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Head of Zeus
Cixin Liu's Yuanyuan's Bubbles
Cixin Liu's Yuanyuan's Bubbles: A Graphic Novel Cixin Liu, illustrated by Steven Dupré

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.

Yuanyuan was five months old when she saw bubbles for the first time. In that moment, her eyes lit up with a radiance that outshone the sun and stars, and she felt she truly saw the world for the first time. From that day on, her life's one dream was to blow the biggest bubbles possible.

Yuanyuan's father doesn't approve of her dream. He fears his daughter's obsession is childish and too fleeting for his daughter, and longs for her to turn her intelligence to a calling that might help people. Their city is dying, but Yuanyuan focuses solely on blowing bigger and bigger bubbles.

But when Yuanyuan learns to create a bubble the size of a city – greater even – it may be that her obsession isn't so unhelpful after all.

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
05 Aug 2021 * 74pp * £9.99 * 9781801100038
REVIEWS
'A unique blend of scientific and philosophical speculation, politics and history, conspiracy theory and cosmology'
George RR 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'
The New Yorker
Author
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.
ALSO BY Cixin Liu
The Wandering Earth
Ball Lightning
Remembrance of Earth's Past
The Supernova Era
Of Ants and Dinosaurs
Hold Up the Sky
Cixin Liu's Sea of Dreams
Cixin Liu's The Village Teacher
Cixin Liu's The Wandering Earth
The Three-Body Problem
The Dark Forest
Death's End
Illustrator

Steven Dupré

Steven Dupré
Steven Dupré is a Belgian cartoon artist. He began his career in the 1980s with his series 'Wolf' which he contributed to the Flemish daily newspaper Het Volk. Since then, he has written and illustrated comics in Flemish, French and Dutch, and his works are also available in Indonesian, English, Serbo-Croat and Finnish.
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