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Ball Lightning - Cixin Liu

Ball Lightning - Cixin Liu

These books are from an unnumbered limited edition.

Title: Ball Lightning

Author:  Cixin Liu

ISBN:  9781786694683

Weight:  825g

Limited and signed first edition, first printing



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Ball Lightning by Cixin Liu

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.

Peer & Press Reviews

A striking, strange and sometimes quite chewy standalone novel about the uneasy alliance between cutting-edge scientific research and the agencies that fund it.


Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title: Ball Lightning
Translators: Joel Martinsen
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Edition background

The publisher, Head of Zeus, issued this unnumbered limited edition.

Each book has a signature page, tipped-in before the half title page, that has ‘SIGNED AND LIMITED FIRST EDITION’ printed on it.  Also printed on this page are the book’s title, the author’s name and the logo of the publisher.

Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed: On a tipped-in signature page
Book Stats
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Publication date:
Printed by CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13: 9781786694683
ISBN 10: 1786694689
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 380
Size (h x w x d): 236 x 151 x 35mm
Image and Design Credits
Jacket illustration Stephan Martinière

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