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 unique blend of scientific and philosophical speculation, politics and history, conspiracy theory and cosmology' George R.R. Martin.
'A marvellous melange of awe-inspiring scientific concepts, clever plotting and quirky yet plausible characters' TLS.
'Wildly imaginative, really interesting ... The scope of it was immense' Barack Obama.
'China's answer to Arthur C. Clarke' The New Yorker.
'A milestone in Chinese science fiction' New York Times.