Monday, September 20, 2010

The Doom Machine by Mark Teague

A race of Spider-like aliens have abducted some people from a small Midwestern town in the 50's, along with a device that will let the conquer the planet! Jack and Isadora have an adventure full of unexpected twists as they try to escape from the abductors, rescue the grown-ups and save the universe.

Reminiscent of Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy in tone, this is a fun space yarn with well developed characters and lots of adventure. It never gets to heavy and stays true to the intricate alternate world that is established. Beautifully illustrated in the same quirky style as the writing, Teague has achieved a wonderful blend of everything a good story needs.

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by Scott