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Staff Picks Reviewer: Callie

Alienation by Inés Estrada []



Alienation is a cinematic and upsetting vision of humanity’s immediate future after climate collapse. In this sci-fi body horror, the colonizers and capitalists of today own the biotechnology that allows Eliza and Carlos to all but exist physically in a vast virtual world. The so-called non playable characters of this virtual reality seem to be evolving past artificial intelligence. Estrada’s monochrome illustrations, beautiful and appropriately mind-bending, feel like the perfect means to explore body sovereignty in a world where technology is created by and for those in power.

A  cautionary and escapist tale.

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