GREAT ENCOUNTER, THE, $5, 5½” x 8½”, ink-jet printed, 16 pgs.

Steeped in existential questions and deep thoughts about topics from outer space to extraterrestrial life, The Great Encounter is a short chapter book of prose from Jean-Paul L. Garnier. Only sixteen pages long, this small zine didn’t look like much from the outside, but the writing inside piqued my interest: outer space, explorers from another planet, or dimension. Jean-Paul’s prose goes from sci-fi scenarios, to introspective questions about our own society and the alien-ness of it that each of us sometimes know too well. A great read for anyone who sometimes looks up at the stars in the sky and wonders what’s out there; what secrets our own universe could be hiding. –Tricia Ramos (The Great Encounter, jplgarnier.blogspot.com, spacecowboybooks.com)