The Polish science fiction writing genius, gave us a short story par excellence with The Seventh Voyage. It’s one of many adventures of his indefatigable comedic protagonist Ijon Tichy. In this instance the innocent Ijon is merely cruising in his space ship when he gets caught in a time loop. As a result, past and future Ijons begin showing up inside the ship and hilarious mayhem ensues as they attempt to extricate themselves from the loop. Not all of the Ijons work well together and the potential frustrations of arguing with oneself are hysterically exploited. An enormous added bonus is that the Caldecott-winning illustrator Jon Muth has turned the text into a graphic novel! His playful pictures perfectly complement the text and have made a unique masterpiece into a double masterpiece.
–Andy, Annie Bloom’s Books, Portland, OR