Teri Sue Wood hasnâ€™t done another book since she finished this great space opera over a decade ago, and we are the poorer for it. The story of intergalactic conflict isn't terribly fresh, but the hook here for me is the sometimes alarmingly brilliant dialogue Wood employs. Her characters have exchanges worthy of Shakespeare in their piercing expression of moral dilemmas. Her art is strangely inconsistent â€“ the characters are beautifully realized while the space scenes almost look like what a little kid would scribble while not paying attention in math class. But it makes sense that she should concentrate on the human side of things (even if most of her characters are actually aliens) since what matters most to her is how we react to conflict. A great comic for any age group.