O Human Star, Volume One by Blue Delliquanti

O Human Star, Volume One

Alastair Sterling was the inventor who sparked the robot revolution. And because of his sudden death, he didn't see any of it.That is, until he wakes up 16 years later in a robot body that matches his old one exactly. Until he steps outside and finds a world utterly unlike the one he left behind - a world where robots live alongside their human neighbors and coexist in their cities. A world he helped create.Now Al must track down his old partner ...

Details O Human Star, Volume One

TitleO Human Star, Volume One
Release DateMar 1st, 2015
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Science Fiction, Glbt, Queer, Fiction, Lgbt

Reviews O Human Star, Volume One

  • Skye Kilaen
    Thoughtful & emotional queer (gay and trans) sci-fi comic that's made the transition from web to print beautifully.When Alastair Sterling wakes up, his last memory is of collapsing while coughing up blood. Where is he? When is he? And most importantly, what is he? He's a robotics genius who has awakened as a robot, it turns out, though no one seems to know how it happened. He tries to reconnect with his lover and colleague Brendan, but it's compl...
  • CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
    Oh man, I super loved this book and had that thing happen where you really wanna find out what happens and are enjoying the book so much that you can't stop reading but you also want to slow down because you don't want the book to end. Well, I couldn't resist and read it all in one day. Sooooo good! Not only was this super smart and a totally interesting sci fi take on AI, it had all this cute queer and trans stuff happening: men falling in love,...
  • Meep
    Ongoing comic (rating likely to rise - depending how it finishes)Fascinating verse with a bit of a mystery about certain details.Big gruff Alistair, cute nerdy Brendan and some quirky side characters.
  • Emily
    I received this book (it was a Kickstarter reward, so the arrival date was somewhat unknown) after walking home from dinner with my husband discussing our cool/terrifying robot future. They're gonna take our jobs and change a lot of our culture. But until that happens they're fun to think about. It was a particularly good book coincidence.I've been following the webcomic and loving it for over a year now, but I forgot just how much she packed int...
  • Jeff
    I am so glad to have discovered this series! From the very beginning, I found the characters compelling and interesting. The relationship between Alistair and Brendan is palpable and truly exciting. The robot identity draws really interesting parallels to trans and gay identities in our world. I really enjoyed that the characters are not consumed by their queerness like a lot of queer fiction. Instead, it is just one interesting part of them, and...
  • Jennifer
    After literally every other person in my comics club had read this, I decided to finally give it a shot, and I'm incredibly glad that I did. The art is clear and expressive, the world-building is impressive, and the characters are instantly appealing, even though there's so much we don't know about them quite yet. The book also does a great job of balancing the "metaphorical disempowered group" of so much SFF with depictions of a real-life disemp...
  • Martin
    Loved this. Eager to read the second.
  • Kate
    I love love loved this when I discovered it online and started reading it an installment at a time, as you do with webcomics. Then I ordered the first volume in print and it's even better to read it all again in one sitting.This review contains some spoilers but I didn't want to hide it behind a spoiler warning because they are all revealed early, and I think knowing them might make some people more interested in reading.There's so much to this s...
  • Eli
    OK, wow. This is one of those books that I enjoyed while I read it and will continue to think about long after I'm done.So, there's allegory, right? The question of robotic identity and "humanity" serves as a metaphor for lots of other types of identity, especially trans identity. But the book never feels heavy-handed (or even particularly allegorical), because the characters are so richly developed, with believable personalities, problems, relat...
  • Gayle Francis Moffet
    Blue doesn't mess around. From page one, you're dropped into the middle of a world where robots can be so advanced they pass as human, though most of them can't afford those upgrades. It's a story about loss, acquaintance, family, gender, and sexuality. It's got a great emotional balance that doesn't shy away from awkwardness and also embraces hope. The science fiction elements are strong. Our two male leads were cutting edge in robotics back in ...
  • Sashiko
    Thoroughly enjoyable. Unexpected. I can be quite critical, but the story was well written. The art style is very heavy handed, in a manga influenced western style. Good use of color to separate time. Rusty reds for the nostalgia of the past. And blue for the poignant events in present day.Would highly recommend it for a fun look into a different world.
  • Kirsten
    I'm not good at reading things that are incomplete and I was reading this online until I lost interest due to slow posting. The story is very good but I will come back to it in a few years and hope it's completed!
  • Sandy
  • Harris
    3.5(This is a review for both O Human Star Volume One and O Human Star Volume Two)The collected first chapters of an ongoing webcomic, O Human Star is an interesting, gentle sci-fi tale with a lot of heart and a little mystery. The first two volumes offer an intriguing taste of it’s futuristic world, the endearing characters who populate it, and some thought provoking ethical quandaries, but as of yet are far from complete. Deftly playing with...
  • Derek Newman-Stille
    A fabulously Queer science fiction story involving robots and the complication of the notion of what it means to be human. Inventor Alastair Sterling sparked the beginning of a revolution in robotic technology with his partner Brendan, but Alastair died before he could see the impact of his developments in artificial intelligence.Fortunately, he has been brought back in a robotic body and consciousness based on his own design, unfortunately he do...
  • Jenna
    Review based on the webcomic version, up to chapter six.A great, well-written and paced webcomic that unveils backstory in a way that doesn't seem forced and uses tonal color palletes to avoid any confusion between points of view, while also making the comic look absolutely gorgeous. I like the discussion of being a synthetic human, and how Sully deals with wanting to fit in with non-synthetic humans, as well as our main czsts' relationships. Eag...
  • Florence
    Wow, what an unexpected delight! Marty brought this home tonight after a spontaneous stop at a bookstore, where he overheard a book club raving about this series. I just read Volume one, and can't wait to read more. I love the characters and the art and the technology and the beautiful scenes set in near-future Minneapolis.
  • Carnegie-Stout Public Library
    "Mystery, romance, interesting characters, and fun world-building details combine to make O Human Star by Blue Delliquanti one of my top 10 favorite ongoing series."Read the rest of Sarah's review on the library's blog: http://carnegiestout.blogspot.com/201...
  • Dale Carothers
    I bought this today when I met the creator at Fallcon. Such a beautiful story full of perfect moments. Everything flows from the relationships between characters. I have the urge to say so much more, but I'm still too busy swimming in post-story joy. Go buy this book.
  • Will
    O Human Star is a delightful ride in a vision of future Minneapolis. It follows a love story between two robotic inventors before and after a terrible accident. A truly inventive and captivating story. The illustrations are gorgeous and the story line is engrossing. Quick and great read!
  • Tina
    Romance, mystery and robots. Love this so much.
  • Lynda
    Hoping for more of the backstory of this well-written and illustrated graphic novel in the next part(s). I'll definitely be seeking out more by this author/artist!
  • David Eggerman
    A very human look at transhumanism. As much as the story pushes you into the deep end and expects you to swim, it allows you to cling to the life rafts of the three richly limned characters.
  • Kell
  • Jack Vinson
    Great read on the train ride back home. The robots have become actual useful and sentient, and yet human beings have a place in the world. Do androids dream of electric sheep?
  • Rachel Mykkanen
    Charming, and a very quick read, of course. Set in a future, robot-filled Minneapolis!
  • Javier MR
    Es la tercera vez que lo leo y πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™
  • Rose Klein
    INCREDIBLEThere is a webcomic. Seriously, check it out. Incredible art, incredible story - I am left wishing there were much more.
  • Jessica
    I read this in webcomic form. Can't wait for more!