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Author Liu, Cixin, author

Title Ball lightning / Cixin Liu ; translated by Joel Martinsen
Published London : Head of Zeus, 2018


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Description 384 pages ; 24 cm
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 mysterious natural phenomenon. His search takes him to stormy mountaintops, an experimental military weapons lab, and an old Soviet science station. The more he learns, the more he comes to realize that ball lightning is just the tip of an entirely new frontier. While Chen's quest for answers gives purpose to his lonely life, it also pits him against soldiers and scientists with motives of their own: a beautiful army major with an obsession with dangerous weaponry, and a physicist who has no place for ethical considerations in his single-minded pursuit of knowledge
Notes Originally published in 2005 by Sichaun Science & Technology Press in Chengdu, China
"The first three chapters of this translation appeared in the online magazine Words Without Borders in a slightly different form in 2009."--Title page verso
Translated from the Chinese
Subject Science -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Fiction.
Particles (Nuclear physics) -- Fiction.
Physicists -- Fiction.
Ball lightning -- Fiction.
Military weapons -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Action and adventure fiction.
Science fiction
Science fiction.
Action and adventure fiction.
Science fiction.
Reading nook.
Author Martinsen, Joel, translator
LC no. be2018029444
ISBN 9781786694690
Other Titles Qiu zhuang shan dian. English