The first in a hotly anticipated new graphic novel series
DS-5, a biologically-enhanced law enforcement marshal, is due to be decommissioned after decades in deep space. He returns to a solar system finally rising out of a devastating climate war following the discovery of a miraculous new energy source: Titan Green. His pod crashes on Titan following a mysterious explosion, and DS-5 deploys for his final mission: an investigation into mass murder that becomes entwined with a geologist's quest for her missing father. But as DS-5's ageing tech begins to fail, human faculties and memories resurface, forcing him to confront the dark provenance of his recruitment.
Jed Mercurio and Prasanna Puwanarajah have taken the Conspiracy Thriller and the Western and sent them into orbit. Stunningly illustrated by Coke Navarro, Sleeper is a riveting work of imagination.
Jed Mercurio's most recent television series Bodyguard and Line of Duty have broken UK viewing records. Other credits include Bodies, Lady Chatterley's Lover, Critical, Strike Back, The Grimleys and Cardiac Arrest. He is the author of three novels, Bodies, Ascent and American Adulterer. Jed is a former hospital physician and Royal Air Force officer, having originally planned to specialise in aviation medicine.
Prasanna Puwanarajah is an actor, writer and director. His writing and directing work has played at the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony. He completed his directorial debut feature film Ballywalter in 2021. Prasanna worked as a hospital doctor in the NHS for three and a half years. This is his first novel.
Coke Navarro is a Spanish illustrator, influenced by 90s comics, and a lover of classic sci-fi art. Since graduating in fine arts, he has worked at his Valencia based studio for many clients including Sony Animation, the Royal Shakespeare Company and Variety. His own work focuses on comic book art and narrative. Coke is represented by the Central Illustration Agency. Sleeper is his first graphic novel in the UK.
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