by Jeff Jensen
Review by Ernest Lilley
Disney Press Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 1484704215
Date: 07 April 2015 List Price $16.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Before Tomorrowland is more or less a prequel to Tomorrowland, the movie, but you’ll have a hard time matching up the threads between them. Of course, some of them wound up on the cutting room floor, but even so, it's lacking as a prequel. The action takes place around the first Worldcon and the 1939 New York World's Fair, when a secret society of scientists, the Plus Ultra gang, prepares to unveil the existence of a world of tomorrow, today. Somehow they discovered a fantastic world just a wormhole, or something away, and are keen to build the kind of techno-utopia that science fiction fans have been dreaming of. From official release/information:
Based on the spellbinding world of the Walt Disney Studios film, Tomorrowland, this original prequel novel features a 20-page comic book and unlocks a place of unfathomable science and technology and the famous people behind it.
The year is 1939.
A secret society of extraordinary geniuses is about to share an incredible discovery with the world.
A misguided enemy--half man, half machine--will stop at nothing to prevent the group from giving this forbidden knowledge to humanity.
And a mother and son on vacation in New York City are handed a comic book infused with a secret code that will lead them straight into the crossfires of the conspiracy.
(Source: Disney Press)