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The Three-Body Problem
The Three-Body Problem | Cixin Liu
The Three-Body Problem is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience this multiple award winning phenomenon from China's most beloved science fiction author, Liu Cixin.Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion. The result is a science fiction masterpiece of enormous scope and vision.
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Sometimes I thought life was precious, and everything was so important; but other times I thought humans were insignificant, and nothing was worthwhile. Anyway, my life passed day after day accompanied by this strange feeling, and before I knew it, I was old

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JessicaThunstromNelson
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Better late than never, The Three-Body Problem has been on my wishlist since before publication. I recently realized how long it's been when my favorite author recommended the entire trilogy. Bonus: books one and three are translated by Ken Liu, whose most poetic voice has never failed to make me happy. #TheThreeBodyProblem #LiuCixin #CixinLiu #KenLiu #scifi

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Took advantage of a decent Tor sale going on, along with the Memorial Day promotion, to pick up another trilogy.

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gossamerchild
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That. Was. Intense. I mostly have no idea what the hell was going on. I feel like a bug 😆. That comment has context in the book. I feel compelled to finish the trilogy just to see if I figure stuff out.

Great #booksnbooze discussion, though! My book group, that is.

tessavi My boyrfiend is reading it and enjoying it as well. I'll pick it up someday! 3w
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chrisb13
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Nice point of view! Asian science fiction

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robertkoss
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10/10

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TracyReadsBooks
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Hahaha, the joke is on us. Tomorrow‘s forecast looks as if we‘ve stepped back in time two months. Seriously. We are expecting accumulating snow which should make the baseball game we‘re supposed to go to tomorrow quite interesting...assuming they don‘t postpone it. So what‘s a girl to do? It‘s not supposed to be a lot of snow but it‘s enough I decided to stock up on supplies...book supplies. Bring the snow! I‘m ready! ❄️☃️📖☃️❄️

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“But burning was their fate; they were the generation meant to be consumed by fire.” in Kentucky for spring break and my brother-in-law put me on but I been wanted to read this anyway. won‘t have time to finish this trip but it‘s good and I‘m motivated to get a copy when I get home! Sci-fi set against the backdrop of the Cultural Revolution, which I also want to now learn more about.

Anton I remember really liking the early parts during the Cultural Revolution, but I struggled a bit with the present day chapters. Might have to revisit this one and see if it works better for me on a reread. 3mo
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Mayra_yaji
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6th book of 2019. Finished: 3/13/19

This book was completely out of my comfort zone. I typically don‘t reach for sci-fi books but was glad this was chosen for book club. My favorite part of this book was the aliens‘ decision to stunt the humans‘ evolution by crumbling their basis of science. Overall, the science in the book was at times too in-depth, but really liked the plot.

Only wish was that the translation didn‘t cause character confusion.

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AiBBot
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If you are looking for a Sci-fi adventure from a North American/British perspective, do not read this book. If you want to be blown away by ideologies becoming mania/religion, social/eco injustice, sacrificing others out of fear and despair mixed in with physics, astrophysics, nanotechnology, and micro/multiple dimensions with Aliens thrown in this artistic mix, I think you should read this book. READ THIS BOOK!

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tournevis
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1️⃣ Not a list per se, but I have bucket items. Visiting Antarctica, for one.
2️⃣ Can't afford Antarctica this year.
3️⃣ It's outside my climate zone, I guess...
4️⃣ It's the whole pile, tbh. Latest on the pile is tagged.
#hellothursday #bucketlist @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 🖋 3mo
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fleeting
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Yay, giveaway! But mostly to share a nice, underrated and not-so-well-known series, which is a Chinese sci-fi! I want to read the whole series and what's funny is I was able to buy book 3 because it was on sale, thus leaving me with a missing 2nd book, which is why I'm even more excited to find and read it! 😄🥰 thank you @Mitch for allowing me to share this silliness and need to #completetheseries!

Mitch Oh cool.... I‘ve heard a lot about this and when I‘m feeling sciencey might dive in too! Thanks for entering 🙏💕🙏 3mo
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wanderer15
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Finished this on the plane en route to Portland - dazzlingly unique science fiction that takes about halfway to really kick into high science-fictiony gear, and crescendos to complete insanity by the end. Will definitely have to check out the sequels.

