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The Supernova Era

by Cixin Liu

The Supernova Era Synopsis

'Like Ursula K. Le Guin rewriting The Lord of the Flies for the quantum age' NPR. 'Cixin Liu is the author of your next favourite sci-fi novel' WIRED. Eight years ago and eight light years away, a supermassive star died. Tonight, a supernova tsunami of high energy will finally reach Earth. Dark skies will shine bright as a new star blooms in the heavens and within a year everyone over the age of thirteen will be dead, their chromosomes irreversibly damaged. And so the countdown begins. Parents apprentice their children and try to pass on the knowledge they'll need to keep the world running. But the last generation may not want to carry the legacy of their parents' world. And though they imagine a better, brighter future, they may not be able to escape humanity's dark instincts... 'China's answer to Arthur C. Clarke' THE NEW YORKER. 'Wildly imaginative, really interesting ... The scope of it was immense' BARACK OBAMA.

The Supernova Era Press Reviews

'A fascinating new novel from Cixin Liu, which has been described as The Lord of the Flies as written by fantasy great Ursula Le Guin' Herald Sun (Australia). 'So absorbing ... Liu is particularly good at evoking the short-term loss, loneliness and panic ... He thin-slices the start of Supernova Era into tense minutes ... An extraordinary novel ... Continually thrilling, engaging and thought-provoking' South China Morning Post. 'A masterful opening sequence ... Liu is superb at creating drama from technical description' Guardian. 'Enthralling ... This novel has the same studiously well-thought-out plot and situation, the same attention to detail and a similar holistic outlook as the 'Three Body' books ... Their personal journeys against the backdrop of huge social revolutions are touching and endlessly intriguing' SFcrowsnest.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781788542401
Publication date: 2nd April 2020
Author: Cixin Liu
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 448 pages
Categories: Science fiction,

About Cixin Liu

Cixin Liu is China's #1 SF writer and author of The Three-Body Problem - the first ever translated novel to win a Hugo Award. Prior to becoming a writer, Liu worked as an engineer in a power plant in Yangquan. Joel Martinsen is the translator of The Dark Forest by Cixin Liu and (with Alice Xin Liu) of The Problem With Me, a collection of essays by Han Han. His translations of short fiction have appeared in Pathlight, Chutzpah, and Words Without Borders. He lives in Beijing.

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