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Author Liu, Cixin, author.

Title Ball lightning / Cixin Liu ; translated by Joel Martinsen.

Publication Info. New York : Tor, 2018.


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Edition First edition.
Description 384 pages ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note 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."
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
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.
Language Translated from the Chinese.
Subject Physicists -- Fiction.
Ball lightning -- Fiction.
Military weapons -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Science fiction.
Action and adventure fiction.
Added Author Martinsen, Joel, translator.
Added Title Qiu zhuang shan dian. English
ISBN 9780765394071 (hardcover)
0765394073 (hardcover)
9780765394088 (ebook)

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