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Ball Lightning

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
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 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.

Genre: Science Fiction    

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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   


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   


Paperback Editions

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 UK   


Audio Editions

August 2018 : USA Audio CD

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 CA   


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 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Ball Lightning
Author(s): Cixin Liu
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Availability: Amazon UK