skip to content
Ball lightning Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Ball lightning

Author: Cixin Liu; Joel Martinsen
Publisher: London : Head of Zeus, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Action and adventure fiction
Fiction
Science fiction
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cixin Liu; Joel Martinsen
ISBN: 9781786694690 1786694697 9781786694683 1786694689
OCLC Number: 1048754931
Notes: 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"--Title page verso.
Description: 384 pages ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Qiu zhuang shan dian.
Responsibility: Cixin Liu ; translated by Joel Martinsen.

Abstract:

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 enigmatic natural phenomenon. His search takes him to across  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

'As elusive as a Venusian scout ship and as deadly as a nest of vipers ... Through these characters we learn an awful lot about ball lightning and it shows the author's deep knowledge of physics, Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1048754931> # Ball lightning
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    bgn:translationOfWork <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1048754931#CreativeWork/unidentifiedOriginalWork> ; # Qiu zhuang shan dian.
    library:oclcnum "1048754931" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1103135617#Topic/physicists> ; # Physicists
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1103135617#Topic/physicists_fiction> ; # Physicists - Fiction
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1103135617#Topic/military_weapons> ; # Military weapons
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1103135617#Topic/military_weapons_fiction> ; # Military weapons - Fiction
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/895.1352/e23/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1103135617#Topic/ball_lightning_fiction> ; # Ball lightning - Fiction
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1103135617#Topic/ball_lightning> ; # Ball lightning
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1103135617#Person/liu_cixin> ; # Cixin Liu
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1103135617#Person/martinsen_joel> ; # Joel Martinsen
    schema:copyrightYear "2018" ;
    schema:datePublished "2018" ;
    schema: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."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1103135617> ; # Qiu zhuang shan dian.
    schema:genre "Action and adventure fiction"@en ;
    schema:genre "Science fiction"@en ;
    schema:genre "Fiction"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1103135617#CreativeWork/> ;
    schema:name "Ball lightning"@en ;
    schema:productID "1048754931" ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781786694683> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781786694690> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBB8A2545> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1048754931> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1103135617#Person/liu_cixin> # Cixin Liu
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Liu" ;
    schema:givenName "Cixin" ;
    schema:name "Cixin Liu" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1103135617#Person/martinsen_joel> # Joel Martinsen
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Martinsen" ;
    schema:givenName "Joel" ;
    schema:name "Joel Martinsen" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1103135617#Topic/ball_lightning_fiction> # Ball lightning - Fiction
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Ball lightning - Fiction"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1103135617#Topic/military_weapons_fiction> # Military weapons - Fiction
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Military weapons - Fiction"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1103135617#Topic/physicists_fiction> # Physicists - Fiction
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Physicists - Fiction"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1103135617> # Qiu zhuang shan dian.
    schema:name "Qiu zhuang shan dian." ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781786694683>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1786694689" ;
    schema:isbn "9781786694683" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781786694690>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1786694697" ;
    schema:isbn "9781786694690" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1048754931#CreativeWork/unidentifiedOriginalWork> # Qiu zhuang shan dian.
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    schema:inLanguage "zh" ;
    schema:name "Qiu zhuang shan dian." ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.