The lunar colony is slowly winding down, like a small town
circumvented by a new super highway. As our hero, the Mooncop,
makes his daily rounds, his beat grows ever smaller, the population
dwindles. A young girl runs away, a dog breaks off his leash, an
automaton wanders off from the Museum of the Moon. Each day that the
Mooncop goes to work, life gets a little quieter and a little
As in Goliath, Tom Gauld's retelling of the Bible story, the
focus in Gauld's science fiction is personal--no big explosions or
grand reveals, just the incremental dissolution of an abandoned
project and a person’s slow awakening to his own uselessness.
Depicted in the distinctive, matter-of-fact style of Gauld's beloved
Guardian strips, Mooncop is equal parts funny and melancholy.
Gauld captures essential truths about humanity, making this a story of
the past, present, and future, all in one.
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Taal / Language : English
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