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Head of Zeus
Cixin Liu's The Circle: A Graphic Novel by Cixin Liu, by Xavier Besse
 The Worlds of Cixin Liu, 8

An international collaboration involving 26 writers and illustrators from 14 different countries have transformed 15 of Cixin Liu's – 'China's answer to Arthur C. Clarke' (New Yorker) – award-winning stories into graphic novels.

Xianyang, capital of the state of Qin, 227 BC.

Before the great king, Ying Zheng, ruler of the state of Qin, stands the emissary of the state of Yan, Jing Ke. Charged with the attempted assassination of Zheng, is sentenced to death. But the king recognises before him not only a noble man, but a highly intelligent one too, so he is spared and made one of the king's advisors.

Obsessed by the search of eternal life, Zheng sets his new advisor to apply his mathematical studies to this pursuit. Jing Ke calls upon the numbers and shapes which the Heavens confer unto him, to calculate a figure that will reveal that great secret...

Head of Zeus -- an AdAstra Book * Graphic Novels
13 Oct 2022 * 98pp * £9.99 * 9781803282794
'A unique blend of scientific and philosophical speculation, politics and history, conspiracy theory and cosmology'
George R.R. Martin
'Wildly imaginative, really interesting ... The scope of it was immense'
Barack Obama
'A milestone in Chinese science fiction'
New York Times
'A marvellous mélange of awe-inspiring scientific concepts, clever plotting and quirky yet plausible characters ... Exhilarating, mind-stretching'
'China's answer to Arthur C. Clarke'
The New Yorker
Cixin Liu
Cixin Liu
Cixin Liu is China's #1 SF writer and author of The Three-Body Problem – the first ever translated novel to win a Hugo Award. Prior to becoming a writer, Liu worked as an engineer in a power plant in Yangquan.

Xavier Besse

Xavier Besse
Xavier Besse is a French comic book artist. He is a graduate of the Ecole du Louvre and of the University of London, and of the China department of the Guimet Museum in Paris. He first began as an illustrator of illustrated books for children published by the Réunion des Musées Nationaux, but after a few decisive encounters with writers, such as Jean-David Morvan and Olivier Supiot, he now devotes himself mainly to comics. His interest in Sinology inspired him to create Laowaï in 2017, a series of historical adventures that plunges readers into nineteenth-century Chinese history.