In today’s podcast, Heather and I discuss Chinese novelist Cixin Liu’s Hugo award-winning, The Three-Body Problem, a book President Barack Obama called “wildly imaginative.”
The Three-Body Problem is a welcome foray into the hard science fiction genre. When it comes to astronomy, mathematics, and the forefront of scientific theory, Liu knows his stuff. His ideas are both fascinating and largely plausible. But the author admits to being far more interested in exploring science, and the thought experiments in his book, than weaving a compelling narrative with engaging characters, and it shows. That’s not to say I don’t recommend The Three-Body Problem. The ideas Liu tackles make it a worthy read, and if you love science as much as I do, it’s a journey you’ll want to take.
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