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Head of Zeus
Cixin Liu's For the Benefit of Mankind: A Graphic Novel by Cixin Liu, by Sylvain Runberg, illustrated by Miki Montllò
 The Worlds of Cixin Liu, 7

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.

Earth. Our home. The sole planet within our solar system capable of sustaining human life. A truly unique ecosystem. Unique, 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.

The Elder Brothers – humans like us, but 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, 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 comply will be processed. For the benefit of mankind.

Praise for Cixin Liu:

'Your next favourite sci-fi novel' Wired

'Immense' Barack Obama

'Unique' George R.R. Martin

'SF in the grand style' Guardian

'Mind-altering and immersive' Daily Mail

'A milestone in Chinese science-fiction' New York Times

'China's answer to Arthur C. Clarke' New Yorker

Winner of the Hugo and Galaxy Awards for Best Novel

Head of Zeus -- an AdAstra Book * Graphic Novels
13 Oct 2022 * 98pp * £9.99 * 9781803282756
'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'
'China's answer to Arthur C. Clarke'
The New Yorker
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.

Sylvain Runberg

Sylvain Runberg
Sylvain Runberg is 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. His first book was launched in 2004 and since then Runberg has had more than 50 books published by the largest French publishers and is now translated into 15 languages, having sold more than 1 million copies worldwide.

Miki Montllò

Miki Montllò
Miki Montlló is a Catalan comic book artist. After completing his studies at the Escola Joso de Cómic in Barcelona, he began working on the cult Spanish animated movie Nocturna, and went on to work 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.