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Liu, Cixin (Author) & Martinsen, Joel (Translator). THE SUPERNOVA ERA. London, England: Head Zeus/Goldsboro Books, 2019. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 350 pages. As New/As New.

The author's third novel. One of Cixin Liu's finest achievements. Limited Edition of 250 numbered and signed copies. The first appearance of the title in English and in the United Kingdom. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly the regular trade edition and the American Edition. The Limited Edition is now scarce. Presents Cixin Liu's "The Supernova Era" in its definitive English translation by Joel Martinsen, one of the most respected translators of Chinese fiction in the West. Visionary writing from the East, melding Chinese mysticism with Western cosmology. "This audacious early work will give Liu's readers in English a glimpse at his evolution as a writer and give every reader food for deep thought" (Shelf Awareness). "Eight light years away, a star has died, creating a supernova event that showers Earth in deadly levels of radiation. Within a year, everyone over the age of thirteen will die. And so the countdown begins. Parents apprentice their children and try to pass on the knowledge needed to keep the world running. But when the world is theirs, the last generation may not want to continue the legacy left to them. And in shaping the future however they want, will the children usher in an era of bright beginnings or final mistakes?" (Publisher's blurb). More than any other genre, science fiction is pure allegory: It is about our struggle to survive as well as the search for transcendence in this life ("place") and in the universe ("time"). Every great science fiction such as Cixin Liu's aspires to be the most compelling version of the uber-narrative about this unending struggle and quest. An absolute "must-have" title for Cixin Liu collectors. This is a copy of the Limited Edition, indicated/numbered as such on the Front Limitation Page. It is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen by Cixin Liu and Joel Martinsen. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of few copies of the Limited Edition still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Precedes and should NOT be confused with the regular trade edition and the American Edition. A rare signed copy thus. Two-time Winner of the Nebula Award. Cixin Liu is widely regarded as the greatest Chinese writer of our time in the science fiction genre. A fine copy. . ISBN 1250306035. $100.00

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