Cixin Liu Graphic Novels #5
Cixin Liu, Dan Panosian, Dan Panosian
- 80 Pages
- September 6, 2022
- ISBN: 9781945863769
- Trim Size: 7in x 10in x 0in
The fifth in a new series of graphic novels from Hugo Award-winning author Liu Cixin and Talos Press
Aleksandar is a brilliant Yugoslavian scientist who dedicates himself to controlling local weather patterns through special atmospheric sensitivity points. His beloved young daughter, Katya, suffers from an illness so debilitating she must receive a kidney transplant from her mother just to stay alive. On top of this, the American-led NATO has begun conducting air strikes on Aleksandar’s homeland, whose capital city Belgrade is now the bombardment’s primary target.
While she recovers, Katya is eager to play in the sunshine. Aleksandar, on the other hand, is eager to use his new invention: software that can calculate atmospheric sensitivity points and activation mechanisms to control the weather. If it works, he can use it to cloak Belgrade in dark clouds and fog, obstructing NATO’s air raids. But first, Aleksandar will need the help of his old friend Reznik to find a supercomputer powerful enough to run the software. Spurred by his love of country, Aleksandar sets off on an international journey to change his homeland’s destiny and save his daughter’s life.
The fifth of sixteen new graphic novels from Liu Cixin and Talos Press, Butterfly 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.