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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Mike French (Author, An Android Awakes)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Alternative Magazine Online recently reviewed An Android Awakes (a bold cross between a science fiction novel/graphic novel/short story collection), describing it as “filled to the brim with humour, violence, thought-provoking content and great imagination.” AMO is therefore delighted to present an exclusive online interview with the author of the book and the man behind Android Writer PD121928, Mike French!

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BOOK REVIEW – An Android Awakes by Mike French and Karl Brown

By Marty Mulrooney

An Android Awakes

An Android Awakes is touted by publisher Elsewhen Press as a cross between a graphic novel and a novel. Written by Mike French and illustrated by Karl Brown, it tells the story of Android Writer PD121928 who is part of the Android Publishing Program. His wife has been forcibly removed so he can concentrate and there are plenty of replacement cats stored in the freezer. When his latest novel The Eating of Citizen Cane is rejected, he finds himself with only 14 attempts left to get a story accepted for the program before he will be deactivated.

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BOOK REVIEW – Lenore: Pink Bellies by Roman Dirge (Graphic Novel)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Lenore: Pink Bellies is the latest collection of Lenore, The Cute Little Dead Girl comic books created by American artist and writer Roman Dirge. Published by Titan Books, Pink Bellies collects together Volume 2 issues 8-11 which make up the four-issue ‘Who Will Die?’ story arc. With each turn of the page, Lenore’s sinister neighbour Taxerdermy’s origin story will finally be revealed, setting into motion a series of dark and ridiculous adventures that will culminate in the death of one major character… forever.

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BOOK REVIEW – R.E.M. by Ryan Culucci and Zsombor Huska (Graphic Novel)

By Marty Mulrooney

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R.E.M. is a black-and-white graphic novel written by Ryan Culucci (Harbor Moon) and illustrated by Zsombor Huska. Successfully funded via Kickstarter in September 2013, R.E.M. tells the story of a brilliant but paranoid neuroscientist called Michael Letto. Obsessed with conquering the mysteries of sleep, Michael invents Soma: a chair that allows the user to get a full night’s sleep in only a matter of minutes. This incredible invention soon draws attention from both the military and a secretive religious order, but Michael has no intention of sharing his discovery with the world…

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BOOK REVIEW – Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children: The Graphic Novel by Ransom Riggs and Cassandra Jean

By Marty Mulrooney

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Alternative Magazine Online reviewed the New York Times best-selling novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children in 2011, describing it as ”one of the most unusual, inspired and captivating books of the 21st century” – it was also chosen as one of AMO’s best books of 2011. The original story by Ransom Riggs has now been adapted into a graphic novel by Cassandra Jean, with Riggs himself saying how her “beautiful images are so close to what I imagined while I was writing Miss Peregrine, I’m afraid she may have discovered a portal to the inside of my brain. I love this graphic novel!

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BOOK REVIEW – Dead Space: Liberation by Ian Edginton and Christopher Shy (Graphic Novel)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Dead Space: Liberation is a graphic novel written by Ian Edginton (Victorian Undead) with art by Christopher Shy (Soul Stealer). Recently published in the UK by Titan Books, this graphic novel serves as a prequel to the events of Dead Space 3 (both were released in February 2013). The story follows Earthgov Sergeant John Carver as he fights religious fanatics and terrifying ‘Necromorph’ monsters in a desperate bid for survival that will determine the fate of mankind.

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BOOK REVIEW – Dead Space: Salvage by Anthony Johnson and Christopher Shy (Graphic Novel)

By Marty Mulrooney

Dead Space Salvage

Dead Space: Salvage is a graphic novel written by Antony Johnston (Wasteland, Daredevil) with art by Christopher Shy (Soul Stealer). Recently reissued in the UK by Titan Books, the story – set within the same universe as the commercially and critically successful Dead Space video games – follows a group of deep space scavengers called ‘The Magpies’ as they attempt to salvage an abandoned spaceship… the USG Ishimura.

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