Cixin Liu - Ball Lightning — in conversation with Everdeen Mason

Upcoming Event
Friday, November 9, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

A nine-time winner of China’s prestigious Galaxy Award, Liu gained an English-language audience with The Three-Body Problem, which earned the Hugo Award. His new book combines mystery, science, and philosophy for a fast-paced quest tale that also considers the moral issues of how we use the technology we invent. The narrative follows Chen, a quantum physicist, who’s dedicated his life to solving the mystery of ball lightning, the inexplicable phenomenon that killed his parents. Others are also interested in the lightning, among them Lin Yun, who wants to harness its ferocious power for the military. As Chen learns more about the forces behind the lightning, he also struggles to reconcile his values with the social and political consequences of his work.

Liu will be in conversation with Everdeen Mason, audience editor and sci-fi/fantasy columnist for The Washington Post.


5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Fiction & Poetry
Ball Lightning Cover Image
By Cixin Liu, Joel Martinsen (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780765394071
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Tor Books - August 14th, 2018

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