The beautiful people of Midwest Book Review continue to spotlight the best of books in all genres and formats. We think it’s the best library checkout and shopping list around. Considering how comprehensive MBR is, we’re delighted that Joakim Drescher’s latest installment of his Motel Universe trilogy, Motel Universe 2: Faschion Empire, gets the MBR Graphic Novel shelf all to itself! Of course, you know this one picks up right after the Skins’ slave rebellion and assassination of galactic tycoon dictator, Barton Flump, and follows bounty Clara Constellation on her hunt for the ghost of Caligula through the Adonis Nebula, ruled by the Faschion Police (and the spelling of Faschion should clue you into the social commentary to go with your sci-fi escapism). PHEW! MBR keeps their takes to one-liners, so here’s the whole thing: “Presented in a unique and inherently fascinating graphic novel format, Faschion Empire: Motel Universe 2 is unreservedly recommended for those who appreciate an avant-garde approach to science fiction and will prove to be an enduringly popular addition to personal and community library collections.” See! Now go see the rest of their April list. You may never need to ask what’s worth reading again...
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