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Death's End
Death's End | Cixin Liu
With The Three-Body Problem, English-speaking readers got their first chance to experience the multiple-award-winning and bestselling Three-Body Trilogy by China's most beloved science fiction author, Cixin Liu. Three-Body was released to great acclaim including coverage in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. It was also named a finalist for the Nebula Award, making it the first translated novel to be nominated for a major SF award since Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities in 1976. Now this epic trilogy concludes with Death's End. Half a century after the Doomsday Battle, the uneasy balance of Dark Forest Deterrence keeps the Trisolaran invaders at bay. Earth enjoys unprecedented prosperity due to the infusion of Trisolaran knowledge. With human science advancing daily and the Trisolarans adopting Earth culture, it seems that the two civilizations will soon be able to co-exist peacefully as equals without the terrible threat of mutually assured annihilation. But the peace has also made humanity complacent. Cheng Xin, an aerospace engineer from the early 21st century, awakens from hibernation in this new age. She brings with her knowledge of a long-forgotten program dating from the beginning of the Trisolar Crisis, and her very presence may upset the delicate balance between two worlds. Will humanity reach for the stars or die in its cradle?
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LTOC
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Brilliant and devastating. The best of the trilogy

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JessicaThunstromNelson
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Finally on the last book of the trilogy. This story is excellent, but I feel like each book stoutly plods along until it picks up the pace near the end. Not a bad thing, mind you, but good to know so you know if it suits your current reading mood.

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Creadnorthey
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This one explodes the scope of the first two to create an epic, but ultimately unsatisfying, conclusion of the trilogy. There were some terrific sequences and I like the headiness, yet i could have foregone the "Gone with the Wind" reference providing a lynch-pin aphorism for humanity and the 2001 a Space Odessey never ending ending. This only gets a so-so and a slap on the hand of the editor- this should have been streamlined!

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heikemarie
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I just ordered this last installment with an Amazon gift card I received, and I am finally home to my little family! Nothing to do but read for a week 😎

LiteraryinLititz Being home is lovely, isn‘t it? Happy reading! 11mo
mom2bugnbee Look at those sweet toe beans! 😻 11mo
heikemarie @mom2bugnbee he has the BEST little pawpads I ever saw! 11mo
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Lindy
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The male chauvinism bothered me more than in the first two in the trilogy, but it‘s still a pick. Occasionally the writing dragged me down—“For all low-entropy entities, terror guaranteed existence”—&—“They locked gazes and their souls embraced.” Female aerospace engineer Cheng Xin is a great MC (in a large cast) & the scope is breathtaking: this volume starts in 15th century Turkey and ends millions of years later. #translation #audiobook

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Lindy
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“We‘ll send only a brain.” Without that statement, everything that was happening now would have nothing to do with her. She would have been a common woman and would have died more than two centuries ago. Everything about her would have disappeared upstream, in time‘s long river.

(Internet photo of the North Saskatchewan, which runs through my home city.)

Chrissyreadit Gorgeous! 12mo
DivineDiana So beautiful! 12mo
Lindy @Chrissyreadit @DivineDiana I feel rather lazy for not finding one of my own photos for this quote, but I know I don‘t have any that are as nice as this one. 12mo
DivineDiana We appreciate your sharing of this beautiful photograph of natural beauty! 🙂 12mo
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cocomass
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This took me entirely too long to finish (5 months 😱), but it‘s 29 hours of highly cerebral science fiction and I kept having to return it to the library, then wait for the loan to renew. I liked this better than the second book and as much as the first. I can‘t say I understood everything that happened, but I thought the writing was beautiful (many thanks to Ken Liu who is an awesome translator). 3.5/5 stars, rounded up for books #intranslation

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Creadnorthey
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Ok I‘m reading three books at the moment- this being one of them. The other two are O pioneers - Americana at it‘s finest, and a brilliant graphic novel, Future Arab. It hit me today what they all have in common... any Litten brave enough to guess? Comment below!

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Oblomov26
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A useful reminder

Tadams4 Nice! 13mo
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Oblomov26
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Finished. I think the last time I was both frustrated and fascinated at the same time by a story was the end of David Brin‘s uplift series and I cannot explain why without spoilers. So I will simply say this book has a different focus from the first two books in the series, less about the trilsolarans, less about the dark forest, more about bigger questions on the nature of the universe. A pick for the ideas if not the storyline.

vivastory Such a fantastic series. Constantly surprising. 13mo
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midhun.j.zacharia
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A masterpiece. The author seems to have transcended human constraints and is possessed of an unmatched ability to spin an other-worldly narrative. Deep, incisive, creative!

