The Three-Body Problem - Part 2, Chapters 15 – Part 3, Chapter 21 Summary & Analysis

Cixin Liu
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Part 2, Three Body (continued)

In Chapter 15, Three Body: Copernicus, Universal Football, and Tri-Solar Day, Wang returns to play Three Body. More time has passed. Wang is now in the European High Middle Ages, where he meets Pope Gregory, Aristotle, Galileo, Leonard da Vinci, and Copernicus. Wang explains their world has three suns, whose gravitational pull affects the others. When the planet revolves around one sun, there is a temporary Stable Period. When the other two suns are involved, there is a Chaotic Period, or worse. These other two suns appear to be shooting stars from a distance. Everyone except da Vinci laughs at this. Da Vinci explains there are records from previous civilizations to support this. Everyone, including Galileo, say Wang and da Vinci should be burned. Suddenly, a Chaotic Period rapidly begins, in which all three suns appear and destroy...

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