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Publisher Description

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Three-Body Trilogy, Cixin Liu's Ball Lightning is the story of what happens when the beauty of scientific inquiry runs up against the drive to harness new discoveries with no consideration of their possible consequences.

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.

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

Tor books by Cixin Liu

The Remembrance of Earth's Past
#1 The Three-Body Problem
#2 The Dark Forest
#3 Death's End

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Sci-Fi & Fantasy
August 14
Tom Doherty Associates

Customer Reviews

The Elves ,

Ok read

Bought the book based on the reviews but I was not very impressed, too much politics for me.

Apoverton1080 ,

Addictive from the first chapter

I enjoyed reading this book so much. It’s an excellent work of science fiction. The author pays a lot of attention to adding believable details and touches a lot on the societal implications of technology advances. I’ve read the Three-Body Series by the same author and enjoyed this book as much as those books.

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