Death’s End (死神永生) is a science fiction novel by the Chinese writer Liu Cixin. It is the third novel in the trilogy titled Remembrance of Earth’s Past, following the Hugo Award-winning novel The Three-Body Problem and its sequel, The Dark Forest.
This is an unforgiving book. Did you remember every detail from the last two novels? No – better go back and take some notes!
It is epic sci-fi. Bouncing between times, exploring big ideas, and gently bubbling techno-horror.
But it is uncompromising in how much work it expects you to do. A throwaway line towards the end of the book directly relates to a minor plot-point in the first.
Overall, the three books are a masterwork – but it requires a lot of effort to appreciate.