Obscurity of DC Presents: Ultra-bscure Book Club, Week 72 (May 12-May 18) --- OCEAN!

Welcome, @ObscurityofDCClub and other members of the DC Community! Welcome to Week 72 of Obscurity of DC’s Ultr-Obscure Book Club! This week, we’ll be focusing on…


Number of Books: 1

Synopsis from dcuniverseinfinite.com: Lying beneath Europa’s (Jupiter’s moon) half-mile-thick mantle of shear ice is the only ocean in the solar system besides those on Earth. And within those cold waters could rest the key to life on Earth - and quite possibly its extinction! It’s the job of U.N. weapons inspector Nathan Kane to learn what sort of beings lie under the icy dome. But he’s about to encounter resistance of the violent kind from the staff manning Earth’s outpost on Europa – and he’ll like what happens even less when the long-slumbering aliens begin to awaken!

Now that that’s over with, here are some discussion questions:

  1. How is U.N. Inspector, Nathan Kane stand out from other sci-fi heroes? How does his profession help make him unique?
  2. In Issue 3, we are introduced to the idea of “human doors.” People who willfully give up their personalities to be used as indentured servants for corporations. How does this concept help inform our view of the futuristic setting of Europa?
  3. After understanding the motivation behind Commander Aziz’s attempt to awaken the aliens, do you sympathize with Aziz or not? Explain.
  4. What does Inspector Kane’s interest in the history of space flight vs his animosity toward guns say about his character?
  5. What science fiction series would you say is similar to Ocean’s story and/or characters? Use a example and explain why.

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