My rating: 5 out of 5
Start of the Three Body Problem was quite unexpected - Chinese cultural revolution certainly did not seem like a likely start of a sci-fi novel to me. Bit by bit however, Liu Cixin built a world very much like ours, but with quite a different future.
There’s the whole section dedicated to the Three-Body game within the book itself and I actually found it quite fun as well.
Without revealing too much, the repercussions of one single radio transmission for humanity end up being unprecedented. And jumping back and forth in the timeline was done with a great balance and I never felt the flow being disrupted.
I have re-read the book (and the series) a few times and it’s still one of my favourites. If you like a good sci-fi do not miss this book.