Supernova Era

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Cixin Liu’s new science fiction novel Supernova Era tells the story of a discovery by astronomers of a dying star that unleashes a supernova that is traveling toward earth. Upon studying it closer, it is determined that the radiation will kill anyone over the age of 13. A decision is made to tell the inhabitants of Earth about it and, subsequently, the adults begin to teach their children everything they should know to rebuild civilization. Primarily centering in Beijing, China, the book is brimming with characters from all walks of life and how they cope with the impending doom.

Although the premise is super improbable, this shortcoming is made up with highly developed and multidimensional characters. Liu, the author of the highly-acclaimed Remembrance of Earth trilogy weaves a taut and very suspenseful plot into the story that keeps the reader engaged throughout the book. Overall, I quite enjoyed Supernova Era despite its ridiculous plotline about a discriminating solar radiation.

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Author Cixin Liu, trans. by Joel Martinsen
Star Count 3.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 352 pages
Publisher Tor
Publish Date 2019-10-22
ISBN 9781250306036
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Issue February 2020
Category Science Fiction & Fantasy


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