EARTH 2717: THE 3RD GOLDEN AGEBuilding a better tomorrow today…The planet we call home slowly dies beneath us.Most humans now live in teeming surface “Terrarium Cities,” off world colonies or orbiting space stations. All of earth’s resources have been depleted.All corporations, nations and... show more
EARTH 2717: THE 3RD GOLDEN AGEBuilding a better tomorrow today…The planet we call home slowly dies beneath us.Most humans now live in teeming surface “Terrarium Cities,” off world colonies or orbiting space stations. All of earth’s resources have been depleted.All corporations, nations and technologies have merged into THE CONGLOMERATE, whose Enforcer Battalions now conquer whole planets to feed its shareholders’ insatiable appetites.THE CONGLOMERATE, which began with the spirit of the best mankind had to offer, saved humanity from itself by taking us to the stars and has become the most ruthless profit machine to ever exist.Never use a robot when a human will do…Dishonorably discharged from the Conglomerate’s elite Enforcer Corps, Jon is doing a job too lowly for a robot. He leaps at the chance to go on a peaceful, first contact mission to an untainted world. Playing armed babysitter to Samantha, the daughter of a powerful Conglomerate executive, shouldn’t be too hard.What could go wrong?Everything…For Jon, it’s a relief to get away – on an easy assignment protecting a couple of do-gooders visiting a peaceful new planet. For Samantha, it’s a mission to change the world. For Jasson, it’s a chance to put his theories to the test.Being marooned on Anomaly where technology doesn’t work, the terrain is lethal and the creatures even more so, Jon quickly learns he’s not the man he once was. Dark secrets surround the various species that call this world home. Jon’s actions here have the potential to ripple across the void of space, and touch everything in it… Maybe even the Conglomerate…But when Anomaly sprouts synthetics-eating viruses, flesh-eating mutants and deadly magic, it becomes a race against which form of death will come first. Who will survive? Who will return?Join us on an adventure that reclaims our humanity and saves a world!Bonus: includes Anomaly UAR that integrates the print and virtual experience like never before.
Publish date: November 28th 2012
Publisher: Anomaly Publishing
Pages no: 370
Edition language: English
Read 50 pages of this. Though it's beautiful, with large panoramic illustrations, the main storyline seems trite, seems like it's been done before. I've seen other reviews that said pretty much the same thing.Still, read it for the art and you may enjoy the storyline, the space operaness of it all.....
As a concept book, this book is very concepty. Yay!The idea behind this whole rigmarole is really neat - full-length, full-color graphic novel with extra bits if you have the right technology. I imagine a lot of books and other things will start moving in this direction; it's neat, fun, interactive,...