The Sands of Sarasvati (graphic novel)Risto Isomäki, Petri Tolppanen, Jussi Kaakinen
science fiction, comics
A graphic novel. Translated by Lola Rogers and Owen F. Witesman, pictures by Jussi Kaakinen, story editor Petri Tolppanen.
Sarjakuva-Finlandia (Comics Finlandia) award 2009.
Sergei Savelnikov and his research colleague Amrita Desai are trying to explain the cause of the destruction of a ruined city submerged off the coast of India. Kari Alanen is investigating sotutions to the melting of the continental ice sheets and makes a disturbing discovery while vacationing in the Caribbean. Susan Cheng and her team in Greenland are also studying the glaciers.
Amrita believes that the ancient accounts of Atlantis, the Flood, lost civilizations and seven sages being saved in the ark seem to have something to do with all of this. From these seemingly unrelated observations a frightening picture begins to take shape of a future that is already knocking at he door.
This skillfully dramatized and visualized graphic novel, based on the book of the same name by Risto Isomäki, is charged with hard fact, spine-tingling action and a stark view of the possible fate of mankind.
Risto Isomäki (1961) is a Finnish environmental activist and author of science fiction and nonfiction books. His 2005 novel Sarasvatin hiekkaa was nominated for the Finlandia Prize in 2005 and won the Tähtivaeltaja award in 2006.
Risto Isomäki. Wikipedia.
Photo: Ville Palonen 2005, Tammi.