Ball lightning
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Martinsen, Joel, translator.
Published
New York : Tor, 2018.
ISBN
9780765394071, 0765394073
Status
Downers Grove Public Library - 2nd Floor - Adult
SF/F LIU, C.
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Book
Edition
First edition.
Physical Desc
384 pages ; 25 cm
Language
English

Notes

General Note
Originally published in 2005 by Sichaun Science & Technology Press in Chengdu, China.
General Note
"The first three chapters of this translation appeared in the online magazine Words Without Borders in a slightly different form in 2009."
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"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Description
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.
Language
Translated from the original Chinese.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Liu, C., & Martinsen, J. (2018). Ball lightning. First edition. New York: Tor.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Liu, Cixin and Joel, Martinsen. 2018. Ball Lightning. New York: Tor.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Liu, Cixin and Joel, Martinsen, Ball Lightning. New York: Tor, 2018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Liu, Cixin,, and Joel Martinsen. Ball Lightning. First edition. New York: Tor, 2018. Print.

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