Any book which begins with a space travel engineer saying the equivalent of "Beam me up, Mr Scott" and unintentionally blowing up a planet on his arrival has potential. 'Gridlinked' lives up to the promise.
For decades I have been Marlowe's silent sidekick as we traveled those dim noir corridors, those scented forests, those starlit lakesides and sunburned streets, those twisting mountain roads and empty cabins among the evergreens, and I still want to go there again.
At the request of a newly initiated member of Team Comics, a brief list of some beginner-friendly favorites.
Norwegian cartoonist Jason adapts a period mystery story - in animal drag.
I'm a big fan of plot-driven stories. On the other hand, though, I tend to prefer my thrilling tales without manifestoes attached...