Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Dark Forest

The second entry in Liu Cixin's trilogy "Remembrance of Earth’s Past, The Dark Forest is a much richer and darker tale than the first in the series. I almost didn't continue with this series, as the first book was hard going, with too many characters and too much gong on. The series settles down a bit in this second novel, and tells the story of the Last Wallfacer Luo Ji and how after the failures of the previous Wallfacers, he gets involved in assisting humanity's struggle for survival. What is particularly dark in interesting in this novel is the titular Dark Forest, Liu Cixin's solution to the Fermi Paradox, which left me with a chill down my spine. This novel is well worth a read if the Fermi Paradox has ever bothered you.

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