The Wandering Earth
Cixin Liu Graphic Novels #2
Cixin Liu, Christophe Bec, Stefano Raffaele
- 124 Pages
- July 13, 2021
- ISBN: 9781945863653
- Imprint: Talos
- Trim Size: 7in x 10in
The second in a new series of graphic novels from Hugo Award-winning author Liu Cixin and Talos Press
The life-bringing sun is on track to have a catastrophic helium flash within the next four hundred years, which would wipe the Earth from the universe entirely. To survive, humanity constructs massive engines on Earth that keep running nonstop, gradually taking Earth out of the Sun’s orbit. Braking, escaping, and hostile living conditions wear down humanity’s hope. People who believe that civilization has already been destroyed form a rebel faction, carrying out a ruthless execution of those who still believe that the Sun will undergo a helium flash.
The second of sixteen new graphic novels from Liu Cixin and Talos Press, The Wandering Earth is an epic tale of the future that all science fiction fans will enjoy.
Cixin Liu is the most prolific and popular science fiction writer in China, as well as a senior engineer. For his grand narratives and superb imagination, Liu is recognized as a leading voice in Chinese science fiction. He is a multi-award winner with Hugo, Locus, Ignotus, Kurd-Laßwitz-Preis, and Seiun Awards, as well as many others. He is also a nominee for the Nebula Award. In 2018, he received Arthur C. Clarke Award for Imagination in Service to Society. He is also a nine-time winner of the China Galaxy Award, and in 2015 earned the Xingyun Lifetime Achievement Award.
Liu rose to international acclaim with his Three-Body Trilogy, which received extensive coverage by international media outlets, including TheNew Yorker, The New York Times, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, and El Mondo. The series was highly praised by readers such as former U.S. President Barack Obama, Mark Zuckerberg, Kim Stanley Robinson, and George R.R. Martin, and has been translated into twenty-six languages.
Christophe Bec was born in France, in the city of Rodez on the 24th of August 1969. His parents moved to Marocco soon after, so he spent his early years there, before coming back to the south of France. He learned how to read with the famous Belgium comic-book magazine called Tintin.
In 1989, he actively created a new fanzine of BD, Esquisse, which earned later an award at Angoulême International festival of Comic-books. In 1990, Christophe started his graphic studies at the École Européenne Supérieure de l’image d’Angoulême (EESI) and revealed his talent as well in drawing as in writing. In 1992, he signed his first professional edition contract with Soleil Publishing House. Five years later, he published Zero Absolu which achieved a great success.
In 2001 he worked as Illustrator for a brand-new story, Sanctuaires, written by Xavier Dorison, for Humanoïdes Associés. It has turned to be an immediately success. In 2004 the third volume was released which is the last book of this best-seller series and become a classic of this genre. After that, he created an ecologic thriller together with Éric Héninot, Carthago. Quickly, this story has become another hit.
In 2008, Christophe came back to Soleil Publishing house with Prométhée, an ambitious anticipation thriller which counts 17 volumes published by now.
Christophe has collaborated with many publishers, tried many kinds of stories: from thrillers to poetic and intimate ones. His favorite themes are Sci-Fi, thriller, Epic fantasy and Horror. In 2016, he published Les Tourbières noires, adapting freely from a Guy de Maupassant novel, for which he assumed both writing and drawing.
One year later, he started a huge anticipation saga called Olympus Mons with his best collaborator, the Italian artist Stefano Raffaele. The first 2 albums reached immediately the top of the sales chart of the French market.
Today, after having published more than 120 comic-books as writer or as drawer, Christophe decided to share his time between comic-books and the film industry. He has directed 2 short films, Frenchboy and Escape, and is preparing for long-term projects for TV series.
Stefano Raffaele was born in1970 in Milano, Itally, where he still lives now. He started his career in the fumetti (comic-books /magazine) Lazarus Ledd in 1994. Then he moves to USA to work for the American comic-books industry on the famous characters such as New Gods, Birds of Prey, Batman, X-Men, Facteur-X, Conan le Barbare, etc. He worked on more than 20 different famous titles. In 2000, he drawn Arkhain for Marvel Italia, a sci-fi mini-series and created the horror story Fragile for the magazine Metal Hurlant (Heavy Metal), which would be adapted for the big screen by Eduardo Rodriguez. In 2007 he met Christophe Bec and started a long and fruitful collaboration. They have many stories published such as Deepwater Prison, Sarah, Prométhée, Pandemonium, and recently, Olympus Mons and Spider.
In 2010, he received the prestigious Carlo Boscarato Prize in Italy as Best Artist.