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Cixin Liu's The Devourer
13 Oct 2022 * EBOOK * £9.99 * 9781803282817

Humanity must rally together to save the Earth when its existence is threatened by a ruthless alien empire that consumes every planet it comes across.

Fiction / FX (Graphic Novels)
Extent: 112 pages  Illus: 100 integrated col
Exclusive: GB AU NZ IN ZA SG   Not for sale: CA US
Cixin Liu's For the Benefit of Mankind
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 The Devourer: A Graphic NovelThe Worlds of Cixin Liuby JD Morvan, illustrated by Weilin Yang

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.

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.

Instead, 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 their 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...

JD Morvan is a French comic book author. 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.
Weilin Yang is an artist from Taipei, Taiwan. 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. Weilin Yang currently teaches in the Department of Material Arts and Design at Tainan National University of the Arts.

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.

'The Devourer' is a sequel to Cixin Liu's novel, Of Ants and Dinosaurs.

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

'The graphics are gritty and dark... A great epic story [that] really plays out well through the medium of a graphic novel' SF Crowsnest

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