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Low vol 3: Shore Of The Dying Light


Low vol 3: Shore Of The Dying Light

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Rick Remender & Greg Tocchini

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Page 45 Review by Stephen

Deliciously drawn sub-aquatic sci-fi, this is about the vital importance of maintaining hope, when there is no hope to speak of.

I, for example - against all evidence to the contrary - am still desperately praying that someone will stop us Brexiting Europe and so breaking this country.

In this instance, the entire world is burnt out and its leaders are broken. Newsflash:

In the future our sun will expand then go supernova, at which point the Earth itself as well as its inhabitants will need more than Factor 500. We will be engulfed. Obliterated. And that will be the end of our story. That isn't speculative fiction, it is a scientific certainty.

Long before then, the radiation levels on the Earth's surface will have exceeded intolerable, so if we haven't already escaped this solar system then we'll have needed to move underground or deep, deep, deep underwater.

In LOW humanity hasn't yet found an alternative, habitable planet, so it has sunk itself into our oceanic depths in several separated colonies. Probes have indeed been dispatched in search of alternative astronomical accommodation... but that was over 13,000 years ago. None have returned.

13,000 years without success; 13,000 years of failure!

Can you imagine maintaining hope in that terrible knowledge? Few others have and now less than a year's supply of air remains for Stel's deep-sea colony.

Yes, LOW as a title works both ways.

In the wake of almost insurmountable adversity - including the dispersal and dire straits of her family - one woman has so far held it together. But how long will that last?

Please see our reviews of LOW volumes one and two for much, much more.

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