The fourth in a new series of graphic novels from Hugo Award-winning author Liu Cixin and Talos Press
Ever since she was a child, Yuanyuan always dreamed of blowing big bubbles. But her father worries about her fascination—he wants Yuanyuan to be as responsible and devoted to a calling as her mother was. As an adult, Yuanyuan creates a multimillion-dollar business out of the technology she developed for her doctoral thesis. But she still dreams of blowing the biggest bubble she can. When his daughter uses her high-tech methods to blow a bubble big enough to envelop a city, Yuanyuan’s father thinks back to the dreams he and Yuanyuan’s mother chased when they were young. In the end, Yuanyuan’s bubbles bring her father’s dreams to life.
The fourth of sixteen new graphic novels from Liu Cixin and Talos Press, Yuanyuan's Bubbles is an epic tale of the future that all science fiction fans will enjoy.
About the Author
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.
The French writer Valérie Mangin, born in 1973, was a specialist of the Latin historic period, a specialist of history, and a historian of arts. But, unable to accept a career as a curator, she jumped from official history to stories after meeting her husband, Denis Bajram. The 60 different stories she has published, though taking the appearance of classical adventures, are in fact giant games she has invented about history, politics and culture. She like to play with all types of popular literature, as well as historical facts, to give us original points of view and help us to discover well-known events again. With her husband, she contributed to the birth of the official professional organization of French comic-book artists (SNAC-BD), and to the États Généraux de la Bande Dessinée, helping the professionalization of this artistic domain.
The Belgian artist Steven Dupré started his career as a professional cartoon artist in 1986 with the series Wolf, which he drew and wrote on a daily basis for the Flemish newspaper Het Volk. Twenty volumes were published until he created the much-acclaimed and prize-winning children's comic Sarah & Robin. He then made the leap over the language-frontier existing in his trilingual country to write (in French) and draw the trilogy Coma. He is best known as an artist for the comic book adaptations of the French television series Kaamelott. In 2011, he won the bronze Adhemar, the cultural prize of the Flemish government for comic artists, with his series Midgard. With Valérie Mangin as the writer, he drew both volumes of Le Club des prédateurs. His work is mostly available in French and Dutch languages, and some of them are translated now into Indonesian, English, Servo-Croatian and Finnish.