Go figure of course that it would be another year before I found out that Stålenhag managed to get his artwork published and made into this amazing collection. But, it wasn't for the almost $20 price.

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An immersively illustrated sci-fi world that will suck you in. The truly clever conceit here is that the super-science of the Loop creates an entirely false nostalgia for robots and space-bending portals that never were, which highlights that all our nostalgias are for a past as we've chosen to remember it, not the past that actually was. Like Stålenhag's art, they work in part because they keep their mysteries to themselves and suggest more than they reveal. "Loop" sets the tone. Less coherent and less uniform than 'The Electric State' but still filled with moments of quiet wonder and deadpan strangeness. Tales From the Loop's ultimately less interested in how its strange universe works than what it's like to live within it — and the ways that universe can reflect our own lives back to us. But Tales From the Loop leaves the other details fuzzy.

Just flicking through makes you think back to growing up in the 80s and day dreaming about adventures a la E.T., The Goonies, Explorers, and more recently Stranger Things and Super 8.

Music video giant Mark Romanek brings a feeling of hushed wonder to "Loop" (reminiscent of his underrated 2010 film Never Let Me Go), a tone beautifully matched by the score by Paul Leonard-Morgan and Philip Glass. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 10, 2017. If we look back honestly, as the fictional narrator does, we can now recognize that tragedies large and small surrounded us that we were isolated from--/this/ neighbor disappeared, everyone stopped talking about /that/ family--and so barely registered on our conscious minds. Simon Stålenhag’s Tales from the Loop is a wildly successful crowd-funded project that takes viewers on a surprising sci-fi journey through various … They've just always been around, presumably lurking on the edge of human existence like Cole's snowball target.

It would seem an easy fix to make. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Simon Stålenhag is an amazing artist and writer, his world building is second to none and this book is a must have for any retro sci-fi fan. We're a story-driven society, and are inherently drawn to connect things together. In some ways, however, neither kid knows what they're talking about. Gaddis arrives at his parallel world by way of a floating tractor and a hole in reality, both strikingly realized.

And I can’t wait to dig deeper.”, Simon Stålenhag is the internationally lauded artist and author of. Now, the book isn't bad; it's kind of interesting to see how the author created this strange world of futuristic technology, intermixed with the old. You must open up and expand each one. I had just finished Tales of the Loop on Prime Video, and loved it. Cole and May live in Mercer, Ohio, in some hazy, indeterminate version of what appears to be the 1980s. (Joiner, who gets a spotlight in another episode, is a similarly talented young actor.) While looking for her missing mother in some snowy woods, May (Abby Ryder Fortson) happens upon Cole (Duncan Joiner) as he pelts a two-legged robot twice his size with snowballs. Based on the three episodes supplied to critics, what the Loop is and what it does isn't really the point of the series, which takes place in an underpopulated, unsettlingly beautiful alternate universe in which science fiction concepts double as ways to explore emotional truths.

"Hit it in the eye and it's good luck," Cole tells her, to which May replies, "How'd you like to be picked on?" https://www.tvguide.com/news/tales-from-the-loop-review-amazon

Russ Willard, Russ's wife Klara (Jane Alexander), his son George (Paul Schneider), George's wife Loretta (a fellow scientist at The Loop played by Rebecca Hall), and George and Loretta's children Cole and Jakob (Daniel Zolghadri) serve as central characters.

Tales From the Loop is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

The accompanying story by Stålenhag is so intriguing with its allusion to larger conspiracies and perils that never quite intrude directly into the narrators life but are instead experienced from a distance.

Teenagers may glean something from it, but considering the protagonist is looking back upon his own journey (from childhood to the cusp of adulthood) some of the material won't resonate as well. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. It's the striking world that ties everything together.

Very very well done.

His universe is a dystopia you wouldn’t mind exploring, one that oppresses you with mystery and beauty rather than drab soldiers or vacuous 'you have this emotion, therefore you belong in this group' regimes. As they walk away, the robot slowly turns its head to watch them leave. Something went wrong.

I highly recommend this series! Stålenhag's work intentionally works on the level of nostalgia; as '80s kids start reaching their middle age, they reminisce about the vibrancy of their early years where everything was bright and full of adventure but the planet still seemed to be falling apart thanks to end of industrialization in the West.

Early in "Loop," the first episode of the new Amazon sci-fi series Tales From the Loop, two children engage in a short but spirited ethical debate. ), Sign up and add shows to get the latest updates about your favorite shows - Start Now.

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Stålenhag has adapted his art into three books that use text to flesh out the worlds he creates and tell stories within them.

© 2020 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved. Pity about the ‘sticker’ on the cover which is not a sticker but an imprint in this edition, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 18, 2020. The images were fewer than I'd imagined and most small, and that's with the largest model iPad. It features strange images like floating rocks and snow that "falls" up from the ground and twisty sci-fi concepts best left unspoiled.

After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. The Loop has a founder named Russ Willard (Jonathan Pryce), a history, and a center; it's built around a mysterious black orb called The Eclipse, described as "the beating heart of the Loop."

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"Stålenhag was far and away my favorite sci-fi artist of 2015, and Tales From the Loop will show you why.

Regardless if you make this purchase for the story or art; just buy the book!