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Descender, Vol. 4 by Jeff Lemire
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bookshelves: apocalyptic, cyber, dystopian, sci-fi, graphic

The newest installment to Lemire's Descender narrows its focus brilliantly allowing three separate storylines to play out simultaneously across the page, sometimes in parallel and at other times in opposition. The haunting watercolor artwork by Dustin Nguyen pulls the pages together beautifully.

The theme running through the pages is one of self. Even as characters try to work and relate to each other, they may find themselves utterly alone. And yet hope resides in some interconnections between characters that isn't broken by the vastness of space and the enormity of opposing forces.

The tensions between the artificially intelligent robots and the carbon-based living species in the star system have lined up their forces for all out war. And everybody wants to control the human-sympathetic Tim-21 companion bot that holds a greater AI codex hidden within.

I've previously read:
     Descender, Volume 1: Tin Stars--4 stars
      Descender, Volume 2: Machine Moon --4 stars
      Descender, Volume 3: Singularities --5 stars
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Reading Progress

August 18, 2017 – Started Reading
August 18, 2017 – Shelved
August 18, 2017 – Shelved as: apocalyptic
August 18, 2017 – Shelved as: cyber
August 18, 2017 – Shelved as: dystopian
August 18, 2017 – Shelved as: sci-fi
August 18, 2017 – Shelved as: graphic
August 18, 2017 – Finished Reading

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