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Cixin Liu's The Circle
13 Oct 2022 * PAPERBACK * £14.99 * 9781803282800

Obsessed by the search of eternal life, King Zheng must call upon an unlikely ally to create a system that will reveal that great secret.

Fiction / FX (Graphic Novels)
Extent: 82 pages  Format: 254 x 178 mm Illus: 100 integrated col
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Cixin Liu's The Village Teacher
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Also in The Worlds of Cixin Liu series
Cixin Liu's The Circle: A Graphic NovelThe Worlds of Cixin Liuby Xavier Besse

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.

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, Jing Ke has been sentenced to death. But the king recognises that the man who stands before him is not only noble, but highly intelligent, too, so he is spared, and instead made one of the king's advisors.

Obsessed by the search for eternal life, Zheng sets his new advisor, a revered mathematics scholar, to apply his studies to this pursuit. Jing Ke calls upon the numbers and shapes that the Heavens confer unto him, to calculate a figure that he is certain will reveal the great secret of immortality...

 
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.

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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