418 Montezuma Ave
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Author Event: Cixin Liu
Join us at the Jean Cocteau Cinema for this unique author event!
Cixin Liu, China’s #1 science fiction author will be discussing his latest book to be translated into English, Ball Lightning, with George R.R. Martin. A translator will be present for the audience Q&A and book signing in the lobby.
On his fourteenth birthday, right before his eyes, Chen’s parents are incinerated by a blast of ball lightning.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.