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Written by Tom Gauld

Adventure Stories Featured Books for 7+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers Science Fiction Space

Mooncop Synopsis

Living on the moonWhatever were we thinking? ...It seems so silly now. The lunar colony is slowly winding down, like a small town circumvented by a new super highway. As our hero, the Mooncop, makes his daily rounds, his beat grows ever smaller, the population dwindles. A young girl runs away, a dog breaks off his leash, an automaton wanders off from the Museum of the Moon. Each day that the Mooncop goes to work, life gets a little quieter and a little lonelier.

Mooncop Press Reviews

To read a Tom Gauld cartoonis to be entertained, but also to be affected on a deeper level, where timeless truths about the human condition wait for talents such as Gauld to tap a line into them and provide lesser mortals like me with a chance to taste them.

-Boing Boing

As in Goliath, Tom Gauld's retelling of the Bible story, the focus in Gauld's science fiction is personal-no big explo-sions or grand reveals, just the incremental dissolution of an abandoned project and a person's slow awakening to his own uselessness. Depicted in the distinctive, matter-of-fact style of his beloved Guardian strips, Mooncop is equal parts funny and melancholy. Gauld captures essential truths about humanity, making this a story of the past, present, and future, all in one.

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ISBN: 9781770462540
Publication date: 20/09/2016
Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781770462540
Publication date: 20th September 2016
Author: Tom Gauld
Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 96 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories, Science Fiction, Space

About Tom Gauld

Tom Gauld is a cartoonist and illustrator. He has weekly comic strips in the Guardian and New Scientist and his comics have been published in the New York Times and the Believer. In addition to his graphic novels Goliath and You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack, he has designed a number of book covers. Gauld lives and works in London.

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