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The Resource Ball lightning, Cixin Liu ; translated by Joel Martinsen

Ball lightning, Cixin Liu ; translated by Joel Martinsen

Label
Ball lightning
Title
Ball lightning
Statement of responsibility
Cixin Liu ; translated by Joel Martinsen
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
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
Member of
Summary
After witnessing his parents' bizarre death by ball lightning, Chin uncovers a new frontier in particle physics that pits him against a weapons-obsessed army major and an unscrupulous physicist
Storyline
Writing style
Character
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10685190
Cataloging source
YDX
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Liu, Cixin
Dewey number
895.13/52
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Chinese
Literary form
fiction
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Martinsen, Joel
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True
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  • Physicists
  • Ball lightning
  • Military weapons
Target audience
adult
Label
Ball lightning, Cixin Liu ; translated by Joel Martinsen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published in 2005 by Sichaun Science & Technology Press in Chengdu, China
  • "The first three chapters of this translation appeared in the online magazine Words Without Borders in a slightly different form in 2009."
  • "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9780765394071
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018295778
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
SCIENCE FICTION
System control number
(OCoLC)959038790
Label
Ball lightning, Cixin Liu ; translated by Joel Martinsen
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published in 2005 by Sichaun Science & Technology Press in Chengdu, China
  • "The first three chapters of this translation appeared in the online magazine Words Without Borders in a slightly different form in 2009."
  • "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9780765394071
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018295778
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
SCIENCE FICTION
System control number
(OCoLC)959038790

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