The Three-Body Problem
Last modified on April 23, 2022

This imagery feels pretty excruciating, for the death of a tree…

The trunk was dragged away. Rocks and stumps in the ground broke the bark in more places, wounding the giant body further. In the spot where it once stood, the weight of the fallen tree being dragged left a deep channel in the layers of decomposing leaves that had accumulated over the years. Water quickly filled the ditch. The rotting leaves made the water appear crimson, like blood.




C. Liu, The three-body problem. New York: Tor Books, 2014.

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