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“For a gripping, near-future science-fiction tale, I highly recommend Trees.”
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.
|Product dimensions:||6.60(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||16 Years|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Science-fiction story about an alien invasion An alien invasion takes place on Earth in which large columns or “trees” are planted in various places. Ten years later, we meet a whole bunch of characters in different parts of the globe investigating this phenomenon in their own way. Living by the “trees” affects different people in different ways. The volume concludes with the “trees” starting to become active in various way. An interesting concept with good writing and clear illustrations. An intelligent plot well worth a look. Now for Volume 2.
I received a copy of Trees from Image Comics via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you. Trees is an interesting read. It was not what I expected at all, and I think that's what really thered me about this one. I thought it would have more sci-fi elements, but it's really just using alien invasion in the form of "trees" as a backdrop. It's real focus is on the people in this world and through them delivers a commentary on sexuality, politics, the government, science, race, etc. It covers a little bit of everything. And that aspect of it was pretty cool and long lasting- it's something I will think about for a long time. But, but, but... it had absolutely no plot. I mean, the story it told seemed like it was just a conglomeration of secondary stories. The only story with momentum- the scientist one- was haphazard and messy. I'm still not sure what happened. Another big problem was in the beginning. We meet several characters in several places, only to watch about half of those stories get shoved to the side. The interesting introduction doesn't even look like it will pay off until a sequel, possibly a third. And he exposition took forever! It would have been introduced much easier and faster, I'm sure. I don't think I'll be picking up the sequel unless it's from the library. However, saying that, I'll be recommending this book to loads of people. What it is really getting at is important and thought-provoking. I just wish it were advertised that way.