The Dark Forest - Cixin Liu & Joel Martinsen

The Dark Forest

By Cixin Liu & Joel Martinsen

  • Release Date: 2015-08-11
  • Genre: Science Fiction
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 398 Ratings)


Soon to be a Netflix Original Series!

"Wildly imaginative." —President Barack Obama on The Three-Body Problem trilogy

This near-future trilogy is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience this multiple-award-winning phenomenon from Cixin Liu, China's most beloved science fiction author.

In The Dark Forest, Earth is reeling from the revelation of a coming alien invasion-in just four centuries' time. 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 men 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 Remembrance of Earth's Past Trilogy
The Three-Body Problem
The Dark Forest
Death's End

Other Books
Ball Lightning
Supernova Era
To Hold Up The Sky

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  • Stopped

    By judson888
    The previous book in the series was written much better, I couldn’t get through this one.
  • Yes

    By Freedshmeef
    This is an archetype for a good novel. It has everything.
  • Finally.

    By Austin Meyer
    Finally, someone goes into the DETAIL of an alien invasion, considering many angles, rather then just glossing over it. Reads like a history book from the future for those that want to consider all angles today!
  • Profound, strange, discouraging, and hopeful.

    By TEDonahue
    Not to mention an intricately plotted story that is mixed with lyrical passages of often stunning beauty--a story that relies on suspense not to string you along but to actually deliver something "profound, strange, discouraging and hopeful" all at the same time.
  • This is why I love sci-fi

    By penabrand
    What an amazing future lies ahead
  • The Dark Forest

    By Crowwalker
    Well worth your time….. …what a good book! Now, on to the third book.
  • Seemed more dense than was part one

    By royar
    Perhaps it was the different translator, but the dialogue in this part of the trilogy seemed more mechanical than did that of the first part. The novel is less literary than The Three-Body Problem.
  • Outstanding

    By AllyCat1952
    Riveting and profoundly moving. Worthy of the awards this author has won. I appreciate the careful translation that brought the richness of the Chinese language through to English. Thank you for a truly entertaining and inspiring read.
  • Congratulations on winning the Hugo award!

    By hans1984
    Well deserved. This is the one of the best, most exciting sci-fi novels I have read for a long time.