"A highly imaginative and richly textured plot, with a satisfying amount of historical, sociological, and scientific context. The central premise itself is intensely thought provoking and the more speculative scientific elaborations, while sometime..."
"With the scope of Dune and the commercial action of Independence Day, this near-future trilogy is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience this multiple-award-winning phenemonenon from China's most beloved science fiction...
"Outstanding plot and character development. Highly engaging and believable. Fascinating and sophisticated cultural and artistic elements but somewhat weaker on speculative science/technology/future-casting aspects."