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, …
Published by Most Ancient
24p, b&w, screenprinted cover, sewn binding, 8.5"x8.5"
With issue #3, the landscape of Scaffold comes into focus, and with it, a more cohesive grasp of the epic structures on display. Hearty science fiction, told through ant-farm page navigations, Most Ancient lets the winding and encrusted multilayer scaffolding take front-and-center. Reminds me of the sense of magic tucked into the navigation of early video games, where a throbbing pixel landscape somehow tapped directly into some deep inner mindterror. -EF