- 13 Jul 2021 14:36
Finally finished Liu Cixin's much talked about sci-fi, "Three Body Problem". I will definitely classify it as hard sci-fi as in the sciency stuff makes sense and its not start the "Quantum Generators". I do have a major complain though, all the characters were so cold and reclusive, except for Da Shi, I didn't cared for any of the characters. They all could had spontaneously died, and I would had gone, "Ok, lets find another scientist and move the plot forward". But I don't know, I have never interacted with someone actually working in advance fields of physics, may be they all are reclusive and cold.
On the surface the plot is a simple "alien invasion" but the whole concept is actually much bigger than that, I won't spoil it much but the concept and its execution was top notch. I was always excited to read the parts where our protagonist entered this VR game and tried to solve the seemingly random movement of astronomical objects in this VR. So yeah its a solid sci-fi, I mean its generally hard to like a book where characters are not particularly noteworthy and yet just because of the concept, and execution, this one shines.
I have ordered the second book in the series, "The dark forest" and will start reading it soon.
"Reason has always existed, but not always in a reasonable form." Karl Marx