Ball Lightning by Cixin Liu. First edition. First impression in new condition. Flat signed by Cixin Liu to title page. No markings. This is a brand new book. Please see pictures. Jacket in removable protective sleeve.
About Ball Lightning
So, on his fourteenth birthday, right before his eyes, Chen's parents are incinerated by a blast of ball lightning. Then, 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.