For a gripping, near-future science-fiction tale, I highly recommend Trees. -- KirkusTen years after they landed. All over the world. And they did thing, standing on the surface of the Earth like trees, exerting their silent pressure on the world, as if there were -one here and thing under foot. Ten years since we learned that there is intelligent life in the universe, but that they did t recognize us as intelligent or alive. Trees, a new science fiction graphic vel by Warren Ellis (Transmetropolitan, Red) and Jason Howard (Super Diasaur, Astounding Wolf-Man) looks at a near-future world where life goes on in the shadows of the Trees: in China, where a young painter arrives in the special cultural zone of a city under a Tree; in Italy, where a young woman under the menacing protection of a fascist gang meets an old man who wants to teach her terrible skills; and in Svalbard, where a research team is discovering, by accident, that the Trees may t be dormant after all, and the awful threat they truly represent.