Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency: A Spoon Too Short
by Arvind Ethan David
Diamond Book Distributors
Comics & Graphic Novels
Pub Date 20 September 2016
I love Douglas Adams so I was both hopeful and apprehensive when I picked up Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency: A Spoon too Short.
Too begin with, Dirk Gently is one of Adams's more off the wall creations you either love him or hate him. Whether you like think Gently is brilliant or completely off his nut, any reader will say that Arvind Ethan David's depiction is true to form. The illustrations pair well with the narrative style, vivid, colorful and just a touch distorted. The story itself blends the mundane with the unusual and even extraterrestrial - a fitting adventure for Gently who always finds the extraordinary hidden in the ordinary.
I liked how David tackled Gently's unusual history, providing an entry point for readers who have never picked up one of Douglas Adams's novels. From...
A Swift Kick In The Asteroids (The Wave Gate Cycle #1)
by Edward Zajac
Curiosity Quills Press
Sci Fi & Fantasy
Pub Date: November 9, 2015
Neurotic tech Zagarat Cole had no choice but to steal 432,985 credits from the Deus Syndicate. It was the only way to pay for his mother’s medical treatments. So, when a Deus executive called Zag into his office, he knew the jig was up. Or down. Or however it was you danced a jig. Yet to Zag’s astonishment, the executive didn’t excoriate, eviscerate, or “ate” him at all. He offered him a job.
The Deus CEO would consider it a personal favor if Zag helped privateer, ladies’ man, and all around great guy Fletcher Griffin with an easy outsource assignment. Were the fates smiling on Zag for once in his sunning life? Until then, it seemed like whoever was writing his story in the Great Cosmic Diary just plain didn’t like Zag. But here was an opportunity to curry favor from the tenth most powerful CEO in the known universe and possibly even make a...