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Ball Lightning

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
"Wildly imaginative." (Barack Obama on The Three-Body Problem trilogy)

A new standalone military science fiction adventure from the New York Times best-selling and award-winning author of the Three-Body Trilogy.

When Chen's parents are incinerated before his eyes by a blast of ball lightning, he devotes his life to cracking the secret of the 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 in particle physics. Although Chen's quest provides a purpose for his lonely life, his reasons for chasing his elusive quarry come into conflict with soldiers and scientists who have 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.

Ball Lightning, by award-winning Chinese science fiction author Cixin Liu, is a fast-paced audiobook about what happens when the beauty of scientific inquiry runs up against a push to harness new discoveries with no consideration of their possible consequences.

This program is read by Feodor Chin, voice of Zenyatta in Overwatch.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Used availability for Liu Cixin's Ball Lightning

Hardback Editions

August 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Ball Lightning
Author(s): Cixin Liu
ISBN: 0-7653-9407-3 / 978-0-7653-9407-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


August 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Ball Lightning
Author(s): Cixin Liu
ISBN: 1-78669-468-9 / 978-1-78669-468-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

February 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ball Lightning
Author(s): Cixin Liu
ISBN: 1-78669-470-0 / 978-1-78669-470-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


June 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ball Lightning
Author(s): Cixin Liu
ISBN: 0-7653-9409-X / 978-0-7653-9409-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


August 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ball Lightning
Author(s): Cixin Liu
ISBN: 1-78669-469-7 / 978-1-78669-469-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

August 2018 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Ball Lightning
Author(s): Cixin Liu
ISBN: 1-5100-9202-1 / 978-1-5100-9202-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


August 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Ball Lightning
Author(s): Cixin Liu
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   


August 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Ball Lightning
Author(s): Cixin Liu
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon AU   


August 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Ball Lightning
Author(s): Cixin Liu
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Ball Lightning
Author(s): Cixin Liu
ISBN: 1-4272-9840-8 / 978-1-4272-9840-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


August 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Ball Lightning
Author(s): Cixin Liu, Joel Martinsen - translator
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   


August 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Ball Lightning
Author(s): Cixin Liu, Joel Martinsen - translator
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Ball Lightning
Author(s): Cixin Liu, Joel Martinsen - translator
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Ball Lightning
Author(s): Cixin Liu
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


August 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Ball Lightning
Author(s): Cixin Liu
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU