The Dark Forest (Remembrance of Earth's Past #2) (Hardcover)
Tor Books, 9780765377081, 512pp.
Publication Date: August 11, 2015
Time is running out for humanity in The Dark Forest, the stunning sequel to Cixin Liu’s award-winning and bestselling masterpiece, The Three-Body Problem.
Earth is still reeling from the revelation of a coming alien invasion.
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 people 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 Dark Forest continues Cixin Liu’s ground-breaking saga of incredible scope and vision.
“The War of the Worlds for the twenty-first century . . . Packed with a sense of wonder.”
—The Wall Street Journal
“A meditation on technology, progress, morality, extinction, and knowledge that doubles as a cosmos- in-the-balance thriller.” —NPR
The Remembrance of Earth's Past Trilogy
The Three-Body Problem
The Dark Forest
Ball Lightning (forthcoming)
About the Author
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 The Dark Forest (Remembrance of Earth's Past #2)…
"Wildly imaginative, really interesting." —President Barack Obama on the Three-Body Problem trilogy
“A breakthrough book . . . a unique blend of scientific and philosophical speculation, politics and history, conspiracy theory and cosmology.” —George R. R. Martin, on The Three Body Problem
“Extraordinary.” —The New Yorker, on The Three Body Problem
“Remarkable, revelatory and not to be missed.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review, on The Three Body Problem
"A must-read in any language.” —Booklist, on The Three Body Problem
"A meditation on technology, progress, morality, extinction, and knowledge that doubles as a cosmos-in-the-balance thriller.... a testament to just how far [Liu's] own towering imagination has taken him: Far beyond the borders of his country, and forever into the canon of science fiction. - NPR, on Death's End
"The best kind of science fiction, familiar but strange all at the same time." -- Kim Stanley Robinson, on The Three Body Problem