Stuff That Happens After the World Blows Up
by Kyle Smeallie
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Pub Date 20 Oct 2020 | Archive Date 14 Jan 2021
"A light space comedy laced with witty dialogue." — KIRKUS
"A hilariously absurd comic." — SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
"Breezy, satisfying science fiction." — FOREWORD
Earth has exploded! Here’s what happens next.
When planet Earth just kind of blows up without warning, 13-year-old Kay becomes the world's youngest chunk of space debris. She's inadvertently rescued from the vacuum by Arizona, an alien space-waste collector, and Euclid, his erudite cybernetic pet, and from there this unlikely trio blasts off for the most outlandish, hilarious, and occasionally bureaucratic adventure of their lives!
As Arizona tries to keep their ship on course and show Kay the ways of the wider universe, her new role as Earth’s sole survivor slowly comes into focus through each increasingly silly stop on their wild intergalactic road trip. The fledgling team is on a search for the next big score and a loose concept called “home,” both answered by the eternal question: “Where to next?”
Average rating from 17 members
Cute graphic about what happens after the Earth is blown up. Kay is stuck in space in a blast proof terrarium when she is picked up by two waste management aliens who happen to be cleaning up the mess the explosion from Earth caused. This is such a fun read, the art is great, the story moves so well, and it's really entertaining.
Softies is a delightful graphic novel that follows Kay, the sole survivor of Earth's destruction. After she is picked up by a ragtag group of aliens, a dinosaur, and a three-eyed dog, Kay journeys through space to figure out what happened to Earth. Along the way she deals with problems and learns to express herself and her emotions. Overall, I enjoyed this book. I'm a sucker for space stories, so this was right up my alley. The art was really well done and I think readers who enjoy reading about space will want to pick this book up.