The Dark Forest (The Three-Body Problem Series #2) (Paperback)

The Dark Forest (The Three-Body Problem Series #2) By Cixin Liu, Joel Martinsen (Translated by) Cover Image
By Cixin Liu, Joel Martinsen (Translated by)
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This is book number 2 in the The Three-Body Problem Series series.


The inspiration for the Netflix series 3 Body Problem!

Over 1 million copies of the Three-Body Problem series sold in North America

PRAISE FOR THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM SERIES: “A mind-bending epic.”The New York Times • “War of the Worlds for the 21st century.”The Wall Street Journal • “Fascinating.”TIME • “Extraordinary.”The New Yorker • “Wildly imaginative.”—Barack Obama • “Provocative.”Slate • “A breakthrough book.”—George R. R. Martin • “Impossible to put down.”GQ • “Absolutely mind-unfolding.”NPR • “You should be reading Liu Cixin.”The Washington Post

The Dark Forest is the second novel in the groundbreaking, Hugo Award-winning series from China's most beloved science fiction author, Cixin Liu.

In The Dark Forest, Earth is reeling from the revelation of a coming alien invasion-in just four centuries' time. The aliens' human collaborators may have been defeated, but the presence of the sophons, the subatomic particles that allow Trisolaris instant access to all human information, means that Earth's defense plans are totally exposed to the enemy. Only the human mind remains a secret. This is the motivation for the Wallfacer Project, a daring plan that grants four men enormous resources to design secret strategies, hidden through deceit and misdirection from Earth and Trisolaris alike. Three of the Wallfacers are influential statesmen and scientists, but the fourth is a total unknown. Luo Ji, an unambitious Chinese astronomer and sociologist, is baffled by his new status. All he knows is that he's the one Wallfacer that Trisolaris wants dead.

The Three-Body Problem Series
The Three-Body Problem
The Dark Forest
Death's End

Other Books by Cixin Liu
Ball Lightning
Supernova Era
To Hold Up the Sky

The Wandering Earth
A View from the Stars

About the Author

CIXIN LIU is the most prolific and popular science fiction writer in the People’s Republic of China. Liu is a winner of the Hugo Award, an eight-time winner of the Galaxy Award (the Chinese Hugo) and a winner of the Chinese Nebula Award. Prior to becoming a writer, he worked as an engineer in a power plant. His novels include The Three-Body Problem, The Dark Forest, and Death's End.

Joel Martinsen is research director for a media intelligence company. His translations have appeared in Words Without Borders, Chutzpah!, and Pathlight. He lives in Beijing.

Praise For…

Praise for the Three-Body Problem series:

"Wildly imaginative."—President Barack Obama

“A mind-bending epic.”—The New York Times

“Absolutely mind-unfolding. . . . a science-fiction epic of the most profound kind.”—NPR

“A breakthrough book . . . a unique blend of scientific and philosophical speculation, politics and history, conspiracy theory and cosmology.”—George R. R. Martin

"Liu Cixin's writing evokes the thrill of exploration and the beauty of scale. . . . Extraordinary."—The New Yorker

“[Liu turns] technically complex and existentially dreadful ideas into books that are impossible to put down.”—GQ

“A fascinating novel of ideas."–TIME

"The best kind of science fiction, familiar but strange all at the same time."—Kim Stanley Robinson

"Remarkable, revelatory, and not to be missed."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Fans of hard SF will revel in this intricate and imaginative novel."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

War of the Worlds for the 21st century.”—Wall Street Journal

“Liu’s picture of humanity’s place in the cosmos is among the biggest, boldest and most disturbing we’ve seen.”—Los Angeles Times


“A gripping and haunting sci-fi mystery.”—Cosmopolitan

"A must-read in any language."—Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9780765386694
ISBN-10: 0765386690
Publisher: Tor Books
Publication Date: August 16th, 2016
Pages: 528
Language: English
Series: The Three-Body Problem Series