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Arcadia (2015 Boom) #1

When 99% of humankind is wiped out by a pandemic, four billion people are 'saved' by being digitized at the brink of death and uploaded into Arcadia, a utopian simulation in the cloud.

But when Arcadia begins to rapidly deplete the energy resources upon which the handful of survivors in the real world (a.k.a. 'The Meat') depends, how long will The Meat be able - and willing - to help?

While at times confusing this story takes the reader around the world and is engaging throughout.

Written by newcomer Alex Paknadel and illustrated by freshman Eric Scott Pfeiffer, "Arcadia" is a promising new title: once begun, it is impossible to put down!

(posted May 11, 2015)