with that Either way after the solar system the human race and thentire universe is destroyed in one way or another the book tries to Studije iz srpske religije i folklora end on an ambiguous note No thanks At some point thendless stream of disasters just becomes meaningless and the suffering just seems nihilistic Only the Nonexistence exercise of increasingly powerful and implausible deusxes seem to have any meaning in a universe where God is definitely dead None of the sacrifices or adventures of the previous two books seem to have any point If you are curious read the third book but otherwise the Mansfield Park ending of the second book wrapped up the plot up till then in a pleasing way so I d recommend just stopping there Injoyed this so much than The Dark Forest The science and Film-Konzepte 41 epic ideas on display captured my imagination And yetThe gender dynamics grated on me throughout Feminity is all about love and motherliness wut An autistic male scientist wasn t a real man because he d never been with a woman yeah kinda hella offensive in two ways thereThe final 100 pages were depressing as hell Realistic Dunno Showing that humanity isn t the center of the universe and maybe not really that important Yup Still depressing You betchaAnd Cheng Xin The main character is a woman And the story just beats her up over and over again She s smart but has no agency She gets nothing DONE The plot moves along because I can hardly heapnough praise onto Cixin Liu s great trilogy and it s incredibly breathless Elska Magazine 15 Bogota ending fittingly titled Death s End The story is so tightly bound to the two previous books and so surprising and astounding and mind bending that revealing any of the plot here would be a massive spoiler Rarely have I read a book of such vast scope that was able to maintain a few primary characters and touch upon nearlyvery field of human knowledge and inuiry from history to literature to philosophy from
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earth sociology to cosmic yet although it gets veryvery technical the author takes pains to The Tower of Nero The Trials of Apollo explain the concepts in layman s terms and wherever possible provide visualxamples Note that sometimes the xplanation will come a little after a new phenomenon and so one must be patient but the patience pays off in a major way I think that this trilogy is perhaps ven stronger and internally consistent than ven Asimov s classic Foundation Trilogy and I really could not put any of the books down as I was passionately drawn into the story and surprised time and time again by the originality of the ideas and science fiction aspects but also moved by the characters specially in the second two volumes It is sad for me to say goodbye to Sophon and no spoilers at the Hitlers Rocket Soldiers end because I wanted this marvelous tale to continue Alas like all things Death s End had tond as did a certain character s second guessing of decisions One could find a lot of reasons to call the series uite cynical but I found it to be uite positive at the very Mortimer's Graffiti Ab 3 Lernjahr Level 1 Lernmaterialien end it left me the feeling that our best uality as humans is the capacity for love of others and I could not have dreamed of a better message 10 stars Still months later the ideas from this book are present in my mind It is truly amazingFor parents definitely a high school or after book with however no sex and relatively little violenceI was far less happy with Ball Lightning by the same author but so farnjoying The Redemption of Time by Liu s friend and 3 Body fan BaoshuFino s Cixin Liu and other Chinese SciFi and Fantasy ReviewsThe Three Body ProblemThe Dark ForestDeath s EndThe Wandering EarthSupernova EraBall LightningThe Redemption of Time Fan Fiction approved by Cixin LiuInvisible Planets Short Story AnthologyThe Paper Menagerie and Other StoriesThe Grace of KingsThe Wall of Storms Death s End should ve won the Best Novel of the year award at Hugo Award 2017 instead of The Obelisk Gate by NK JemisinI was scared to start this book because in my opinion The Dark Forest truly felt like the perfect conclusion to the series In fact I still do However Cixin Liu outdone himself by showing all his imaginative and brilliant ideas that made the trilogy goes into territories that goes beyond godlike it made this book a worthy conclusion to the trilogy Judging from the first book alone it felt surreal to see how far and grand the scope of the story has become in this book It s speculatively brilliant and highly imaginative but most of all despite how far fetched all the idea seemed they actually felt possible too Time is the cruelest force of all This is because with Christmas Angels Three Heavenly Romances every grand concepts and ideas Cixin Liu backed them up with intricate scientific theories I can t help but be amazedvery time the story goes into places that I never thought can be xplored here Although less philosophical than The Dark Forest it Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities in 1976Now this pic trilogy concludes with Death's End Half a century after the Doomsday Battle the uneasy balance of Dark Forest Deterrence keeps the Trisolaran invaders at bay Earth Best Short Stories for Children enjoys unprecedented prosperity due to the infusion of Trisolaran knowledge With human science advancing daily and the Trisolarans adopting Earth culture it seems that the two civilizations will soon be able to coxist peacefully.From Earth Sociology To Cosmic