aama: 1. The Smell of Warm Dust

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In the distant future, Verloc Nim wakes up in the middle of nowhere suffering from complete amnesia. He remembers nothing of his former life. But when Verloc is handed his diary by a robot-ape called Churchill, he is able to revisit his past. His life, he discovers, has been a miserable one. He lost his business, his family, and his friends because he refused the technological advancements of society. The eye implants, the pharyngeal filters, the genetic modifications?he went without all these. He was astray in ...
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Overview


In the distant future, Verloc Nim wakes up in the middle of nowhere suffering from complete amnesia. He remembers nothing of his former life. But when Verloc is handed his diary by a robot-ape called Churchill, he is able to revisit his past. His life, he discovers, has been a miserable one. He lost his business, his family, and his friends because he refused the technological advancements of society. The eye implants, the pharyngeal filters, the genetic modifications—he went without all these. He was astray in a society he deeply resented—that is, until his brother, Conrad, took him to another planet to retrieve a mysterious substance called aama. Full of action, adventure, and strange characters, Aama is a unique exploration of society’s dangerous relationship with technology.
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Publishers Weekly
★ 03/24/2014
At the start of the first volume of this French SF thriller trilogy, a distant-future ne’er-do-well named Verloc wakes in a molten crater, his eyes filled with tears over his lost daughter, and his memories a blur. Moments later, he’s approached by a robot gorilla named Churchill who’s thrilled to see him and hands him his journal. The journal reveals how Verloc’s younger brother, Conrad, cajoled Verloc into accompanying him and Churchill to an isolated experimental colony at the edge of the cosmos. Upon their arrival, the true purpose of Conrad’s visit is revealed, as is Verloc’s role in it. Peeters is best known for his intimate graphic novel Blue Pill, but he seems to have produced this mind-bending tale of SF mystery and intrigue without breaking a sweat, offering clever retro-future designs and rich, moody hues. The expectantly hallucinatory unraveling of the mystery should satisfy fans of psychological sci-fi like 2001: A Space Odyssey and Solaris. (Mar.)
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“What use does technology have if the end is nowhere in sight? What means will we concoct, day-to-day, to meet our end goal? Writer/artist Frederik Peeters plays with these themes and more in his Angoulême Festival–winning sci-fi chronicle, Aama.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781906838737
  • Publisher: SelfMadeHero
  • Publication date: 3/18/2014
  • Series: aama Series , #1
  • Pages: 88
  • Sales rank: 725,948
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Frederik Peeters as one of the world’s most important graphic novelists and the author of the highly acclaimed Blue Pills. He has received five nominations in the Best Book category at the Angoulême International Comics Festival; in 2013 he won the Best Series prize at the same event for the first two volumes of Aama. He lives with his wife and daughter in Geneva, Switzerland.
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  • Posted July 6, 2014

    The narrative of aama is superb ¿ right from the beginning you a

    The narrative of aama is superb — right from the beginning you are hooked and you keep turning the pages to see what
    happens next.  The story begins in the present, on planet Ona(ji), but soon the narrative flashes back to the previous
    events of the last seven days.  And it’s not just previous events, we are also getting backstory on the backstory.  In the
    hands of another author or graphic novelist, this perhaps could cause the reader much confusion, but Peeters handles
    it like a pro and the reader is left feeling eager to continue and see how everything plays out.  It’s truly a multi-layered
    (and very cool!) reading experience.

    Peeters presents a very intriguing and mysterious vision of the future with stunning illustrations.  I am definitely looking
    forward to reading volume 2 which has a release date of November 4, 2014.

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    Disclosure:  I received a complimentary review copy from Self Made Hero, an imprint of Abrams.  The opinions are my own.

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