Black Science Volume 1: How to Fall Forever

Black Science Volume 1: How to Fall Forever

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"A must-read for Remender's fans or anyone
thrilled by bizarre and compelling sci-fi." Starred Review -
Booklist

"There is a lot
of meat to this book. Plenty for everyone to like, or dislike. The dangers are
real. People die. The worldbuilding is solid even though we're jumping through
different realities. Each of those worlds pops off the page and has their own
distinct look and feel." -
Kirkus

"This is a solid
adventure tale..." - PW

Grant
McKay, former member of The Anarchistic Order of Scientists, has finally done
the impossible: He has deciphered Black Science and punched through the barriers
of reality. But what lies beyond the veil is not epiphany, but chaos. Now Grant
and his team are lost, living ghosts shipwrecked on an infinite ocean of alien
worlds, barreling through the long-forgotten, ancient, and unimaginable dark
realms. The only way is forward, through the madness of the lightning sea-swamp
and a futurepast trenchworld, where the Sons of the Wakan Tech-Tanka wage
never-ending war on the savages of Europe! How did the Anarchist League of
Scientists end up this deep in the onion? And, who among them sabotaged the
Pillar?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 168 x 254 x 15mm | 358g
  • Fullerton, United States
  • English
  • chiefly Illustrations
  • 1607069679
  • 9781607069676
  • 52,221

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BOOKLIST (STARRED) -- Right at the start of this new
sci-fi comic, scientist Grant McKay lops the head off an electro-toad and uses
its jarring electric blue tongue as a whip against his amphibious enemies. And
that's just the beginning of the strange beauty in Remender's latest. As the
lead researcher of the Anarchist Order of Scientists, McKay has fractured the
rules governing interdimensional travel and taken his expedition (including his
family) into other worlds. What begins as an accomplishment of science and
wonder quickly becomes a nightmare when McKay realizes the machine that brought
them here is now jumping between dimensions at random intervals. Remender is
masterful when it comes to internal monologue, particularly here, when giving
voice to the inner struggles of this timid, regretful scientist. His writing is
both high-concept and descriptive, and it never loses sight of its humanity.
Scalera perfectly echoes the off-the-wall story, drawing in sharp angles, losing
the viewer in trees of geometric shapes, and using a brilliant palette of candy
colors that pop against black backgrounds that swallow deeply etched faces,
lurking figures, and imaginative creatures in their shadows. A must-read
for Remender's fans or anyone thrilled by bizarre and compelling
sci-fi.
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Rating details

6,736 ratings
3.89 out of 5 stars
5 30% (2,011)
4 40% (2,709)
3 22% (1,457)
2 7% (445)
1 2% (114)

Our customer reviews

I don't really have a lot to say about this, it was not as good as it sounded. It jumped all over the place and was confusing most of the time though it did all come together eventually and make sense. There was a lot of waxing profoundly at the end which got very annoying and I didn't connect with or even like any of the characters. On the otherhand, I did enjoy the art a great deal, a lot of dark lines and angular jaws, etc with an atmospheric colour paletteshow more
by Nicola Mansfield
This was a very interesting read, it is kind of like Sliders ( for the uncontrolled dimension hopping) meets Star Wars (for the weird creatures). The story goes straight into the action and at first this left me a little confused but it is not long before I had a firm grasp of what was happening. What really makes this book is the character dynamics, there are so many different personalities thrown together, people that normally would not choose to spend time together. This creates tension and helps to keep the story moving. Also, the need to know what is going to happen next and what world and what strange creatures they will encounter keeps you turning the pages. The art took a little while to get accustomed to but once I did I realised that it very much goes with the story and is really quite stunning. Overall, this is a very fun, dimension hopping scifi story and I will definitely be looking out for the next volumeshow more
by Natalie Johnson
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