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dperipatetic
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The magnitude and the scope of Remembrance of Earth's Past trilogy is something to be experienced.

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Oblomov26
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Wow, that plot twist came out of left field. This series just keeps defying my expectations

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alvingregorio
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This is my new standard of Sci Fi books. With the utmost respect to all of its predecessors, I proclaim that the bar has been raised and its heading toward DX3906 never to be seen again by Earth. I look forward to rereading the series to pick up the pieces of my blown mind I left behind.

Creadnorthey I‘m on track with this trilogy too- glad to hear such a ringing endorsement! 1y
alvingregorio @Creadnorthey can‘t recommend it enough!!! Get ready for your head hurting! 1y
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LindseysLibrary
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OK, I wound up loving this trilogy. The third is probably my favorite, and once again, by the end of it, my mind had totally melted about the possibilities of space travel, potential other intelligent races that (statistically-speaking) could technically exist in just our solar system, etc etc. Thanks @NotDrWatson for recommending it :).

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DrexEdit
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July so far is a very busy month. Not as much time to read and not as much time to post about it. Sigh.

This is one book I did finish. It's a pick for me, the last in a trilogy all of which I thought was very good. It's a first contact story and it didn't quite end up where I thought it would.

This checks some reading goal boxes for me though! #yearofthechunkster #finishtheseries #mountTBRchallenge @DivaDiane

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Books_Wine_Repeat
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This entire series was completely mind blowing. It took me a while to get through the third book just because of all the science and the math went into all the detail. The storyline diverts a bit then comes back around and the characters all connect to each other and the result is an epic speculative fiction extravaganza. All the stars for this series! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

vivastory Yes! I loved this series. Constantly surprising, thoughtful & outrageous. Absolutely mind-blowing! 1y
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alvingregorio
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Dammit. In immersing myself in this book, I‘ve been googling background questions to understand the story better. A major plot twist was revealed! 😡

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alvingregorio
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Why is this so friggin' good?!? Just started it, but already don't want it to ever end.

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vivastory
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1) Working
2) 6ft3
3) I've lived in the same state for 35 of my 39 years & in Kansas City specifically for 18 years
4) Gabe Habash "Stephen Florida" & Cixin Liu's "Death's End"
5) If I look irritated, please see answer #1
#friyayintro
@jesshowbooks

SaturnDoo 🤣🤣🤣 my work face too lol 2y
merelybookish What do you think of Stephen Florida? I was surprised at how much I liked it! 2y
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vivastory @merelybookish I think it says a lot about an author when they can interest me in a subject I'd normally have zero interest in. I'm really liking it so far. A great combination of realism & wtf moments. 2y
LeahBergen 6‘3? Lucky duck! 2y
vivastory @LeahBergen I don't like being tall 😬 2y
merelybookish @vivastory Agreed! Stephen is such a strange character 2y
LittleAndFierce I might check out Stephen Florida. But So far the only sci-fi I‘ve ever loved (referring to the other book mentioned) was actually written by my best friend. 2y
TricksyTails 5 😂 Why don‘t you like being tall? I‘d love to be taller! 2y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk You and me and @TK421 should make shirts. “Tall Guys Read” or, y‘know, something significantly more clever. 2y
vivastory @TobeyTheScavengerMonk @TK421 Maybe "Ask me about books on the top shelf" 2y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Well played. 2y
TK421 @vivastory @TobeyTheScavengerMonk Yes! For years now I have been asked to get things off of top shelves for people. 😀 2y
tpixie @vivastory great quote 2y
tpixie @TK421 guilty! ( 5‘3”) we appreciate you!! 2y
JenP I loved Stephen Florida. And like you, a topic I wouldn‘t normally be picking up for reading. 2y
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JuliaTheBookNerd
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When you read a really good book, do you read it slowly and savor it or do you devour it to find out what happens? 📖

