The release of , a new Three-Body Problem novel by Baoshu, is almost here! However, it has been a little while since the last Remembrance of Earth’s Past novel was released so it’s totally understandable if you need a refresher. And what better way to get caught up than with GIFs?
Please enjoy the following GIF recap and make sure to pick up your copy of when it hits shelves on July 16!
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.
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, Luo Ji, is a total unknown.
Luo, 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.
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 twenty-first 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?
And that’s where we are headed into The Redemption of Time!