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黑暗森林 free read ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook read 黑暗森林 Esence of the sophons the subatomic particles that allow Trisolaris instant access to all human information means that Earth's defense plans are 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 men enormous resources to design secret strateg. Will the Dark Forest sprout the seeds of loveIt s an excellent uestion even if it induces a deep pessimism and the likelihood of eventual suicide And yet this is exactly what we re asked to consider at the end of this excellent novelFirst things first How does it compare to the first novel Well it s a very different read I can even say it s sedate and deliberate despite the axe being held over the Earth and all its inhabitants for hundreds of years We ve got a sociology experiment going on here with lines drawn between optimism and pessimism faith and despair and it shows in everything that goes on in the world In this respect the novel is very much a product of the many classics of the SF genre that never need to rely on great space battles to tell a good story and while there IS a space battle and it s very interesting it is by far and away the least important message that the novel is wanting to get acrossStrategy is the real plot motivator here like playing an extremely long game of Go Lies and the game of darkness is necessary and obvious from the start Whomever plays the game best will manage to save their civilization Humans Or Tri SolaransThe secret is there all along from the first few pages to the last few and yet we have hundreds of years societal upheavals blackmail and the unsatisfied desire to live a simple and good lifeI started the novel assuming that I d have a problem with the characterizations again as I did with the TBP For the longest time I just assumed that I d be dealing with cardboard characters that were only there to promote and ultimately propel the story forward Which would have been fine in fact because the TBP was so full of wonderful ideas and scope that it held its own regardlessI honestly didn t expect The Dark Forest to actually hold up its main character Lou Ji to a higher standard and push him through the tale as strongly as it did Perhaps had I known that he d be as strong as he was I would have paid much closer attention to him from the very startAs it is now I ll know what I ll need to do upon a second closer reading What was mostly unsaid was his internal debate but that s no matter because it was always there mostly hidden in the same way that the Dark Forest hides allWith some effort though his motivations and plan could easily be mapped and enjoyed as an omniscient reader enriching the tale s excellent ideas with a truly heroic and sacrificed man Will the dark forest sprout the seeds of love Who knows But it s clear that Lou Ji plans to live his life under the assumption up to and beyond the point of his greatest despair I loved it This novel is not an idea novel after allSure it has plenty of interesting ideas from turning fight vs flight into a moral and then a forced imperative to assuming that the best way to fight transparency is with the occult Speculative science took a serious back seat in this novel but that s okay We had plenty of other things to keep us busyAs for the bad parts of this novel Well the translation of certain terms are extremely unfortunate I can t tell you how much I absolutely hate the terms used for our heroes and our villains Wall Facers and Wall Breakers Seriously Yes I get it You face the wall and contemplate how to scale it planning move after move until you cannot be beat Got it Wall breakers break the Wall Facers Got itBut my god they sound so stupid in English I would have been fine with a dumb name like Go Masters or Chess Masters At least we d have a better image in our heads than someone who sits like a dunce in a classroom after being scolded by the teacher SeriouslyOther than that I really enjoyed the stratagems between these contestants with the weight of the worlds upon their shoulders even if it did seem a bit contrived that the UN would decide to prop up a few of their best and brightest to face off with the Tri Solarans in a battle of wits The Tri Solarans still have their molecule probes and they can place them wherever they want to watch and plan accordingly so with this greater intelligence on their side the UN planned to force all that intelligence gathering upon these Wall Facers as either the heroes that must be beat or one fantastic diversion to put the enemy off the trail Not bad reasoning at all if you can convince the enemy to fall for it Fortunately they didI truly believe that the two novels go nicely with each other and now I m even excited to read the third but now my expectations have been adjusted away from epic space craziness into the true beginnings of real communication and discovery Again shall we go over the dichotomies of faith and despair I thought not It s a very thoughtful novel I recommend it to everyone who loved the Three Body Problem with the caveat that you ought to expect a grand social and strategic battle of wits that showcases an understated and lazy hero who s only claim to fame is a deeper understanding of the stakes and the will to keep his mouth very tightly shut That part was very satisfyingWas it challenging Yes Was I slightly disappointed at times Yes Did I get over it Absolutely

