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Hardback 96 Pages / Published: 20/09/2016
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Living on the moonWhatever were we thinking? ...It seems so silly now. The lunar colony is slowly winding down, like a small town circumvented by a new super highway. As our hero, the Mooncop, makes his daily rounds, his beat grows ever smaller, the population dwindles. A young girl runs away, a dog breaks off his leash, an automaton wanders off from the Museum of the Moon. Each day that the Mooncop goes to work, life gets a little quieter and a little lonelier. As in Goliath, Tom Gauld's retelling of the Bible story, the focus in Gauld's science fiction is personal-no big explo-sions or grand reveals, just the incremental dissolution of an abandoned project and a person's slow awakening to his own uselessness. Depicted in the distinctive, matter-of-fact style of his beloved Guardian strips, Mooncop is equal parts funny and melancholy. Gauld captures essential truths about humanity, making this a story of the past, present, and future, all in one.

Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
ISBN: 9781770462540
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 302 g
Dimensions: 205 x 171 x 11 mm

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Lindsay Seddon at Chester

“Short but sweet”

Lovely story, very atmospheric - short but sweet.

Best read in absolute silence in the middle of the night

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25th September 2016
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