THIS is a MASTERPIECE.
I'm totally overwhelmed, having finished the book just today.
If you are looking for action, you're looking in the wrong place.
You should be able to recover from emotional shocks,
even be sure you are psychologically stable.
This is NOT a horror story, it even ends giving you hope,
but it also will NOT leave you untouched.
The predecessor "The Three-Body-Problem" was full of tension , lots of stories woven into one story line, this one is even more complex, highly intelligent, if not even visionary.
You will encounter:
philosophical and ethical discussions, politics, sociology, psychology, immense, dense, irritating
A real wonder egg of lots of stories.
A peek into a world not 300 years ago but 300 years in the future, where Cixin guides you through this roughly 3 decades, how mankind will evolve under certain circumstances.
Cixin leads you up to several climaxes, just to let you crash back to black "reality".
Sometimes I was able to anticipate what would happen next, what would be the outcome a the current story, and not only once Cixin caught me fully on the wrong foot
You will live with a lot of protagonists, you will encounter the typical mankind shortsightedness and , in parallel, people who are real visionaries.
Three simple sentences and an Ant are the basis for this unbelievable good book.
A MUST, I think, in every library of every politician.
PS: I'd rather have Luke Daniels read this book for us.