2019 DEBUT Topside
Book Author(s) J.N. Monk, Harry Bogosian
Publisher Graphic Universe (An Imprint of Lerner Books)
Book List Price $33.00
All-Ages Appropriate Yes
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When Jo, a headstrong maintenance technician, makes an error that destabilizes her planet’s core, she only knows one way to fix things: leaving her underground home for a trip to the planet’s dangerous, unruly surface. Soon she’s wandering through deserts, riding on the backs of giant beasts, and cutting deals with con artists and bounty hunters. Meanwhile, agents of the core are in hot pursuit. J. N. Monk and Harry Bogosian (co-creators of the web-comic StarHammer) present a wild outer-space fantasy about fixing your mistakes and the friends you meet along the way.

“Immersive, mysterious, and just the right amount of trippy.”—Kirkus Reviews

“As quest stories go, the world building in this one is impressive. . . . A dystopian sf graphic novel perfect for readers new to the genre.”—Booklist

“An intriguing mix of adventure and wonder and the mundane, both quietly epic and very personal. Wonderful art. Highly recommended.”—Jeff VanderMeer, Annihilation

  • Library Binding: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Graphic Universe TM (October 1, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1512445894
  • ISBN-13: 978-1512445893