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Ball Lightning

(2017)
A novel by

 
 


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



On his fourteenth birthday, right before his eyes, Chen's parents are incinerated by a blast of ball lightning. Striving to make sense of this bizarre tragedy, he dedicates his life to a single goal: to unlock the secrets of this enigmatic natural phenomenon. His pursuit of ball lightning will take him far from home, across mountain peaks chasing storms and deep into highly classified subterranean laboratories as he slowly unveils a new frontier in particle physics.

Chen's obsession gives purpose to his lonely life, but it can't insulate him from the real world's interest in his discoveries. He will be pitted against scientists, soldiers and governments with motives of their own: a physicist who has no place for moral judgement in his pursuit of knowledge; a beautiful army major obsessed with new ways to wage war; a desperate nation facing certain military defeat.

Conjuring awe-inspiring new worlds of cosmology and philosophy from meticulous scientific speculation, Ball Lightning has all the scope and imagination that so enthralled readers of Cixin Liu's award-winning Three-Body trilogy.

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 CA   Amazon AU   


June 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ball Lightning
Author(s): Liu
ISBN: 0-7653-9409-X / 978-0-7653-9409-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Trade
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 CA   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