Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg already got people reading Iain M. Banks’ The Player of Games for his “A Year of Books” challenge. Now he’s picked another science fiction book: The Three Body Problem by Liu Cixin. And translator Ken Liu is hanging out in the comments!

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“Player of Games” is my favorite novel by Banks. It works on so many different levels: A brilliant space opera on one hand, with a scathing indictment of sexism, empirialism, racism and blind acceptance of authority on the other.