Saturday, 17 August 2013

Beyond Reality

In the future, we will all be on the net... or in the net... or be a part of the net... or only exist digitally... or partially with flesh bodies and digital bodies and...

All this is under the concept of Transreality, and this is also a graphic novel by Chris Lackey. Which I got as part of the Kickstarter. This is the story of James Watson, a chap from 2013 who finds himself in the future where things a little bit different. What he wants is his life back, but that's not straight forward.

A lot of the plot is an excuse to show off different aspects of Lackey's ideas about transreality. Which, as that, is fine. But... there are some parts of the plot which are quickly glossed over, and I didn't quite follow. For example, they go to a lot of effort to get some codes... then quickly, in one page, jump over using the codes. Because that part doesn't really matter. And some of the motivations aren't entirely clear...

The art is quite nice, and the book is well produced... although there are a few expressions which don't come across that well. But I do like Alexis, well done there.

So if you want to pick it up... but there is no digital version. (Which might be considered ironic...)


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