With one foot planted firmly in a futuristic world where Seekers—people employed by the government to hunt down so-called Deviants for what is euphemistically called “hospitalization”—routinely undergo Matrix-like virtual reality “tests” to ensure they are still in the fold and capable of carrying out company orders, TSMG manages to simultaneously have its other foot rooted in an authentic, throwback, hardboiled detective vibe. And it is in that fuzzy blending of post-apocalyptic and old-school noir that TSMG carves out what is one of the most wonderfully unique books I’ve had the pleasure to read.
Needless to say, when Andrez told me he was doing a Kickstarter campaign to fund a graphic novel version of the story in collaboration with Fée Romney I was overjoyed. If you’ve had the pleasure of reading Andrez’s work (One Hundred Years of Vicissitude, Who is Killing the Great Capes of Heropa?), I hope you’ll get behind this campaign. As you know with these things, every little bit helps.
And if you’re not familiar with his work, I highly encourage you to pick something of his up and give it a whirl. In addition to the works I’ve already mentioned, he also has another game changer on the way, Depth Charging Ice Planet Goth, coming from Perfect Edge in July, as well as the anthology The Tobacco-Stained Sky (Another Sky Press) and the short-story collection The Condimental Op (Perfect Edge). Thanks for any help you can give to the campaign, and for checking out Andrez’s work.