In 2015, Liu Cixin 3 problems (Translated into English by Ken Liu), Best SF novel: Hugo Award for Best Novel. This award was the first for Chinese authors and allowed Liu to inform themselves. A sequel to this novel, Dark forest And The end of death, Also received a lot of praise, now, Liu has a new book in English: Ball LightningIt was translated by Joel Martinsen. As 3 problemsIt's exciting in technology and physics, exploring the essence of obsession and the dark places it can lead.
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like , Ball Lightning There is only a little 3 problems There is no outer life organism following the life of a young man called Chen (Chen) whose parents are being cremated by a phenomenon called a thunderstorm. Their death determines the direction of the rest of their lives. Listen to the memory of his dead parents, he is obsessed with strange incidents, goes to college and learns everything he can do about lightning.
He is an isolated presence and aside everything to pursue his obsession. And finally I met Lin Yun of the army officer who works in the experimental weapons department and I am fascinated by that phenomenon. She is not pursuing incredible energy knowledge, but to use it as a weapon.
Liu takes him to the ruins of the Soviet arsenal factory where he encounters weapons specialists who have lost all of their quest for knowledge. Mr Chen realized he might have cast his life to pursue failure, but after the revelation he will return to study. He and his scientific colleagues realize that they have found a new basic character …
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