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

Welcome to The Worlds of Cixin Liu, a series of graphic novels created by 26 writers and illustrators from 14 different countries to salute the unique imagination of China's science fiction grandmaster.

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, he has been 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 for 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 * £14.99 * 9781803282800
REVIEWS
'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'
TLS
'China's answer to Arthur C. Clarke'
New Yorker
ALSO IN THE SERIES
Cixin Liu's The Devourer
Cixin Liu's For the Benefit of Mankind
Cixin Liu's The Butterfly
Cixin Liu's The Wandering Earth
Cixin Liu's Sea of Dreams
Cixin Liu's The Village Teacher
Cixin Liu's Yuanyuan's Bubbles
Author

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.
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Cixin Liu's For the Benefit of Mankind
Cixin Liu's The Butterfly
Cixin Liu's The Circle