Ball Lightning (novel)

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Ball Lightning
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AuthorLiu Cixin
Original title球状闪电
Qiúzhuàng Shǎndiàn
TranslatorJoel Martinsen
GenreChinese hard science fiction
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Ball Lightning (Chinese: 球状闪电) is a hard science fiction novel by Chinese author Liu Cixin. The original Chinese version was published in 2004. In 2018 the English version, translated by Joel Martinsen, was published in the US by Tor Books.[1][2][3][4][5][6]


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  2. ^ "Book review: Once 'Ball Lightning' gets rolling, this sci-fi mind-bender shines". Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Ball Lightning by Cixin Liu". World Literature Today. 8 August 2018. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Ball Lightning by Cixin Liu". Open Letters Review. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Sci-fi maestro Liu Cixin questions morality of scientific advancements". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Ball Lightning is a gripping tale of obsession from the biggest name in Chinese sci-fi". The Verge. Retrieved 28 September 2018.

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