Translation Methods of Scientific Long Sentences in Science Fiction Novel from the Perspective of Reception Theory: A Case Study of The Three-Body Problem

Xiaojing REN, Yushan ZHAO


Science fiction, as a unique literary genre, science and fantasy are its main characteristics. The description of science fiction scenes is the highlight of the novel. Therefore, scientific long sentences are the difficulty for readers to understand. The Reception Theory holds that the work’s literary value is determined by both the author and the reader. Readers are an important factor in evaluating a literary work. From the perspective of Reception Theory, this paper takes the science fiction The Three-Body Problem as the text to analyze the translation methods of scientific long sentences and to explore why the book The Three-Body Problem is popular among readers. This paper hopes to provide reference for the translation of scientific long sentences in other science fiction.


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