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Mooncop

by Tom Gauld

Hardback £12.99
Published 11th October 2016, 96 pages
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Description

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.

Details

Mooncop
by Tom Gauld

ISBN
9781770462540

Publisher
Drawn and Quarterly

Binding
Hardback

Publication date
Oct. 11, 2016

Dimensions
20.5cm x 17.1cm x 1.1cm

Page count
96 pages