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What Happens If China Makes First Contact? - A trip to China to visit the world’s largest radio dish built for seeking out extraterrestrial intelligence. On the journey, he meets Liu Cixin, China’s preeminent science-fiction writer, for a wide-ranging discussion about the risks of making contact.


As America has turned away from searching for extraterrestrial intelligence, China has built the world’s largest radio dish for precisely that purpose.






[–]Mogeezie 1464 points 9 hours ago
Liu Cixin wrote the “three body problem” series, if you are at all interested in space exploration and the implications of contact with extra terrestrial life this book is a must read.


[–]circa1519 311 points 9 hours ago
Amazing book and series! Some people find them slow but they're worth it. Get the audiobook if get bored with long books.


[–]OhBestThing 267 points 8 hours ago*
Crazy series, enjoyed it a lot if a bit of a slog at times. Among other things, as a western guy (American), it was super interesting to read a translated book by a Chinese author (probably first one ever for me). The prose, diction, style, etc. felt VERY different than Western writers. Hard to put my finger on why exactly (more... cold? Logical?), but was very distinct.


[–]Mazzelaarder 39 points 7 hours ago
I'm literally reading it right now and my experience is exactly like yours. It may be the least purple prose SF/fantasy book I've ever read. Almost no flowery language.
I keep wondering if this an author trademark or actually something inherently Chinese.


[–]TehArkhamKniggit 34 points 8 hours ago
Must be him. A lot of Chinese literature is super artistic and very abstract. I? think it’s his writing style.


[–]avgmrThe Magicians 11 points 6 hours ago
I had this argument with a friend, but there is tons and tons of metaphor throughout all three books. I find it very weird that people say it's a dry writing style, it's really not at all.


[–]mrpanadabear 41 points 7 hours ago
Chinese is a really poetic language with lots of metaphors and similes used in every day conversation so I could definitely see that. I've also noticed that Chinese novels tend to have more abrupt scene transitions and flashbacks/flash forwards than American novels.


[–]IoNJohn 10 points 6 hours ago
Insane coincidence! I haven't read a book in almost 3 years and one of my friends gifted me "Three Body Problem" just a couple of weeks ago. She knew that I kinda stopped reading but she told me this one got a Hugo award and it was worth it. I'm almost to the last chapter of the book and I thoroughly enjoyed it! It does read a little bit slow but very satisfying once it picks up the pace. I also have to admit it was a bit weird to see all those Chinese culture references and writing style but fascinating nonetheless when I got into it.


[–]LibraryAtNight 22 points 7 hours ago
The world would be a better place if we read more of each other's literature. It helps remove the sense of otherness.


[–]javalorum 6 points 5 hours ago
I totally agree with this. There're too many times we dislike or fear each other because we couldn't get past the seemingly different appearances.


[–]SiegfriedKircheis 4 points 6 hours ago
Dark Forest was my favorite. It made everything a lot more human. The ending was brilliant.


[–]BakingTheCookiesRigh 7 points 8 hours ago
Even the audiobook was slow... But it's a fascinating and meandering book.