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黑暗森林 free read ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook read 黑暗森林 Ies 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 is a stunning seuel to the highly acclaimed The Three Body Problem and in my opinion surpassed it by the magnitude of astronomical unitsWhile I hold the first book in high regard I had to admit that characterisation was sidelined in the narrative which focussed heavily on the science and plot The seuel s storytelling approach was balanced with the hard science toned down somewhat and character development emerging prominently The leading character in this respect is Luo Ji an astronomer and sociologist who was given cryptic advice by the person responsible for the events leading to the impending extraterrestrial invasion Luo Ji cuts an anti hero figure who wanted nothing to do with saving the world and just continue flitting around in life almost frivolously as an ordinary person On top of becoming invested in his person I was also delighted that arising from his POV we have the return of my favourite character from the previous book Shi iang nicknamed Da Shi the hard boiled ex policeman who works for the Planetary Defence Council security department Between Luo Ji and another prominent character Zhang Beihai a naval political commissar turned space officer the story and its central plot weave a compelling fascinating and unpredictable path through the epoch spanning narrative Being an ownvoices reader I appreciated how much the prose emanates one which is written by a Chinese And I m also grateful that the translation kept the essence of the writing style Cultural values aside the visuals which come across in writing is undisputedly Eastern I cannot define nor explain what I mean but it is a feeling that permeates my heart and soul especially when I read some of the abstract passages I felt the female representation also stayed fairly true to Chinese culture The female characters in the story although none are main characters and do not appear often radiate uiet strength intelligence and sensitivityAs the human race cast their eyes into space through the Hubble II telescope humanity is placed under a microscope in this riveting account of how mankind handle imminent annihilation Life by nature is stubborn and when survival instincts kick in the prognosis can be shockingly dark As much as I will like to gush about the masterful turn of events and circumstances in this book I am all too aware that every little reveal will chip away at the story s immense potential for inciting amazement the way it did for me The unfolding of the story which spanned a very substantial time period also conveys the stark reality of the infinitesimally brief lifespan of humans against that of the universe and the immeasurably vast distances of spaceI cannot even remember when these thoughts came into being but I had always believed that the universe is too massive for other intelligent beings not to exist elsewhere Plus after knowing about how life has begun and evolved on this planet I was also pretty sure that other sapient and alien life could be completely dissimilar from us due to the different planetary compositions and gravitation pulls across the boundlessness of space The contention that we are the only intelligent lifeform in the whole universe even with the lack of evidence to the contrary strikes me as supreme arrogance and yet so typical of humankind The uestion then had always been why we have yet to come into contact or even caught sight of any extraterrestrial beings Cixin Liu applied the discussion of what is known as the Fermi s Paradox with the concept of The Dark Forest hence the title of this book Though I cannot speak on behalf of other readers I found his argument convincing This is summarily encapsulated in the uote below and reinforced by a devastating display of preeminent power in a late scene If I destroy you what business is it of yours Two books in and I hold firm on my view that Remembrance of Earth s Past is the most original thought provoking and unpredictable science fiction narrative of plausible events that I ve ever read This second volume wrapped up the story so conclusively that I almost felt that the series could have ended here Right here right now I am calling this one of my favourite science fiction series and highly recommend it to all fans of the genreYou can order the book from Book Depository Free shipping You can find this and my other reviews at Novel Notions

