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Drowntown (Hardback)
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Drowntown (Hardback)

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Hardback 56 Pages / Published: 20/06/2013
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`Just had a romantic Waterloo sunset spoiled by the sight of a corpse being dredged from the Thames? Welcome to Drowntown... `The name's Noiret, Leo Noiret. I'm a Minder, which means people hire me to protect them, figuring that my beer belly and monumental streak of bad luck are big enough to intercept any blades, bullets or bad feelings heading their way. `Staying alive isn't easy, though, when everyone who's anyone in Drowntown wants your new client dead in the water. I'm going to need a bigger belly...' The world has changed forever, ravaged by climatic upheaval. The flooded metropolis of London has adapted to the rising sea levels, remaining a centre for international commerce and a magnet for environmental refugees. The elite gaze out over the ever-expanding Thames from their ivory towers, while the denizens of submerged pubs peer into the sunken streets like specimens in an aquarium. Hired by notorious underworld figure Alexandra Bastet, Leo Noiret uncovers a terrifying conspiracy that stretches from the depths of Drowntown to the highest echelons of power and influence. Struggling aqua-courier Gina Cassel learns that young love can be a dangerous game when she becomes romantically involved with the heir to the Drakenberg Corporation, which aims to control both the environment and the future of human evolution. There's a storm brewing in Drowntown, with Gina and Noiret at its heart...

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780224085878
Number of pages: 56
Weight: 569 g
Dimensions: 306 x 220 x 12 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Flooded civilisations have long been a staple of post-apocalyptic fiction... Few have executed their dystopian vision with quite as much panache as Robbie Morrison and Jim Murray do here." -- Stephen Jewell * SFX *
"Jim Murray's gorgeous art is reminiscent in style of a toned-down Simon Bisley, and his attention to detail really brings this grimy, waterlogged world to life." -- Henry Northmore * The List *
"It's not the first time noir has been merged with science fiction, but the execution is absolutely first class. Murray's illustration is simply stunning... [Morrison's] script is razor-sharp... Together, Morrison and Murray have created a wonderful piece of cross-genre fiction, an homage to both noir and sci-fi, honing it down to a gritty but beautiful piece of work." -- Andy Shaw * Grovel *
"Morrison quickly fleshes out characters and plot with aplomb while Murray's gorgeous art ensures this is a thrilling no-holds barred adventure from start to finish..." -- John Freeman * Down the Tubes *
"A super read... Drowntown reaches high and achieves much of it, comedy, adventure, intrigue, entertainment and sumptuous art - I think you'll be hard-pressed to find anything else quite like it for a while." * Forbidden Planet *

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“Oceanic on the streets of London”

Despite accounting for 70% of the surface of the Earth, water is nowhere near as ubiquitous in post-Apocalyptic fiction as, say, zombies or nuclear holocaust or the sun going mental. I know J. G. Ballard had a go with... More

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