Artifice is a sci-fi romance-thriller about a prototype android soldier, Deacon, and the 19-year-old human outcast, Jeff, he was supposed to kill, but didn’t. Now the evil Corporation who built him wants answers and they have employed the brilliant and ruthless robopsychologist Clarice Maven to get them.
Deacon seems desperate to conceal the shocking events that took place between him and Jeff on Da Vinci 4, but what chance does he have fighting an adversary who can control his every move?
Artifice was listed as one of the Top 5 LGBT Graphic Novels of 2013 by The Advocate and was a Lambda Literary Award Finalist of 2014.
"...the narrative grips the reader from the first panel to the last, treating the audience to a moving rumination on love, free will, sexuality, and the question of whether a machine can feel. Woolfson and Nelson cover this familiar territory with fresh eyes, bolstered by solid artwork; it’s an emotional winner that deserves notice."
- Publishers Weekly
"Comic fans who love sci-fi, action, and gay romance won’t want to miss Alex Woolfson and Winona Nelson’s new graphic novel Artifice. Not only because the story features gay protagonists, but because the comic portrays their relationship as completely normal."
"I really loved ARTIFICE – it’s the kind of story that would have meant everything to me as a teen reader, and even as an adult, this gay-positive sci fi graphic novel made me so happy. I actually intended to just read the first page or so (since I didn’t have a lot of time) and ended up reading it through to the end, everything else pushed aside. Just like the best sci-fi and fantasy books did for me when I was a teen, reading with a flashlight under the covers until 3 or 4 in the morning, when my Dad would get up and I’d have to fast-pretend to be asleep!"
- I’m here. I’m queer. What the hell do I read?
"As I hold a copy in my hands, I can assure you that the beautifully bound graphic novel is printed with quality, its glossy cover and thick pages making it the kind of book you’d willingly add to your coffee-table collection. It’s a gorgeous work of art…"
Finalist in the Graphic Novel category - 26th Annual Lambda Literary Awards
Super-sized at 8.5" X 11". Full Color Paperback printed on gorgeous, thick paper. 112 pages. FOR MATURE READERS.
Special features include the "making of" section with script pages and step-by-step photos of the art process, as well as a comedic post-comic Q&A between the readers and the evil NoNeCo corporation.
Weight: 19.3 oz
All books are carefully packed in a sturdy, cardboard box. (It costs me more than using a padded envelope like Amazon does, but it offers much more protection!)
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