Aama, Vol. 1: The Smell of Warm Dust
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Aama, Vol. 1: The Smell of Warm Dust

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In the distant future, Verloc Nim wakes up in the middle of nowhere suffering from complete amnesia. He remembers nothing of his former life. But when Verloc is handed his diary by a robot-ape called Churchill, he is able to revisit his past. His life, he discovers, has been a miserable one. He lost his business, his family, and his friends because he refused the technological advancements of society - the eye implants, the pharyngeal filters, the genetic modifications — he went without all these. He was astray in a society he deeply resented until his brother, Conrad, took him to another planet to retrieve a mysterious substance called aama. Full of action, adventure, and strange characters, Aama is a unique exploration of society’s dangerous relationship with technology.

Title:Aama, Vol. 1: The Smell of Warm Dust
Edition Language:English
ISBN:1906838739
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:86 pages

    Aama, Vol. 1: The Smell of Warm Dust Reviews

  • Jan Philipzig
    Nov 14, 2015

    The promising first volume of what is shaping up to be a trippy yet politically charged sci-fi thriller by Swiss cartoonist Frédérik Peeters. In terms of recent sci-fi comics, it reads like a cross ...

  • Eisnein
    May 14, 2016

    [No spoilers; this review deals with the complete four-volume story, which is how I ordered it and read it -- a book in four chapters. I recommend buying them all if the story appeals to you, and more...

  • Leah
    Jan 17, 2015

    aama 1. The Smell of Warm DustWritten and illustrated by: Frederik PeetersTranslated by: Edward Gauvin First, before the review, I believe this is the first graphic novel I have read where the author ...

  • Romain
    Oct 23, 2015

    Ce qu'il y a de bien avec la science-fiction c'est que l'on découvre l'univers en même temps que l'histoire. En marge de l'intrigue et des personnages, la découverte et la compréhension du monde c...

  • Elizabeth A
    Mar 10, 2016

    Book blurb: In the distant future, Verloc Nim wakes up in the middle of nowhere suffering from complete amnesia. He remembers nothing of his former life. But when Verloc is handed his diary by a robot...

  • 'kris Pung
    Feb 10, 2015

    This was pretty damn out there and I'm not sure if I liked it or not. I have volume 2 sitting in front of me so maybe I'll have a clearer picture after I finish that one....

  • David Schaafsma
    May 02, 2015

    Aama was created by the author of mysterious Pachyderme. This one has some of that mysterious feel to it, but more sci fi thriller, it would appear. This is the first of five books, so as usual if I g...

  • Lonard Gaya
    Nov 20, 2016

    L'odeur de la poussière chaude est le premier tome d'une série de quatre albums (à ce jour) de bande-dessinée, signé par l'artiste suisse Frederik Peeters, publié en 2011 chez Gallimard et prim...

  • Unai
    Sep 24, 2014

    Es un caso particular el de Frederik Peeters y su estilo de hacer cómics. No voy a decir que me parezca sobrevalorado, sino mas bien que, aun dejándome con buen sabor de boca, no me llegan de la mis...

  • Beth
    Sep 21, 2014

    The narrative of aama is superb — right from the beginning you are hooked and you keep turning the pages to see what happens next. The story begins in the present, on planet Ona(ji), but soon the na...

About Frederik Peeters

Frederik Peeters

Frédérik Peeters (born 13 August 1974, in Geneva) is a contemporary Swiss graphic novelist. He received his bachelor of arts degree in visual communication from the École Supérieure d’Arts Appliqués in Geneva in 1995. Peeters currently lives with his partner Cati, her son, and their daughter in Geneva.His autobiographical graphic novel Blue Pills received the Polish Jury Prize at the Angoulême Int