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黑暗森林 free read ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook read 黑暗森林 This is the second novel in the Remembrance of Earth’s Past near future trilogy Written by the China's multiple award winning science fiction author Cixin Liu In Dark Forest Earth is reeling from the revelation of a coming alien invasion four centuries in the future The aliens' human collaborators have been defeated but the pr. A superlative seuel that made its predecessor pale in comparison The Dark Forest is an excellent middle book that made me finally recognize all the praises that Cixin Liu received The first thing you have to know before starting this book is that this is a completely different book from its predecessor The Three Body Problem Although the plot built upon what happened in TTBP and a few characters made an appearance here other than Da Shi and Ding Yi the other characters were only mentioned or appeared briefly as cameo appearances Looking at most reader s opinion on the trilogy the majority of readers who loved TTBP disliked this book because of how different it was and vice versa As someone who s disappointed with TTBP although I still think it s a good novel I have to agree with this statement because The Dark Forest is in my opinion a better book by far Where the first book revolved around the Trisolaris name of the alien existence and background the plot mostly centered on the preparation for the alien invasion that s due in 400 years The Trisolaris is able to spy literally every action and conversation on Earth the only thing they can t spy on is human s thoughts With that in mind humanity has decided to launch a counterattack by creating a Wallfacer project which will gather four chosen individuals with a high intellect to make a strategy for the upcoming Doomsday battle with the Trisolaris The scope of the story is also much bigger than TTBP with a lot of deception stealth planning and less physicsscientific calculation talks combined with space voyage and interesting sci fi concepts all of these made The Dark Forest superior in all ways possible in comparison to its predecessor The Dark Forest lived up to its name not only for the concept which is the Fermi s paradox but also for its theme on darkness escapism and despair This book is not a happy or a comfort read I know some people will hate this book for how realistic pessimistic and depressing the philosophical discussions can be However it s not all darkness there s always a flicker of hope and all these philosophical discussions are something that I thoroughly enjoyed Time is the one thing that can t be stopped Like a sharp blade it silently cuts through hard and soft constantly advancing Nothing is capable of jolting it even the slightest bit but it changes everything The major problem I had with TTBP was its weak characterizations this problem has completely vanished here Luo Ji the main character in this book is a very intriguing character with great characterizations and his friendship with Da Shi is a true source of light within this bleak setting for both the reader and the plot Also as far as translations by Joel Martinsen goes I really had no problem at all with it It obviously felt different from what Ken Liu did but I will never judge prose based on translation unless I ve read and understood the original language in which the novel was presented with As long that I understand what the story is trying to tell and the writing flows well I ll say that the translator did a great job If you re looking for Sci Fi novels that featured tons of action scenes you probably should look for other series to read Within two books so far there s only a grand total of one heavy action seuence which is here in this book and it goes on for only 20 pages However I can tell you this it s one of the finest action scenes I ve ever read it s just very well written as far as action scenes are concerned The buildup towards it was well done the execution itself was incredible and vivid it made my jaw drop and made me use the highly popular reader s uote what the fuck did I just read If I destroy you what business is it of yours I honestly have no idea how Cixin Liu will top this one with the last book Death s End especially when the conclusion of this book already felt like the satisfying ending to the series However if Death s End turns out to be better than this already excellent seuel Remembrance of Earth s Past will no doubt be included in my lonely list of favorite series of all time You can find this and the rest of my Adult EpicHigh Fantasy Sci Fi reviews at BookNest


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    [黑暗森林] EBOOK / KINDLE Liu Cixin Ë 0 characters Ana’s TakeI can’t think of a book that has suandered of my goodwill than The Dark Forest in recent memory Actually no scrap that I can’t think of a book that has CRUSHED me than The Dark Forest did Beware spoilers and CAPS LOCK OF FURY AHEADI loved The Three Body Problem I loved it so much I handed it over to Thea telling her READ THIS NOW We BOTH loved it so much we gave it high ratings and the book eventually ma

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    Liu Cixin Ë 0 characters [黑暗森林] EBOOK / KINDLE A superlative seuel that made its predecessor pale in comparison The Dark Forest is an excellent middle book that made me finally recognize all the praises that Cixin Liu received The first thing you have to know before sta

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    read 黑暗森林 Liu Cixin Ë 0 characters read Ë PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ë Liu Cixin A to Z around the world personal challenge – C is for China The past was like a handful of sand you thought you were sueezing tightly but which had already run out through the cracks between your fingers Memory was a river that had run dry long ago leaving only scattered gravel in a lifeless riverbed He had lived life al

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    read 黑暗森林 Liu Cixin Ë 0 characters read Ë PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ë Liu Cixin While the first half was incredibly painful to read how much sexism can you excuse with cultural differences? th

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    Liu Cixin Ë 0 characters read Ë PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ë Liu Cixin read 黑暗森林 Every bit as engrossing as The Three Body Problem if not so The Dark Forest is a masterpiece of scifi The characters are deeper here than the first book and the technology and physics are a geek's wet dream It is hard to say much about this book without giving put spoilers but I really appreciated the space elevator the Killer 52 virus the underground cities and the descriptions of the solar fleet The droplet was a br

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    [黑暗森林] EBOOK / KINDLE The Dark Forest is a stunning seuel to the highly acclaimed The Three Body Problem and in my opinion surpassed it by the magnitude of astronomical unitsWhile I hold the first book in high regard I had to admit that characterisation was sidelined in the narrative which focussed heavily on the science and plot The seuel's storytelling approach was balanced with the hard science toned down somewhat and character developm

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    read 黑暗森林 [黑暗森林] EBOOK / KINDLE The Dark Forest is a brilliant piece of sci fi literature The scope and imagination that Mr Liu Cixin put into this book is nothing short of genius At least in my humble opinion I will admit the first 15% didn't hold my interest that well but after that it was very hard to put down While book 1 The Three Body Problem explains the history of how contact was made with the Trisolarians and their intentions book 2 The Dark Forest details how

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  • 13 July 2020
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