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Cixin Liu's For the Benefit of Mankind

A Graphic Novel

Sylvain Runberg author Miki Montllo illustrator


Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Published:13th Oct '22


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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. A more advanced human race has plans to colonise Earth and humanity must come together to stop them – at any cost.

A more advanced human race has plans to colonise Earth and humanity must come together to stop them – at any cost.

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. Earth. Our home. The sole planet within our solar system capable of sustaining human life. A truly unique ecosystem. Unique, that is, 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. For the Elder Brothers – humans like us, only 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 which is 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 accept will be 'processed'. For the benefit of mank

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 *
A rich story... [with] a dark Blade Runner like appeal * SF Book Reviews *
A thoroughly engrossing story on an epic scale with a set of fabulous characters * SF Crowsnest *
A wonderfully imaginative story; one that has a lot of heart and hope at its centre * Set The Tape *

ISBN: 9781803282763

Dimensions: unknown

Weight: unknown

130 pages