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Cixin Liu's For the Benefit of Mankind
13 Oct 2022 * PAPERBACK * £14.99 * 9781803282763

A more advanced human race has plans to colonise Earth and humanity must come together to stop them – at any cost.

Fiction / FX (Graphic Novels)
Extent: 130 pages  Format: 254 x 178 mm Illus: 100 integrated col
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Cixin Liu's The Devourer
Cixin Liu's The Butterfly
Cixin Liu's The Circle
Cixin Liu's The Wandering Earth
Cixin Liu's Sea of Dreams
Cixin Liu's The Village Teacher
Cixin Liu's Yuanyuan's Bubbles
Also in The Worlds of Cixin Liu series
Cixin Liu's For the Benefit of Mankind: A Graphic NovelThe Worlds of Cixin Liuby Sylvain Runberg, illustrated by Miki Montlló

Welcome to The Worlds of Cixin Liu, a series of graphic novels created by 35 artists – including writers, illustrators and colourists – from 13 countries, to salute the unique imagination of China's science fiction grandmaster.

Earth. Our home. The sole planet within our solar system capable of sustaining human life. A truly unique ecosystem. Unique, that is, but for the three other identical Earths, each housing their own human race. For years we have thrived on the world our creators made for us, the superior species of our ecosystem. But no longer.

For the Elder Brothers – humans like us, only more advanced – have announced their plans to colonise our Earth. They will permit us to remain, as their pets, on a landmass tucked away at the bottom of the planet, with a subsidy to live upon which is based on the assets of our Earth's poorest citizen.

If we are to survive, there must be a dramatic redistribution of wealth. Anyone who does not accept will be 'processed'.

For the benefit of mankind.

Sylvain Runberg is a Belgian comic book author, based in Stockholm, Provence and Paris. Before he started writing, Runberg worked for publishing house Humanoides Associés, as the editor for Moebius & Enki Bilal, among others. Since 2004, Runberg has had more than 50 books published and is now translated into 15 languages, having sold more than 1 million copies worldwide.
Miki Montlló is a Catalan comic book artist. After completing his studies at the Escola Joso de Cómic in Barcelona, he worked in the video game industry and on feature films before abandoning it all to fulfil his childhood dream of becoming a comic book artist. He balances his busy professional career with a semi nomadic lifestyle, living in Ireland, Germany and Spain.

Cixin Liu's work has won the Hugo, Nebula, Locus and Galaxy Awards and the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Imagination in Service to Society, been praised by every major publication and public figures from Barack Obama and Mark Zuckerberg to George R.R. Martin and Michaela Coel, and sold more than 9 million copies worldwide.

Flapped trade paperback with gatefolds.

MARKET: Alan Moore; Pat Mills; Bryan Talbot; Grant Morrison; Juan Díaz Canales.

'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

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