The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu and translated by Ken Liu
Paperback – Tor – Jan 2016 – 416 pages
Set against the backdrop of China’s Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space in an attempt to make contact with aliens–and they succeed. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Now, 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.
The result is a science fiction masterpiece of enormous scope and vision.