Open Earth

Open Earth

Rigo is a young woman of her time: specifically, the time just after the collapse of Earth. After living her whole life on a small space station orbiting the planet, the cultural norms and rules of her Californian parents are just history to her. In between work shifts at the station air farm, Rigo explores her own desires, developing openly polyamorous relationships with Rigo is a young woman of her time: specifically, the time just after the collapse of Earth. After living her whole life on...

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Title:Open Earth
Author:Sarah Mirk
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Genres:Sequential Art
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:106 pages pages

Open Earth Reviews

  • Scott
    Aug 16, 2018
    As much as I'd like to see more polyamorous representation in books and media, this isn't the way to do it. There is nothing outwardly problematic about this. It's just dull. The main character has no qualities, skills, or interests other than the boy she loves for reasons not made ...
  • Renata
    Oct 31, 2018
    oh I read this awhile ago and forgot to review it on GoodReads! Anyway it's super fun and I'd recommend if you're looking for some sexy sci-fi adventures. I especially like that it engages with climate change (and how we're p fucked...figuratively but also literally, bc this is sexy!) ...
  • Sarah
    Aug 04, 2018
    This is really outside the box when breaking cultural norms, which I appreciated. Loved the body positive aspect. Felt a little confused by parts. It gave me lots to ponder. Oh and Spanglish as an official language was pretty awesome. ...
  • Lindsay
    Jul 01, 2018
    Kinda simple, but it's great to read a really positive poly story! ...
  • Sara
    Oct 17, 2018
    How do you express love, like real I wanna be with you forever love, when you live in a world unhampered by hangups about gender or sex or monogamy or body image issues? When sex is just something that feels amazing that you do with your friends and the idea of being with just one pers...
  • Suzanne
    May 03, 2018
    Love in Panels was excited to announce this title back in February (www.loveinpanels.com/comics/open-eart...), so you can imagine how thrilled I was to see it on NetGalley for early review. I have a lot to say about it, so if you don't feel like reading on - here's the TL;DR - I adored...
  • Laura
    May 13, 2018
    What did one reviewer say about this book? Banging in space? There is a slight plot here, in that scientists have gone up to a space station to live for the rest of their lives, have children, and survive because something has happened on Earth. Something disastrous. The children ar...
  • Devann
    May 26, 2018
    I received an ARC copy of this book from NetGalley The background info for this story is basically that a group of scientists left earth to live in space because of vague climate change stuff and this follows their children who, as the first generation born in space, have much more ...
  • Lauren James
    May 03, 2018
    A really interesting look at a future human society of a type that isn't often seen in sci fi. I found this very refreshing and thought-provoking, though I'm not entirely sure I agree with the points it raises. ...
  • Ije the Devourer of Books
    May 02, 2018
    I thought the art work and colouring were lovely and I really enjoyed the idea of a group of scientists who are making a new life for themselves in space. Twenty years ago a group of scientists left Earth, never to return. They no longer know what has happened on Earth but they hav...
  • Alex Sarll
    Jun 17, 2018
    Polyamory - in space! It's only a little over 100 pages long, and another 40 or 60 might have given room for a bit more depth - we see that the Earthborn parents consider it all a bit odd and think one at a time is easier, but is the shift an explicit rejection of the possessive attitu...
  • Mehsi
    May 02, 2018
    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review. Oh Good Grief. I want to go back to the past and tell myself NOT TO FREAKING get this book. If I had known, if only I had known. URghhhh. So I liked the idea of the book, the cover looked cute, and oh, yes, I di...
  • Rachel (TheShadesofOrange)
    Nov 12, 2018
    3.5 Stars This is a cute graphic novel which offers a positive future where polyamory relationships are accepted and, even, celebrated. Admittedly, I didn't completely connect to part of the narrative, but I still appreciated the diverse representation existed for other readers. I fe...
  • laurel [suspected bibliophile]
    Sep 07, 2018
    Rigs is a child of the first generation of scientists who fled Earth after its collapse. As the space station prepares to celebrate the 20th anniversary of leaving Earth, Rigs talks over a more personal problem: possibly sharing living quarters with Franklin without becoming exclusive....