#BookNerd 📚💙

Kaye I read it fast in the beginning but as it gets better and the pages get less, I slow down. How about you ? 2y
Samplergal Maryland, my Maryland. 2y
JuliaTheBookNerd @Kaye I tend to devour the book so I know what happens and then I will go back and read it again at a slower place so I can absorb everything 😊 2y
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SilversReviews Love how you did this photo. I read quickly when it is really good. Otherwise normal speed. 2y
JuliaTheBookNerd @SilversReviews Thanks! I used PicStitch and PicCollage for it 😊 2y
SilversReviews @JuliaTheBookNerd I have those apps. Will need to see if I can do something like that. Thanks. 2y
Susanita Hey, I know that flag! 2y
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JuliaTheBookNerd
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👽 #ThisRemindsMeOf my current read, Death‘s End by Cixin Liu. This is the final book in the Remembrance of Earth‘s Past Trilogy 👽
#HugoAwardChallenge2018
#BookNerd 📚💙

Mitch I‘ve just recently been looking at The Three Body problem- the first one? And I‘ve been undecided. As a newbie to the Sci fi genre would you recommend it?? 2y
JuliaTheBookNerd @Mitch if you‘re a newbie to Sci Fi I wouldn‘t recommend it. This trilogy is hard core Sci Fi and very dense. It would probably scare you off. I would say start with something more like Ender‘s Game to ease you into Sci Fi 😊 (edited) 2y
Mitch Thanks @JuliaTheBookNerd I was kinda thinking that ! Thanks for the recommendation I‘ll check that out! 2y
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AllisonMP
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I read the entire Three-Body trilogy over the past few weeks. I‘m glad to have read them despite being unsure what I think about them except irritated by the increasingly apparent embedded misogyny. I‘ll have to let the rest digest.

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annkuch13
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Christmas book haul part one. Plus fifty dollars in gift cards.

vivastory This is the only book in the trilogy I haven't read yet. I loved the other two 2y
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RealLifeReading
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I'm not a fan of all these wrapped up books!

But maybe it's a way to keep these books looking #sharp
#anditsaugust

Leftcoastzen OCD much?i like to buy books in new shape but no peek inside?sheesh 2y
llwheeler I'm not a fan either. So much excess packaging in this world already, why are we adding more... 2y
coffeenebula Agree! So unnecessary. 😞 2y
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BookishFeminist Omg this is sacrilege 2y
kerry Why is this a thing!? 2y
Captivatedbybooks Probably to keep people from reading and not buying. I would be the one to rip the book trying to take the plastic off 2y
AnnieReads What the heck!?! Sometimes you need a little read before you commit to the book. 2y
batsy Right? This is the worst thing about shopping for books here. 2y
RealBooks4ever All that extra plastic isn't biodegradable! This is a bad idea.☹️ 2y
OrangeMooseReads Maybe it's to fit more on the shelf? It's annoying I agree, I like to flip through the pages. 2y
readordierachel Booo. Flipping through the pages is a necessity before buying. 2y
[DELETED] 206653737 That's an interesting way to take sharp! 👍 2y
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DuckOfDoom
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Mehso-so

Okayish... I guess? I liked it but I didn't like it enough to read anywhere except the train to work.
No space ducks though, disappointed again 😂

jpmcwisemorgan Boo to no space ducks. 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa #1 ....better than the train ride isn't a very high bar to cross.😥 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa #2 ...Space Ducks? Like Howard? 2y
DuckOfDoom @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Or a spaceship driven by ducks 😄 2y
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hernanderson
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conscience and duty

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FairyHighRoad
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What is more #farflung than the Milky Way galaxy? Although I like the Chinese name better - Silver River. #maybookflowers 🌌

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FairyHighRoad
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I'm spending some alone time to start this monster of a book! #introverting #maybookflowers

JazzFeathers Oh my goodness, that cover is awesome! 😍 So inspiring 2y
FairyHighRoad @JazzFeathers it's definitely my favorite cover from the Three Body Problem trilogy. 2y
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Lauredhel
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Still plugging away at this doorstopper. So here, have another Mr Bingley. #catsoflitsy

Literaryunicorn So handsome. And such an impressive annual income! 3y
Mariposa_Bookworm Mr. Bingley is quite handsome! 😻 3y
andreadmw 😻 3y
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annkuch13 So adorable!! 😻😻 3y
LauraJ Look at that cute little nose 😽 3y
asiriusreader So handsome! 3y
minkyb Why thank you! Don't mind if I do! 3y
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Lauredhel
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Mr Bingley is patiently waiting for me to stop reading.

