eBook, 604 pages

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Published Nov. 3, 2016

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4 stars (1 review)

Death's End (Chinese: 死神永生, pinyin: Sǐshén yǒngshēng) is a science fiction novel by the Chinese writer Liu Cixin. It is the third novel in the trilogy titled Remembrance of Earth's Past, following the Hugo Award-winning novel The Three-Body Problem and its sequel, The Dark Forest. The original Chinese version was published in 2010. Ken Liu translated the English edition in 2016. It was a 2017 Hugo Award for Best Novel finalist and winner of 2017 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel.

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4 stars

Last book in the saga, so now I can say a few things on its whole. I'll split my rant in two parts: story and writing.

This is the hardest sci-fi you can find, something Arthur C. Clarke would have loved to write. There's particle accelerators, relativity, and some wild speculations on the future developments of theoretical physics. All this crammed in one of the best stories I've had the pleasure to read. And when I say "story", I'm not talking about the tales of a handful of characters. I'm talking about the story of the whole cosmos. So, story-wide this saga is a full. solid 5 stars.

And now comes the downside. Writing style is really really flat and unappealing. Characters are monodimensional (never an adjective was better chosen), I could hardly tell them apart. This is probably somehow inevitable when you tell a story of such magnitude than …