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.
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Number of pages: 448
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
'A masterful opening sequence ... Liu is superb at creating drama from technical description' Guardian.
'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 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).
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“Definitely made me think about life, science, and having fun. I loved it!”
Complex, dynamic, thought-provoking, unexpected.
The novel's story is written from a historian perspective, detailing what happened within the three years of the Supernova Era. It's a world populated by... More
“An apocalyptic novel with a very original premise”
Supernova Era has a really interesting premise - what would happen if only those 13 years and under survived an apocalyptic event, in this case a supernova star showering earth with deadly radiation. It is well... More
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