Cinfhen Awwww, so sweet😺 3y
Texreader A cat being patient? Beyond my comprehension. 😜 but what a cutie!! 3y
BestOfFates So cute!! 3y
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minkyb Adorable! 3y
monkeygirlsmama That face! How can you resist? 😺 3y
Jess Oh no, Mr. Bingley wins. Super cute. 3y
AmyG Soooo cute. 3y
Literaryunicorn Great name!! 😻 3y
Laura317 How could you resist those eyes? Mr. Bingley is adorable. 3y
Luv2readbookz What a cute face! 😺😺😺 3y
Joanne1 What a sweetie. How can you say no to that face. 3y
ocdIrene 💜😻💜 3y
LauraBrook Oh my god. So adorable!!! Smooch that face for me! 😽😽😽 3y
annkuch13 😻😻😻 how can you ignore such a cute face! 3y
asiriusreader 😻😻 3y
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avalinah
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Quiz!
a) Do you enjoy scifi?
- if No, why are you reading this? :D
- if Yes, proceed to b

b) Have you read The Three Body Problem?
- if No, proceed to the bookstore and rectify this mistake
- if Yes, proceed to c

c) Have you read The Dark Forest or Death's End?
- if No, go back to part 1 of b
- if Yes, you just won.

If you want to find out what winning means and read the full review: http://avalinahsbooks.space/liu-cixins-deaths-end/

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Pedrocamacho
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This book is the last in the "Three Body Problem" trilogy. It is a worthy final volume. The trilogy is compendium of science fiction ideas. Much of the fun of reading the three books derives from this fact. This final book is more of wild romp than the other two.

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FairyHighRoad
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My two TBR #doorstoppers have 1488 pages combined! #riotgrams

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prowlix
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The scope of this novel just blows my mind! There's the conclusion of the Trisolaran crisis but so much more! I don't actually know how to talk about this book without talking about the whole trilogy but I'm so amazed. If you like smart science and technology in your sci-fi and detailed world building pick up this trilogy! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

RanaElizabeth I keep meaning to start this series but keep getting put off by its size. 3y
prowlix @RanaElizabeth understandable! I will say I made pretty quick work if the first and third be the plot really does move it along. The second book did have some tediousness in the middle but a great ending 3y
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prowlix
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And here is where a Chinese Science fiction novel quotes Gone with the Wind! This is why I love books

📚 💗📚💗📚💗📚💗📚💗📚💗📚💗📚💗📚

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prowlix
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Whoa physics whoa. So much hard Sci-fi! Still enjoying this tho so many things I have to Google!

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prowlix
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Hot chocolate + face mask + Chinese Sci-fi to end out my weekend ☺️

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prowlix
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Just a tiny note that separates a good translation from a great translation! 🤓

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prowlix
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Next up from the library and for #diverseathon - I loved the first book in this series but found the second a bit slower and clunky. I'm hoping since this has the same translator as the first that I'll enjoy it more!

#translation #China

Chessa It does have the same translator as the first! (Ken Liu). Not sure why he didn't translate the second. I haven't read them but my husband loooooved this series but had the same clunky experience with the second book. 3y
prowlix @Chessa good to know! It seemed like a lot of reviews had similar experience with second book so I'm hopeful! I believe Ken Liu had his own debut novel so assume that's why he didn't translate book 2? 3y
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Mattypus
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If only, mate, if only.

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Divinenanny
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A nice pile of highly anticipated books for my birthday. Yay for gift cards and being forced to 'pay' full price, something I'd otherwise never do. Looking forward to all six, and having a hard time choosing where to start... @joe_hill #thefireman #deathsend #papermenagerie #littlebig #ninefoxgambit #uprooted

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aulandez
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So I finally start this book after waiting eagerly for a year, and I think I know what I'm getting, scifi set in the near future. nope. now it's a fantastic novel set in the Byzantine empire. alright then...

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EricaReads
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@RealLifeReading #translatedbooks #somethingforsept #septphotochallenge I was trying to decide what to use for this prompt, (I don't own many physical books), when I remembered that this came out yesterday! I loved the first 2 books in this trilogy so much (The Three Body Problem and The Dark Forest) and I'm so happy this is finally out in English!