From Bill Campbell’s mind comes this raw, shocking book. It’s dense and deep and thoughtful and really, really good. It starts with a trope: a far future, consumerism has grown to the point where poor and minority children are press-ganged into military service. There’s an important mining planet under revolt, and the Marines are sent in to subdue the miners. From there, though, Campbell delves into a fascinating picture of the modern (circa 1998) world drawn to a terrible conclusion. This is a complicated, slow read, with a complex cast of characters. It’s devastatingly enjoyable, even if not particularly approachable.
n.b. – the Vincent Sammy art is delectable.