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Trees Volume 1
by Warren Ellis and Jason Howard


Overview - "For a gripping, near-future science-fiction tale, I highly recommend Trees ." -- Kirkus

Ten years after they landed. All over the world. And they did nothing, standing on the surface of the Earth like trees, exerting their silent pressure on the world, as if there were no-one here and nothing under foot.  Read more...


 
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Overview
"For a gripping, near-future science-fiction tale, I highly recommend Trees." -- Kirkus

Ten years after they landed. All over the world. And they did nothing, standing on the surface of the Earth like trees, exerting their silent pressure on the world, as if there were no-one here and nothing under foot. Ten years since we learned that there is intelligent life in the universe, but that they did not recognize us as intelligent or alive.

Trees, a new science fiction graphic novel by Warren Ellis (Transmetropolitan, Red) and Jason Howard (Super Dinoasaur, Astounding Wolf-Man) looks at a near-future world where life goes on in the shadows of the Trees: in China, where a young painter arrives in the "special cultural zone" of a city under a Tree; in Italy, where a young woman under the menacing protection of a fascist gang meets an old man who wants to teach her terrible skills; and in Svalbard, where a research team is discovering, by accident, that the Trees may not be dormant after all, and the awful threat they truly represent.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781632152701
  • ISBN-10: 1632152703
  • Publisher: Image Comics
  • Publish Date: February 2015
  • Page Count: 160
  • Reading Level: Ages 16-UP
  • Dimensions: 10.2 x 6.6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds

Series: Trees Tp #1

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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-04-13
  • Reviewer: Staff

Set ten years after strange alien pillars appear on Earth, this globe-spanning sci-fi tale explores the small-scale reactions to a large-scale world-changing event, and the existential dread the unknown can bring. Writer Ellis (Transmetropolitan, Red) sometimes overloads on philosophizing talking-head scenes, but ultimately he creates characters with relatable desires: to understand, to succeed, to love and be loved. For the most part, they resemble real people not always seen in sci-fi stories like this—as in a very sweet romance that shows how real life can continue even after a catastrophe. With an emphasis on place, pace, and faces, the art from Howard (Super Dinosaur, The Astounding Wolf-Man) is reminiscent of European sci-fi from Métal Hurlant, and the busy layouts give the feeling of a handheld, faux-doc feature. There is a scratchy realness to the illustrations and the colors convey a world both bright and worn. A fine addition to the tradition of SF that exaggerates tomorrow’s problems to better paint a picture of today. (Mar.)

 
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