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abbielistenstobooks
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Am I going to finish this challenge before the end of January??? Without even meaning to? The Three-Body Problem was originally written in Chinese, by a Chinese SciFi author. #PBNread2019

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I think I've got a good plan for how to deal with Audible in this new year. I just returned a bunch of Audible books that I don't think I'm going to be reading in the near future, so that I could get money back, or get some books (like this!) that I want to read RIGHT NOW but my library doesn't have on audio.

abbielistenstobooks Continued: I'm also currently on month three of a 3-months-at-$6.95 Audible deal, so I'll cancel at the end of this month - but not before trying to read the four I just bought, then returning them for others! Another Audible deal will come along before too long, right? 5mo
inthegreensandblues I had a membership for a long time but have come to a similar place; I can get many books from the library or through other services, so now I am just joining short-term when there's a deal so I can stock up on harder to find titles. 5mo
abbielistenstobooks @inthegreensandblues yep, I think it's gonna work. I was a member before, then quit, then came back - but I'd never returned a book before! It was so... freeing? #MarieKondo lol 5mo
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MirrorMask
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Part 2. 12 of 22 books #SFFTBRChallenge @DuckOfDoom

Shows worst of humanity: 3Body Problem
War story: Defy the Stars
Graphic novel: Through the Woods
Recommend by litten: Everless
Fairytale retelling Spinning Silver
Last book of series : Amber Spyglass
Classic : Do Androids Dream of Electric 🐑
4 your choices: Blue Sword, Golden Compass, Graceling, Undead Girl Gang

I started with a goal of 50 books, which I plan on finishing before July 1st.

DuckOfDoom Great picks! I don't know how many books I still have left to read, I think I will have to count soon. I made a great start, but progress has been slowing the past couple months 5mo
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Kamisha
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Finished this last night to complete my #readharder2018 prompts JUST in time! 😉

This was ultimately amazing! The first half of the book is a little bit hard to follow because there is a LOT of hard science in here, but the last half of the book made up for it for me! This is a book essentially dealing with the question of whether or not humanity should be saved. And it is terrifying but somehow hopeful at the same time.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Like science fiction with a heavy dose of science fact? Try Cixin Lui's science fiction a go, starting with The Three-Body Problem

#sciencefiction #quote #space #fear

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tournevis
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MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL WHO CELEBRATE IT! And for those who don't, HAPPY TUESDAY!

I only got one book this year, tagged, that my husband gave me, which is great, even if I already own two copies. He put thought in it.

AnneCecilie Merry Christmas 🎄 6mo
Kaye Merry Christmas 🎄 You can possibly exchange the book if you have the receipt ? Then pick a different book. Or just tell them you got it as a gift and already have a copy. I‘ll bet they‘d let you trade it. (edited) 6mo
tournevis @kaye It would not be politically feasable. My husband tried to give me a present. That in and of itself is a feat. I'll figure it out. A give it foreward scheme probably. 6mo
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tournevis @AnneCecilie @kaye 😘😘😘😘😘😘😘 6mo
robinb Merry Christmas! ❤️💚 6mo
CarolynM Merry Christmas to you and yours 🎄 ❤️ 6mo
tournevis @robinb @CarolynM 😘😘😘😘😘😘 6mo
Redwritinghood Merry Christmas!🎄🎁 6mo
tournevis @Redwritinghood And you 😘😘😘 6mo
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Kamisha
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One of my last #readharder2018 challenge prompts of the year! We‘ll see if I can get it done by the end of the month. 😬

MrBook Ohhh! I've seen many people say this is a really good book! 6mo
ClairesReads I‘m doing a last minute dash to the finish line too. Just starting my penultimate task! 6mo
Kamisha @ClairesReads good luck to you! 🤞🏼☘️ 6mo
ClairesReads @Kamisha you too! 6mo
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JLaurenceCohen
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I was pretty excited to read TBP, but it felt more like an extended introduction to the next book in the trilogy than a story in its own right. The most fascinating part of the book is the virtual reality world of Three Body, in which participants try to prolong civilization under harsh conditions. I do plan to read the sequel.

