The TradeWaiters 89: “Mare Internum” by Der-Shing Helmer

This week Jam, Jeff, and JD read and talk about Mare Internum by Der-Shing Helmer. This is a character-driven sci-fi webcomic turned graphic novel that goes to some dark places in the belly of Mars. We’ll talk about dying climates, extraterrestrials, and our panelists’ complete lack of pioneer spirit. Be aware that this book travels deep into depression and a bunch of other content warnings. #abillionyeardepressiveepisode #justMarsthings

Also mentioned in this episode:
The Meek and Alloy also by Der-Shing Helmer
The Ministry of the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson
Termination Shock by Neal Stephenson
Artemis by Andy Weir
Vattu by Evan Dahm
The Next Supper by Corey Mintz
Don’t Go Without Me by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell
The Expanse developed by Mark Fergus and Hawk Otsby
and The Shortbox Comics Fair

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Music by Sleuth

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