Thursday, March 3, 2011
Rack Pick: Finder
Rachel Grosvener is a young woman in the domed city of Anvard, struggling to find her own identity as she applies for membership into an exclusive clan to provide a better life for her family. When she loses a requisite heirloom things start to get complicated, and a good deal of history and other characters from the previous books come into play. It's not too hard to follow, though, and it's worth diving in regardless; much of the fun of Finder is in discovering this bizarre and yet strangely familiar new place for yourself. McNeil also includes a wealth of information in the form of several pages of end notes. DMZ writer Brian Wood says the series reads "like history from a world you want to live in" and Transmetropolitan's Warren Ellis calls it "completely fascinating". It's a mix of incredible world-building and flawless characterization that's hard to find anywhere else.
Voice is on stands now; later this month comes a big "library edition" reprinting the first four collections. There's never been a better time to discover this utterly engrossing saga, so give it a look!