(BOOK À The Life Eaters) By David Brin – 8p2.us
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#Life Eaters makes for a fascinating read Part what if the Nazis won the Second World War tale another part superhero #Eaters makes for a fascinating read Part what if the Nazis won the Second World War tale another part superhero part Gaiman esue exploration of the realms of Norse myth and eventually beyond it s a genuine epic "from writer david brin scott hampton s artwork "writer David Brin Scott Hampton s artwork the characters and locations of his writing to life offering a sense of the familiar alongside the utterly fantastical Indeed that might sum up the whole work as it takes readers around the world and across decades of history In the end Brin suggests what might save us is will not be gods or messiahs of some ind Instead our greatest hope is in our humanity in spite of the terrible things that might have to happen first It s a timeless message but one that feels especially relevant today That s not bad from a piece first published 15 years ago and even further than that if you look at Brin s novella which inspired the opening section and the larger world of the piece Did I read this because of the Norse god standing next to Hitler on top of dead soldiers pictured on the cover Certainly The idea that Hitler in his belief of mysticism called on the Aesir to help him win the war is a fascinating supposition I really enjoyed the addition of gods from multiple faiths The fact David Brin who wrote The Postman wrote this comic helped I thought the book would be hokey and fun but it ended less hokey and entertaining The book reminded me a bit of American Gods where the uestion of what is belief and what makes something real underlies the story Is the act of believing strong enough to make something corporeal This comic book is both an extension and a seuel of David Brin s Thor Meets Captain America The story is set in an alternative post WWII scenario with a fantastical that makes it very different than works such as The Man in the High Castle Also while the novella was a short and uick read compelling and worth the time I spend reading it the comic book is even better thanks to the amazing art by Scott Hampton with fine lettering by Todd Klein Legends walk and the world shakesThis was an amazing graphic novel It explores the romanticism enlightenment discussion but in a novel way looking at our fixation An incredibly imaginative tale that used stunning artwork to explore germany's embracement of neroman. .
I am gushing too much over this but it is one of those stories that you read and just wish could be experienced by a much wider audience HIGHEST POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION NOT A MARVEL COMIC The first section of this graphic novel is an adaptation of David Brin s short story Thor Meets
captain america and the rest is a seuelAmerica and the rest is a seuel it Despite the Marvel ous title it is not about the Marvel characters It s an alternate history story in which the Nazis won by enlisting the help of the Norse gods Loki defects to the Allies but is still self serving and devious and the Allies cannot trust his help despite how much they need it Fans of movie and myth Loki will appreciate his paradoxical nature in this Also those who get a ick out of the indirect Marvel connections will probably enjoy that there is an Iron Man of sorts in the story as well This is an adaptation and expansion of David Brin s excellent short story Thor Meets Captain America from his 1986 collection The River of Time Although the title of that story would lead one to conclude that it s about the Marvel characters it not This Thor is the brutal mythological one working in concert with the Nazis However the story does align with s underlying theme that ordinary people can be heroes and that greatness is an ideal we should all aspire toThe first part of this book is a straight adaptation of the story with minimal adjustments The original tale ends on a note that is simultaneously downbeat and hopeful a neat trick that blew my 21 year old mind back in 86 The expanded story here manages a similar effectMost potent though are the themes This is about cooperation beating despotism that being considerate of others is better than selfishness science trumping mysticism the idea of we re all in this together being superior to every man for himself democracy over dictatorship It s a belief Brin comes back to again and again in his stories and it s a good one in my opinionScott Hampton s art is both gorgeous and good storytelling Fatherland meets Norse Mythology in a thrilling uchronic graphic novel but the ending of this adaption of the novella Thor Meets Captain America by sci fi author David Brin was just too much abrubt and unsatisfactory for meReally have to look for the book sooner or late. Against the Allied forces but the plan uickly backfires and Gemany becomes involved in a truly epic ,
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The Detriment Of Our Collective Human Potential Our Ability Todetriment of our collective human potential our ability to together to create new possibilites and technologies I especially loved how the author used myths to emphasize how much humankind could be if we worked together and not let ourselves be torn apart by egotists ideologies race religion and the restThe real heroes are the people who work towards unity collaboration and cooperationCheers to David Brin for a good thought provoking read Recent Reads The Life Eaters David Brin expands his short story Thor vs Captain America into a graphic novel Humanity and "Enlightenment against the old gods an explicit political fantasy that pits reason "against the old gods an explicit political fantasy that pits reason unreason in a tale for our times Scott Hampton s art excels Very different comic story Great plot by SiFi Writer David Brin If you are looking for a different comic read this is very recommended 50 stars This is one of the BEST comicgraphic novels I have ever read That is not an idle comment as I have read uite a few including many of the ones that are the most higly rated This amazing story holds its own with all of them in my opinionAdapted and expanded by David Brin from his Hugo nominated nevella called Thor versus Captain America the basic premise is that the Nazi s on the eve of losing World War II discover a way to conjure and create an unholy alliance with the Norse gods Odin Thor etc and thus change the tide of the warThe above may sound a bit pulpish but the story is anything but believe me It is subtle smart superbly well written and extremely well told It also provides an amazingly "original explantion for the holocaust without taking away "explantion for the holocaust without taking away its brutal reality and provides an additional basis for the Nazi SS s fascination with the occult Put simply I was blown away by the story Despite the brutal and very emotional background of the plot the true focus of the story is about heroes and how ordinary people can do extraordinary things and make their lives have meaning for others exactly because they are ordinary people This is not a story about people with super powers in fact none of the good guys are super heroes It is about real people doing extraordinary things during extraordinary times I am sorry if it sounds like. Cy to win World War II In this story Hitler devises and unholy plot that pits the ancient Norse gods. .