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Ball Lightning

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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.

About the author

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.


A new standalone military SF adventure from Cixin Liu. When Chen's parents are incinerated before his eyes by a blast of ball lightning, he devotes his life to cracking the secret of mysterious natural phenomenon. His search takes him to stormy mountaintops, an experimental military weapons lab, and an old Soviet science station.


A new standalone science fiction novel from Cixin Liu, the bestselling and award-winning author of The Three-Body Problem.

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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.


'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

Product details

Authors Cixin Liu, Joel Martinsen
Assisted by Joel Martinsen (Translation)
Publisher Head of Zeus
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 31.08.2017
EAN 9781786694690
ISBN 978-1-78669-469-0
No. of pages 384
Dimensions 145 mm x 225 mm x 27 mm
Subjects Fiction > Science fiction, fantasy > Science fiction

Chinesische SchriftstellerInnen; Werke (div.), Fiction

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