In Ukrainian-American novelist Yuriy Tarnawsky’s new trilogy The Placebo Effect (JEF Books), the themes of alienation, abandonment, and fear of death, developed in Like Blood in Water and elaborated in The Future of Giraffes, respectively the first and second book of The Placebo Effect Trilogy, …
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Ryan Cecil Smith’s new serial “SF” gives classic sci-fi comics an impish, homespun twist while still staying true to form. Introducing the space-scientist-fighter crew of the S.F.S.F.S.F. and the hapless orphan earthling Hupa Dupa, Smith balances straight up expository scripting with satisfying bursts of rough-and-tumble action. Humor gets played fast-and-loose here giving the tight storytelling a breezy edge and lending a weird wit to the crisp Tintin-flavored schemes.