  • Alyssa
    Jun 06, 2018
    I am fascinated by the backstory in this book, the actual story not so much. It just wasn?t my thing, but I would love a graphic novel that gives more detail on how everyone got to the space station and why it was needed. I enjoyed the artwork, but it was just a bit too much for me t...
  • Kimberly
    Jun 26, 2018
    I really enjoyed this, and it?s has spurred me on to try other graphic novels. It was hot and steamy and very body positive. It also explores the idea of open vs. closed relationships, which I thought was interesting. I also like that birth control was a part of the discussion, excus...
  • ❈ laura ❈
    Aug 13, 2018
    ??? In this graphic novel we follow Rigo, a latinx girl in a polyamory relationship living in a spaceship, that wants to move with one her partners but she's worried it's going to affect to the rest of her relationships. I liked this volume, it was a easy and fun read that...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    Jun 04, 2018
    Explicitly sexy graphic novel set in space featuring polyamory. ME GUSTA. Read this at the airport and had to cleverly hide the pages from the people sitting around me lmao ...
  • Rod Brown
    Dec 01, 2018
    Well, this was about the most sex positive issue of Archie comics ever. It's the one where Betty is okay that Archie has sex with Veronica, Veronica is okay that Betty has sex with Archie, and Archie is okay that Betty and Veronica have sex. And boy do they have a lot of sex. On the...
  • Gbraden
    Aug 13, 2018
    Today's graphic Novels are not your parent's comic book, like the ones I collected in the 60s and 70s. To be truthful, I am not sure what to think about Open Earth. Kind of 'Brave New Worldish', where one is hooking up with whom they want, marriage is discourage. At least there are ...
  • Chad
    Jul 03, 2018
    A sexually explicit version of "The 100" before they left the spaceship for Earth. Focuses on a future where isolated 20-year-olds born in space have a different outlook on sex where it's open and meaningless between multiple partners. It looks like the author writes solely on this top...
  • Jane
    Sep 29, 2018
    3.5 stars! I loved the diversity and portrayal of polyamorous relationships in this graphic novel. However, I felt it was a little lacking in terms of plot and overall development, and I would have liked to see more about life on the space station. Open Earth was still a really fun (an...
  • Kimberly Carrington-Fox
    Sep 14, 2018
    I think it has a great starting point -a sci-fi comic with multicultural cast, mixed languajes, open minded sex and an ecological message. However it seems a little too simple for me. It's well developed but it's too short and the story, too rush. The art is very simple too but I find ...
  • Julia Sapphire
    Jun 13, 2018
    This was such an easy and fun read! We follow Rigo and her adventures with sex, love and relationships. This does take place in space so I hope the future volumes have more of a sci-fi feel to them as opposed to this volume. ...
  • Becky Boudreau
    Aug 09, 2018
    Actual rating 3.75/5. **I received an advance copy of this graphic novel from NetGalley and Oni Press in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.** More reviews like this one can be found on my blog -- Review After hearing Chelsea and Julie talk about th...
  • Bernadett
    Jul 11, 2018
    i got my copy from netgalley the concept and the execution was excellent. we do need to pry into taboos like polygamy and this comic dwell into it rather well. there were few kink-shaming in it and a lot of +18 content. while important and informal it was it didnt go into detail for m...
  • Julie Zantopoulos
    Jun 05, 2018
    A queer polyamory space based graphic novel with sex positivity, a focus on open communication, and being true to yourself for the win! I got this arc at BookCon and really enjoyed it. I hope that it?s well received and there are more in this series. I really enjoyed the art style, t...
  • Mimi
    May 27, 2018
    This was an interesting read. Young adults, trying to find their place in society. A story of all ages, all generations... ...
  • Jodie "Bookish"  Cook
    Nov 21, 2018
    Book Review Title: Open Earth Volume 1 Author: by Sarah Mirk, Eva Cabrera (Artist) & Claudia Aguirre (Artist) Genre: Graphic Novel Rating: ***** Review: So, all I can gather about the graphic novel is that it is about polyamorous relationships in space, so score one for this ...
  • Jodie "Bookish"  Cook
    Nov 21, 2018
    Book Review Title: Open Earth Volume 1 Author: by Sarah Mirk, Eva Cabrera (Artist) & Claudia Aguirre (Artist) Genre: Graphic Novel Rating: ***** Review: So, all I can gather about the graphic novel is that it is about polyamorous relationships in space, so score one for this ...