The Seventh Voyage: A Graphic Novel: Star Diaries (Hardcover)

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By Stanislaw Lem, Jon J. Muth (Illustrator), Michael Kandel (Translated by)
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Ijon Tichy is caught in a TIME LOOP.

An NPR Best Book of the Year"... J Muth's hilarious and gentle masterpiece." -- Neil GaimanAlone in his broken spaceship-with no one there to help him-he could remain trappedin space indefinitely!But soon something strange begins to happen: Tichy's past and future selves appear. And rather than helping one another, they bicker and fight as they crowd into the tiny vessel.Will Tichy stop fighting with himself long enough to save his own life?This sharply comical story by world-renowned science-fiction writer Stanislaw Lemhas been adapted into a brilliant graphic novel by Caldecott Honor and Eisner Award-winning artist Jon J Muth.

About the Author


Stanisław Lem is an internationally revered Polish writer who has been translated into 41 languages and has sold over 45 million books worldwide. His acclaimed novel, Solaris, was adapted into a movie starring George Clooney. And Star Diaries is his popular short story collection from which The Seventh Voyage was taken.

Jon J Muth is beloved all over the world for his seven books featuring Stillwater the Panda, whose love and balanced approach to life always serve to make the world a better place for his young friends. Muth’s many enchanting picture books include his Caldecott Honor Book Zen Shorts, Addy’s Cup of Sugar, Stone Soup, and The Three Questions, which the New York Times Book Review called "quietly life-changing." His books have been translated into more than 23 languages and are cherished by readers of all ages. Muth draws inspiration from his life-long interest in Asian Studies, including tai chi chuan, sumi ink drawing and chado, "the way of tea."

Muth is also renowned in the world of graphic novels. He won an Eisner Award for his paintings in the graphic novel, The Mystery Play by Grant Morrison. He’s partnered with Neil Gaiman on The Sandman: The Wake, Walter and Louise Simonson, and Kent Williams on Havoc & Wolverine: Meltdown, J. M. DeMatteis on Moonshadow and Silver Surfer, and with Stanislaw Lem on The Seventh Voyage which was nominated for an Eisner Award for Best Adaptation in Another Medium. He lives in New York State with his wife and their four children.

Praise For…


Distinctions and Praise for The Seventh Voyage:An NPR Best Book of the Year"An extremely funny, beautifully paced story of timey-wimey disaster and attempted rescue-and the perils of interaction with that most terrible of people-yourself. J Muth's hilarious and gentle masterpiece." -- Neil Gaiman"Delicately washed panel artwork by Caldecott Honoree Muth (Zen Shorts) underscores the hilarity of late Polish author Lem's short story... Kandel's translation and Muth's art imbue the original with a crystalline, humorous clarity and delight." -- Publishers Weekly"A colorful introduction to a brilliant science fiction author--Lem's visions of the future and Muth's art are a perfect match." -- School Library Journal"Muth's atmospheric watercolor artwork gives an astounding sense of space. Vast expanses of darkness dotted with pale stars are the backdrops for Tichy's retro, tin-can-like spaceship, and Tichy himself, rendered in aqueous watercolors, has a charmingly limber look, which becomes increasingly comical as more and more Tichys appear at various ages. While this is a bit more sophisticated than the usual middle-grade graphic novel, space-mad kids who love arguing about the paradoxes of time travel will likely be wholly on board." -- Booklist"Master artist Jon Muth makes this small story a place you can stay a while." -- NPR.org

Distinctions and Praise for The Seventh Voyage:An NPR Best Book of the Year"An extremely funny, beautifully paced story of timey-wimey disaster and attempted rescue-and the perils of interaction with that most terrible of people-yourself. J Muth's hilarious and gentle masterpiece." -- Neil Gaiman"Delicately washed panel artwork by Caldecott Honoree Muth (Zen Shorts) underscores the hilarity of late Polish author Lem's short story... Kandel's translation and Muth's art imbue the original with a crystalline, humorous clarity and delight." -- Publishers Weekly"A colorful introduction to a brilliant science fiction author--Lem's visions of the future and Muth's art are a perfect match." -- School Library Journal"Muth's atmospheric watercolor artwork gives an astounding sense of space. Vast expanses of darkness dotted with pale stars are the backdrops for Tichy's retro, tin-can-like spaceship, and Tichy himself, rendered in aqueous watercolors, has a charmingly limber look, which becomes increasingly comical as more and more Tichys appear at various ages. While this is a bit more sophisticated than the usual middle-grade graphic novel, space-mad kids who love arguing about the paradoxes of time travel will likely be wholly on board." -- Booklist"Master artist Jon Muth makes this small story a place you can stay a while." -- NPR.org


Product Details
ISBN: 9780545004626
ISBN-10: 0545004624
Publisher: Graphix
Publication Date: October 1st, 2019
Pages: 80
Language: English