Independent comic book publisher Dark Horse Comics has announced the release of How To Pass As Human, a new graphic novel from Nic Kelman.
The veteran writer, who holds advanced degrees from some of the world’s most prestigious technical institutions, is venturing into unfamiliar territory with his first work with Dark Horse. The novel looks to take a humorous take on the rise of artificial intelligence as it “takes the form of a field guide” written from the point of view of an android, who advises his cybernetic compatriots on how to hide their true nature in an organic world.
The novel will be released in October.
[FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE]
NIC KELMAN’S ILLUSTRATED FIELD GUIDE HELPS AUTOMATONS HIDE AMONG US
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR—This October, in preparation for the inevitable takeover by our robot overlords, Dark Horse Comics endeavors to help androids and artificial intelligences hide among us with How to Pass as Human, an illustrated novel by the critically acclaimed author Nic Kelman.
Illustrated by Pericles Junior with a gorgeous cover by Terry Dodson (X-Men, Ghost), the novel takes the form of a field guide written by Android Zero (a.k.a. Zach), who helpfully provides sketches, graphs, flow charts, and further information on how androids can pass as human completely undetected.
Holding a bachelor’s in brain and cognitive science from MIT, Nic Kelman is not only an acclaimed prose novelist but also an accomplished screenwriter, with original screenplays sold to Steven Spielberg, Roland Emmerich, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Warner Bros. Pictures, and more. Sure to appeal to fans of The Zombie Survival Guide, How to Pass as Human puts a new spin on a science-fiction tradition as a curious android questions his own creation and explores the purpose of his existence.
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