Cixin Liu Graphic Novels #6
Cixin Liu, Xavier Besse, Nicholas Blackburn Smith
- 72 Pages
- September 6, 2022
- ISBN: 9781945863776
- Trim Size: 7in x 10in x 0in
The sixth in a new series of graphic novels from Hugo Award-winning author Liu Cixin and Talos Press
After infamously failing to assassinate King Zheng of Qin with a hidden dagger, the world-renowned scholar Jing Ke is tossed in prison. Yet the king is baffled: though Jing Ke conspired to kill him, he also turned his dagger’s blade away from the king and saved him. Why would Jing Ke attempt regicide . . . and why would he foil his own plot? No amount of torture will make the would-be assassin tell the truth—Jing Ke will only disclose his great secret to King Zheng himself.
Under the suspicious glares of the king’s ministers, Jing Ke reveals the true purpose of his journey: to gift King Zheng with a treasure. This gift is not gold, silver, gems, or land, but rather a mathematical language that can decipher even the Will of Heaven. Once 100,000 digits of this ratio are calculated, the king would be able to perceive the Will of Heaven, understand the mysteries of the gods, and even unlock the secret of immortality. King Zheng puts his trust in Jing Ke and mobilizes three million of his elite soldiers to construct a “calculating formation” than can compute Pi at high speeds. All the while, a coup to overthrow King Zheng is steadily growing in the shadow
The sixth of sixteen new graphic novels from Liu Cixin and Talos Press, The Circle 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