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They've been hired to think the UNTHINKABLE. But what happens when the unthinable actually happens? After 9-11, best-selling author Alan Ripley joins a government think tank consisting of the most imaginative minds in diverse fields. Their job? Think of nightmare scenarios and crippling terrorist attacks so the government can safeguard against them.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published June 15th 2010 by Boom Town (first published 2010)
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Artur Coelho
Aug 31, 2012 rated it liked it
Imaginem um grupo de discussão muito especial, com especialistas em diferentes áreas que têm em comum a capacidade de imaginar o pior dentro dos seus campos. Juntos, têm como missão imaginar cenários impensáveis, onde as mais improváveis combinações de tecnologias e tendências se combinam em possibilidades ameaçadoras. Um romancista, uma microbióloga, um advogado, um hacker, um ambientalista, um cientista nuclear e um líder religioso apocalíptico são recrutados por uma organização obscura com po ...more
John Wiswell
Mar 20, 2010 rated it liked it
The premise has been done so many times that even TV shows have used it (most recently on Psych): a panel of experts are gathered, used to create theories on how something bad might happen, and then the people behind the panel ironically use the theories. Mark Sable's "Unthinkable" could be excruciating, but thanks to his disturbing imagination, Julian Tedesco's visual style, and the topic, the book becomes morbidly fascinating.

The topic? Terrorism post-9/11. Our panel unwittingly writes our ter
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Alan
Jan 10, 2010 rated it really liked it
While 4 stars might feel a little high for this trade, author Mark Sable crafts a credible thriller that adds the tech back into techno-thriller. Hollywood writer and novelist Alan Ripley is hired to join the government's think tank after 9/11. Along with a biologist, a preacher/end-times writer, a lawyer, a nuclear scientist, a hacker, and a conspiracy theory expert they are to dream up the worse things they can imagine so the government can plan to stop them.

Eight years later Ripley is sufferi
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Blake
Sep 08, 2014 rated it did not like it
An otherwise intriguing premise is fettered by its dollar-store clearinghouse of Democratic American talking points. Characters are leaden, improbable, pointless. Plot jumps around like an overstressed grasshopper. Art style is nice.
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Mark Sable is a writer for stage, screen, television and comics.

He is most noted as the writer/creator of the comics GRAVEYARD OF EMPIRES, GROUNDED, FEARLESS and HAZED for Image Comics and UNTHINKABLE for Boom! Studios.

Mark has worked on WHAT IF? SPIDER-MAN: DARK REIGN for Marvel Comic and SUPERGIRL, TEEN TITANS: COLD CASE, TEEN TITANS SPOTLIGHT: CYBORG and TWO-FACE: YEAR ONE for DC Comics. He h
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