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The Supernova Era

English · Paperback / Softback

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'Like Ursula K. Le Guin rewriting The Lord of the Flies for the quantum age' NPR.

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

Eight years ago and eight light years away, a supermassive star died.

Tonight, a supernova tsunami of high energy will finally reach Earth. Dark skies will shine bright as a new star blooms in the heavens and within a year everyone over the age of thirteen will be dead, their chromosomes irreversibly damaged.

And so the countdown begins.

Parents apprentice their children and try to pass on the knowledge they'll need to keep the world running.

But the last generation may not want to carry the legacy of their parents' world. And though they imagine a better, brighter future, they may not be able to escape humanity's dark instincts...

'China's answer to Arthur C. Clarke' THE NEW YORKER .

'Wildly imaginative, really interesting ... The scope of it was immense' BARACK OBAMA.

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.
Joel Martinsen is the translator of The Dark Forest by Cixin Liu and (with Alice Xin Liu) of The Problem With Me, a collection of essays by Han Han. His translations of short fiction have appeared in Pathlight, Chutzpah, and Words Without Borders. He lives in Beijing.

Summary

'Like Ursula K. Le Guin rewriting The Lord of the Flies for the quantum age' NPR.


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


Eight years ago and eight light years away, a supermassive star died.
Tonight, a supernova tsunami of high energy will finally reach Earth. Dark skies will shine bright as a new star blooms in the heavens and within a year everyone over the age of thirteen will be dead, their chromosomes irreversibly damaged.
And so the countdown begins.
Parents apprentice their children and try to pass on the knowledge they'll need to keep the world running.
But the last generation may not want to carry the legacy of their parents' world. And though they imagine a better, brighter future, they may not be able to escape humanity's dark instincts...
'China's answer to Arthur C. Clarke' THE NEW YORKER.
'Wildly imaginative, really interesting ... The scope of it was immense' BARACK OBAMA.

Foreword

From Cixin Liu, the New York Times bestselling and Hugo award-winning author of The Three Body Problem, comes a new science fiction masterpiece.

Additional text

'So absorbing ... Liu is particularly good at evoking the short-term loss, loneliness and panic ... He thin-slices the start of Supernova Era into tense minutes ... An extraordinary novel ... Continually thrilling, engaging and thought-provoking' South China Morning Post.

Report

'Enthralling ... This novel has the same studiously well-thought-out plot and situation, the same attention to detail and a similar holistic outlook as the 'Three Body' books ... Their personal journeys against the backdrop of huge social revolutions are touching and endlessly intriguing' SFcrowsnest.

Product details

Authors Cixin Liu
Assisted by Joel Martinsen (Translation)
Publisher Head of Zeus
 
Subject Fiction > Science fiction, fantasy
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 31.10.2019
 
EAN 9781788542395
ISBN 978-1-78854-239-5
No. of pages 348
Dimensions 144 mm x 227 mm x 25 mm

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