"At its core, it is a story about opposing injustice wherever it lives and shedding any notion of a predetermined destiny. This is a comic that makes the reader think, and it demands multiple reads." — Project Nerd review

DAVID BRIN's The Life Eaters

IDW, 2015

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legends walk — and the world shakes

Roused by sorcery and a stench of holocaust, Norse gods have returned to the mortal plane, tilting the scales of World War II and cheating the Allies of victory.

Nearly a generation later the war still rages, this time in the jungles of Southeast Asia. The tide has been set for a final battle as a few heroes gather their courage — and their most advanced technology — for a final stand against the Nazis and their Aesir partners.

Is this mankind's last chance?

In the end, it will be an epic struggle to reclaim the sovereignty of the human race, one that will pit our basest instincts against ... our own humanity.

Now in a 2015 special edition from IDW — this dramatic and gorgeously illustrated volume is based on David Brin's Hugo-nominated novella "Thor Meets Captain America."

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The script has been wonderfully illustrated by Scott Hampton, one of the best graphic artists around. Hampton's painted artwork for projects as varied as Batman: Night Cries and The Upturned Stone has won accolades from fans around the world and established his reputation as one of the finest painters working in the graphic novel medium.

Scott Hampton also illustrated another Brin graphic novel, ST:TNG FORGIVENESS.

le jour du désastre

The French, who love graphic novels, have voted the translated, large format version of The Life Eaters a finalist for "best first album." Its title in France? D-Day, le jour du désastre.

back when it was unthinkable...

... it was not un-imaginable! The Life Eaters is one of many works of fiction that looked at the expansion of fascism in the 1920s and 1930s and asks, "What if things had turned out differently?" Here are some other "what if?" books:

  • Katharine Burdekin (writing under the pseudonym Murray Constantine), Swastika Night. Published in 1937, it's recognized for its predictive hits.
  • Noël Coward, Peace in Our Time (World Classics Vol 7). This play was written in 1946 by Coward, (whose name was on a Gestapo 'death list' in the event Germany conquered Great Britain).
  • Len Deighton, SS-GB.
  • Philip K. Dick, The Man in the High Castle.
  • Robert Harris, Fatherland: A Novel.
  • Sinclair Lewis, It Can't Happen Here.
  • Philip Roth, The Plot Against America
  • Norman Spinrad, The Iron Dream. Adolf Hitler as an American Sci-fi writer!
  • Harry Turtledove, In the Presence of Mine Enemies.
  • Guy Walters, The Leader.
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    David Brin's science fiction novels have been New York Times Bestsellers, winning multiple Hugo, Nebula and other awards. At least a dozen have been translated into more than twenty languages. They range from bold and prophetic explorations of our near-future to Brin's Uplift series, envisioning galactic issues of sapience and destiny (and star-faring dolphins!). Learn More

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