October 5, 2009

'Escape from Terra'

In the first story arc of Escape from Terra, a tax agent from Earth is dispatched to bring the frontier people in the Asteroid Belt into line. I read the first twenty strips or so, and the Cereans reminded me of the libertarian androids, i.e. biological humans ready to drone out their programmed ideology at the drop of a hat, in L. Neil Smith's novels.

So I went to the publisher's page...and there he is!

Smith and his sort have their hearts in the right place--but good grief are their minds naive. Ambivalent, I say to them:
So get you gone, Von Hugel, though with blessings on your head.
On second thought, no, stay.

Added to the list of online comics at right.

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