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Nadia9
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...her heart was like ashes from which the flame of love could no longer be lit.

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InLibrisVeritas
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More ebook deals added to the #BBBBC group! There are some good ones today, and I'll be keeping an eye out for more! Not pictured: Foundation by Issac Assimov - $2.99
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin - $2.99

Please feel free to add to the thread of you find ones that are not listed!

https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/683995-books-bows-and-blasters-book-club

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Catherine4j
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Most amazing sci-fi ever read

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jen_hayes7
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Had a 4+ hour flight to California and finished this up! WOW. Somehow both fantastic and realistic at the same time, I was completely captivated by this book. I had heard this referred to as”hard” Sci-Fi, so I was a little intimidated going in, but that was quickly squelched by the storytelling. Also, couldn‘t have asked for someone better to translate than Ken Liu. 😍 Excited to pick up book 2. #readharder2018

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Hidie
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After a long dry reading spell, this is the book I happened to choose! Fortunately, it's pretty interesting.

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jen_hayes7
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Weekend mornings are my favorite. Quiet time with my reading companions. 😻 #Bowie #Lennox #catsoflitsy #readharder2018

JSW 😍😍 9mo
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lordhong
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Love it. Unexpected, random, unpredictable and still riveting. Looking forward to second one.

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MarthaG
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It took me a solid 2 weeks to finish this book. I couldn‘t skip or skim or I would miss something important. In spite of the detail I ended up liking this book very much and plan to read the other books in the trilogy.

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AmyJ
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Enjoyed this book. Some new concepts and great use of existing concepts. A unique scifi book that was very enjoyable

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MarthaG
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I‘m just starting this for a challenge prompt.

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MirrorMask
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1. Madeline Miller
2. The Three Body Problem
3. 5 ft 4 in
4. Tea with some honey

#SundaySurvey @alisonrose

alisonrose Thanks for playing!! 10mo
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RedbagReadbooks
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My husband found the bookmark and the title of the book hilarious 😂

Linda906 😂😂Great bookmark! 10mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Ha!! (And the book is a brain scramble!) 10mo
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shaynarae
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Sci-fi is definitely not my thing, but between my husband and Obama loving this book (+ being picked up by Amazon for 🖥), I thought I should give it a chance. It does have a lot of hard tech/physics science, which I find boring, but it also has significant commentary on ecology and human nature. Overall, I enjoyed it far more than I would‘ve thought.

Nute We never know what wonderful things may await until we take a chance. 9mo
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MirrorMask
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“It was impossible to expect a moral awakening from humankind itself, just like it was impossible to expect humans to lift off the earth by pulling up on their own hair. To achieve moral awakening required a force outside the human race.”

As I was listening to this book, I was trying to figure out which prompt for the #SFFTBRChallenge to use for it. I decided on prompt 30: Shows the worst of humanity. This is hard sci-fi at its best. @DuckOfDoom

DuckOfDoom I loved the book, too 😍 fantastic 10mo
MirrorMask @DuckOfDoom Have you finished the series? I've added the second book to my tbr. 10mo
DuckOfDoom Yes, I have read them, and while I did like the other two books, the first one was definitely the best. 10mo
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midhun.j.zacharia
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So many levels to this one, truly brilliant!

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Vansa
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#agameoffavorites #Day5 #scifi SUCH A DIFFICULT topic!!! So difficult I had to use shouty capitals-how does one pick a favourite from one's favourite genre?So I narrowed it down to favourite from the last few read and this book tops that list-it's the book you want if you wanted more Solaristics and a haunting depiction of the Cultural Revolution. And Cixin Liu's favourite author is Jules Verne, specifically the book in the photo!

