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Head of Zeus
Cixin Liu's The Devourer: A Graphic Novel by Cixin Liu, by Jean-David Morvan, illustrated by Yang Wei-Lin
 The Worlds of Cixin Liu, 6

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.

Members of the Earth Protection Force circle the planet's atmosphere, neutralising threats before they come close enough to cause harm. Most days the threats come in the form of asteroids or meteorites, inanimate bodies set on a trajectory thousands of years ago – but not today.

Today, a great crystal sent by a faraway, alien intelligence has been intercepted. It carries a simple message: The Devourer approaches. The Devourer consumes planets, gorging itself on the inhabitants and plundering the land, only stopping once nothing living remains.

Soon, the first Devourer ship enters the solar system and Earth's fate is sealed.

Sealed, that is, unless humanity can fight, and win.

Head of Zeus -- an AdAstra Book * Graphic Novels
13 Oct 2022 * 98pp * £9.99 * 9781803282817
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'
The New Yorker
Author
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.
Author

Jean-David Morvan

Jean-David Morvan
Jean-David Morvan is a French comic book author. He studied at the Institut Saint-Luc in Brussels and became a comic artist, before realising his true strength lies in storytelling. He has published more than 230 comics to date and been honoured a number of times at the world famous Angoulême International Comics Festival and by the Prix Saint-Michel.
Illustrator

Yang Wei-Lin

Yang Wei-Lin
Yang Wei-Lin was born in Taipei, Taiwan. She first studied for a BA in Chinese Literature at Tunghai University, Taichung and then attained her MFA at Tainan University of the Arts' Graduate Institute of Applied Arts. She has received numerous awards for her experimental and conceptual fibre installations in Taiwan, and her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions within Taiwan and internationally. Yang Wei-Lin currently teaches in the Department of Material Arts and Design at Tainan National University of the Arts.