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Saturday, 24 August 2013

Cinebook The 9th Art: Antares - Episode 4

Authors: LEO
Age: 15 years and up
Size: 18.4 x 25.7 cm
Number of pages: 48 colour pages

ISBN: 9781849181662
Price: £6.99 inc. VAT

Publication: August 2013

Kim’s group, still stranded halfway across Antares, must get back to the base camp through a journey filled with deadly encounters. Meanwhile, at the base camp, a trip to the neighbouring planet—source of the strange ray that vaporised Kim’s daughter—is being organised.

The prospect of meeting an intelligent species, though, drives the religious fanatics in charge to clamp down on any person or activity deemed rebellious.

As if a hostile world isn’t enough, the colonists have brought their own worst enemy with them...

I've been hooked on Leo's work since the Aldebaran  series and not just because of the story and the intrigue but because of what he draws.  His vehicles look familiar yet are not and his depiction of alien plants and creatures is incredible -look at that cover and then the second page below.  And there are even more in the book.

This is almost good old fashioned scifi with a modern Leo twist.  Well, it is!

Highly recommended.

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