Y: The Last Man: A Very Short Review

This series of graphic novels is a classic — classic science fiction.  The_Last_Man

The basic premise, the death of nearly everything with a Y chromosome, has been handled in one form or another by some of the great SF writers.  The story arcs revolve completely around how society adapts and confronts the new status quo — I particularly admire the way the Washington Monument is repurposed as, of course, a memorial to all the dead men.  Every now and then you can see the authorial thumb on the scales, but it is not too severe.  And Yorick, the appropriately-named hero of the work, is quite a funny guy, so it is not all Grim and Depressing.

I am informed that the work is due to make a leap to the movies sometime — a thrilling possibility!



About Brenda Clough

Brenda W. Clough spent much of her childhood overseas, courtesy of the U.S. government. Her first fantasy novel, The Crystal Crown, was published by DAW in 1984. She has also written The Dragon of Mishbil (1985), The Realm Beneath (1986), and The Name of the Sun (1988). Her children’s novel, An Impossumble Summer (1992), is set in her own house in Virginia, where she lives in a cottage at the edge of a forest. Her novel How Like a God, available from BVC, was published by Tor Books in 1997, and a sequel, Doors of Death and Life, was published in May 2000. Her latest novels from Book View Cafe include Revise the World (2009) and Speak to Our Desires. Her novel A Most Dangerous Woman is being serialized by Serial Box. Her novel The River Twice is newly available from BVC.


Y: The Last Man: A Very Short Review — 2 Comments

  1. My son turned me on to it — he is a big fan. It would be interesting to find out whether there are a preponderance of male fans.