Monday, November 28, 2016

Stunning Sci-Fi

A book that I missed in its original run, but picked up in the collected format, is Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen's Descender:

It tells the story of Tim-21, a robot who is rebooted a few decades after the robot culls and the destruction of the tentative alliance between non-robots (humans included) by planet sized robots.

It's good, and dense, and you can see where Lemire and Nguyen are heading, and the various aliens and neat, and their worlds are beautiful, and the androids are cool outlaws, but ultimately these topics come down to look.

That may be to superficial, and generally I try to avoid those snap decisions. There are plenty of good science fiction stories being created in the world today. What sets this apart?

One thing that got me was the fully painted watercolors from Dustin Nguyen.

Holy cow, it's a stunning artifact from some creative geniuses!

Published mostly monthly from Image, and collected every six months or so. Fully recommended.

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