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The Supernova Era

Cixin Liu

  • First edition
  • Signed by the author

‘Wildly imaginative, really interesting … The scope of it was immense’ – Barack Obama

‘Like Ursula K. Le Guin rewriting¬†The Lord of the Flies for the quantum age’ – NPR.

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…

Signed by Cixin Liu and translator Joel Martinsen on a tipped-in page.

  • ISBN 9781788542388
  • Title The Supernova Era
  • Author Cixin Liu
  • Publisher Head of Zeus
  • Binding Hardback
  • Publication date Thursday 1st January 1970
  • Width 14.5cm
  • Height 22.8cm
  • Number of pages 352

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