<p><b>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' (<i>New Yorker</i>) – award-winning stories into graphic novels. </b></p><p>Bombs fall through the night sky and the city of Belgrade burns. Its people huddle in basements, terrified for their lives.</p><p>In the heart of the city, two men keep watch from a rooftop. But they are not afraid. For they have a plan. Aleksandar has created a programme that can generate points throughout the world that when disturbed can trigger major atmospheric change elsewhere – and he needs his friend Reznik's help to run it. If they can find the right point, Aleksandar believes they might trigger an atmospheric change powerful enough to disrupt the destruction of his country.</p><p>But, like the flapping of a butterfly's wings can create hurricanes at thousands of miles' distance, Aleksandar's actions will have far-reaching repercussions. Will they be enough?</p><h2>Praise for Cixin Liu:</h2><p>'Your next favourite sci-fi novel' <i><b>Wired</b></i></p><p>'Immense' <b>Barack Obama</b></p><p>'Unique' <b>George R.R. Martin</b></p><p>'SF in the grand style' <b><i>Guardian</i></b></p><p>'Mind-altering and immersive' <b><i>Daily Mail</i></b></p><p>'A milestone in Chinese science-fiction' <b><i>New York Times</i></b></p><p>'China's answer to Arthur C. Clarke' <b><i>New Yorker</i></b></p><p><b>Winner of the Hugo and Galaxy Awards for Best Novel</b></p>
<p>The city of Belgrade burns as bombs fall, and its people are terrified for their lives. But in the heart of the city, two men are not afraid – for they have a plan. But, like the flapping of a butterfly's wings can create hurricanes at thousands of miles' distance, Aleksandar's actions will have far-reaching repercussions. Will they be enough?</p>
'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'
'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'
'China's answer to Arthur C. Clarke'
The New Yorker
<p>Cixin Liu's work has won the Hugo, Nebula, Locus and Galaxy Awards and Arthur C. Clarke Award for Imagination in Service to Society, been praised by every major publication and public figures from Barack Obama and Mark Zuckerberg to George R.R. Martin and Michaela Coel, and sold more than 9 million copies worldwide.</p>
<p>Sales of graphic novels are growing year on year, with 2.3 million sold in the UK in 2019.</p>
<p>'The Butterfly' has never before been published in English – this graphic novel is its debut.</p>
<p>MARKET: Neal Stephenson; Arthur C. Clarke.</p>