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Head of Zeus
Cixin Liu's The Butterfly: A Graphic Novel by Cixin Liu, by Dan Panosian
 The Worlds of Cixin Liu, 5

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.

Bombs fall through the night sky and the city of Belgrade burns. Its citizens huddle in basements, terrified for their lives.

In the heart of the city, two men keep watch from a rooftop. But they are not afraid. For they have a plan.

Scientist Aleksandar has developed a programme that can generate points throughout the world to trigger major atmospheric change elsewhere – and he needs his friend Reznik's help to run it. If they can find the right point, Aleksandar believes they might trigger a change powerful enough to disrupt the destruction of his country.

But, like the fluttering of a butterfly's wings can create hurricanes at thousands of miles' distance, Aleksandar's actions will have far-reaching repercussions. Will they be enough?

Head of Zeus -- an AdAstra Book * Graphic Novels
13 Oct 2022 * 98pp * £9.99 * 9781803282770
'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.

Dan Panosian

Dan Panosian
Dan Panosian is an American comic book artist. He has worked for Marvel, Image, Dark Horse and DreamWorks, among others, with notable credits including Thor, The Uncanny X-Men, Captain America, Wolverine and Arkham Knight. Being a descendant of survivors from the Armenian genocide, Panosian also contributed to a graphic novel about the Armenian genocide called Operation Nemesis: A Story of Genocide & Revenge.