Book 20: the Three-Body Problem  

Picked on 10/21/15

Paperback : $12.11, eBook: $12.99

By Cixin Liu

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Why Mark Picked the Book (source: Mark's Facebook Page)

It's a Chinese science fiction book that has gotten so popular there's now a Hollywood movie being made based on it.

This will also be a fun break from all the economics and social science books I've read recently.

The Three-Body Problem is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience this multiple award winning phenomenon from China's most beloved science fiction author, Liu Cixin.
Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion. The result is a science fiction masterpiece of enormous scope and vision.

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