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Ball lightning

Cixin Liu

Ball lightning

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    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.

    Edition Notes

    StatementCixin Liu ; translated by Joel Martinsen
    ContributionsMartinsen, Joel, translator
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPL2947.C59 Q25813 2018
    The Physical Object
    Pagination384 pages
    Number of Pages384
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26963115M
    ISBN 100765394073
    ISBN 109780765394071
    OCLC/WorldCa959038790


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