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Ball Lightning Cixin Liu

Ball Lightning By Cixin Liu

Ball Lightning by Cixin Liu


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Summary

When Chen's parents are incinerated before his eyes by a blast of ball lightning, he devotes his life to cracking the secret of this enigmatic natural phenomenon. His search takes him to across mountain peaks and deep into highly classified subterranean labs.

Ball Lightning Summary

Ball Lightning by Cixin Liu

'Cixin Liu is the author of your next favourite sci-fi novel' WIRED.

On his fourteenth birthday, right before his eyes, Chen's parents are incinerated by a blast of ball lightning. Striving to make sense of this bizarre tragedy, he dedicates his life to a single goal: to unlock the secrets of this enigmatic natural phenomenon. His pursuit of ball lightning will take him far from home, across mountain peaks chasing storms and deep into highly classified subterranean laboratories as he slowly unveils a new frontier in particle physics.

Chen's obsession gives purpose to his lonely life, but it can't insulate him from the real world's interest in his discoveries. He will be pitted against scientists, soldiers and governments with motives of their own: a physicist who has no place for moral judgement in his pursuit of knowledge; a beautiful army major obsessed with new ways to wage war; a desperate nation facing certain military defeat.

Conjuring awe-inspiring new worlds of cosmology and philosophy from meticulous scientific speculation, Ball Lightning has all the scope and imagination that so enthralled readers of Cixin Liu's award-winning Three-Body trilogy.

Ball Lightning Reviews

'A striking, strange and sometimes quite chewy standalone novel about the uneasy alliance between cutting-edge scientific research and the agencies that fund it' * SFX *
A fascinating piece of speculative fiction... This is unsettling and thoughtful writing... Ball Lightning does what all the best science fiction does - it makes the reader look at the world around them anew, and makes them think about the possibilities of the future' * Big Issue *
As elusive as a Venusian scout ship and as deadly as a nest of vipers... Through these characters we learn an awful lot about ball lightning and it shows the author's deep knowledge of physics, cosmology, meteorology and the politics and morality of scientific research' * Starburst *
Cixin Liu is one of the most significant authors working in the genre today... Expect inspirational cosmology and philosophy with meticulous scientific speculation; Ball Lightning is likely to enthral you' * Starburst magazine *

About Cixin Liu

Cixin Liu is China's #1 SF writer and author of The Three-Body Problem - the first ever translated novel to win a Hugo Award. Prior to becoming a writer, Liu worked as an engineer in a power plant in Yangquan.

Additional information

GOR010015343
9781786694706
1786694700
Ball Lightning by Cixin Liu
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Head of Zeus
20190627
496
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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