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heikemarie
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What reading looks like when your cat has no respect, no respect at all.

kamoorephoto 😹😹😹😹😹 11mo
sprainedbrain The struggle is real! 🤣 11mo
cathysaid "Here mom...how about a little cat butt?" 11mo
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UwannaPublishme 😁👍🏻 11mo
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mag.au
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Wow

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So this wasn't necessarily an easy read, but it's so wildly inventive that I really enjoyed it and will probably get the second book soon. Basically one lone human may have doomed the human race by communicating with life in outer space. A bunch of weird science stuff takes place and my jaw dropped a few times. Listen I'm bad at explaining things, but Obama ALSO recommends this book. Totally worth the read.

#scifi #aliens #humanity #SCIENCE 💥

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rachelsbrittain
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About to finish this book over breakfast

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rachelsbrittain
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Stuck on this page for the foreseeable future but worth it. @sebrittain your cats are the cutest

StephanieSays What a lovely cat! 11mo
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rachelsbrittain
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A little Saturdsy sci-fit reading, featuring: the face of a cat pretending to be the kind of cat who wouldn't dream of biting you just for walking away from her

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Yossarian
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It‘s a beautiful day to sit in front of my house and enjoy the four futuristic dystopian novels I am reading concurrently! While all are good, they are here arranged according my personal rating of enjoyment and intrinsic value.

Also, I can tell you which one to read based on your opinions on: (a) Humanity is not worth saving; (b) books should include immersive video games as plot points; (c) I love massive depopulation; (d) diverse authors.

Yossarian A “yes” answer to each will give a different pair of futuristic dystopias. 11mo
Leniverse I‘m not sure I can give you a straight answer to any of those four questions. 😂 But I did love the MaddAddam trilogy. They‘re my favourite dystopia along with A Canticle for Leibovitz. Although Leibovitz really made me feel that humanity can‘t be saved from itself. I generally prefer books that leave me at least a glimmer of hope. 11mo
Yossarian @Leniverse In Three-Body Problem and Oryx and Crake, top scientists conclude humanity is beyond hope. Station Eleven and Ready Player One leave more glimmers of hope. 11mo
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wanderinglynn I really enjoyed both Station Eleven and Ready Player One. I haven‘t read the other two. 11mo
Leniverse Cool. I have Ready Player One waiting in my TBR ASAP stack. But I didn‘t find Oryx and Crake to be entirely without hope, at least not later in the series. It is pretty grim though. 11mo
Lindy I‘ve enjoyed all of these. Love your take on the philosophical underpinnings. 😁 11mo
BibliOphelia Love your criteria for recommendation! 😂🤣 11mo
ns510reads Haha great criteria. I have yet to read the Atwood one! 11mo
Decalino These are all such great books! 11mo
lute @Leniverse loved MaddAddam trilogy too! 11mo
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susanw
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Lots of science, and a complex but totally engrossing plot. You do not have to be a physicists to understand or appreciate this totally captivating story.

Amazon is said to have spent 1 billion dollars on the rights to make this into a tv show!!

AceOnRoam I got this from Tor.com ages ago and keep forgetting about it! 11mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Loved this book! So complicated (not sure I understood all the physics) but fascinating 11mo
LauraJ Sounds like something I‘d love! Thanks for the review. 11mo
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susanw
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Reading by twinkle lights. Summer is the best.

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Redjewel_7734
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This was pretty good through audio; though I think I enjoyed it in print a bit more...I think it was easier to follow the science in the print.

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HighLordGugu
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Very fast paced, very content rich and very enjoyable. If you like science fiction that intertwines itself with real life events of past and present, this one is for you.

Here are some things to expect, without ruining it for you: Modern Chinese History, Extra Terrestrial, Military Secrets, Particle Physics, Space Travel !

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Hello to the first moment I‘ve had alone this whole trip to #heroescon. I bailed on the art auction tonight because I can‘t afford anything anyway 😬 trying to read this but it‘s a little too dense for my current state of wine tipsy.

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I brought two reads for my heroes con work vacation hybrid thing. Which do I read first?? Tell me in the comments 👀

Tonton Excellent choices! 12mo
Tonton Three Body is on my TBR, Tipping is wonderful 12mo
Redwritinghood Tough choice. I think you can‘t go wrong either way. 12mo
dixi_e Can‘t wait to hear your review on Tipping... bought it decades ago (!!!). but haven‘t yet read it. 12mo
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