The Dark Forest

The Dark Forest

This is the second novel in "Remembrance of Earth’s Past", the near-future trilogy written by the China's multiple-award-winning science fiction author, Cixin Liu.

In The 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 presence 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 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.

Title:The Dark Forest
Edition Language:English
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    The Dark Forest Reviews

  • Grey

    About 80% through this book (after the Battle of Darkness), I needed a nap desperately. In the nap, I dreamed extremely troubling dreams, filled with the feeling of despair and the knowledge that huma...

  • TheBookSmugglers

    Anas Take:I cant think of a book that has squandered more of my goodwill than The Dark Forest in recent memory. Actually no, scrap that. I cant think of a book that has CRUSHED me more than The Dark F...

  • Petrik

    A superlative sequel 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 yo...

  • Adina

    A to Z around the world personal challenge C is for China"The past was like a handful of sand you thought you were squeezing tightly, but which had already run out through the cracks between your fin...

  • Bradley

    Will the Dark Forest sprout the seeds of love?It's an excellent question, even if it induces a deep pessimism and the likelihood of eventual suicide. And yet, this is exactly what we're asked to consi...

  • Michael Finocchiaro

    Every bit as engrossing as The Three-Body Problem, if not more 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 ge...

  • Stevie Kincade

    Mr Liu Cixin, my name is Stevie Kincade and I am your wallbreaker! (Audiobook) Well not really but that seemed like the obvious way to start this review since I have some femur sized BONES TO PICK wi...

  • TS Chan

    The Dark Forest is a stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed The Three-Body Problem and in my opinion, surpassed it by the magnitude of astronomical units.While I hold the first book in high regard, I...

  • Jody

    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 f...

  • Claudia

    2nd read It has one of the most stunning chapters I ever read in my life - the one with the droplet: it simply stops your breath; you choke with the words as you read them; and at the end, you'll fee...