A Radical Shift of Gravity

Co-Created with Kate Glasheen | Published by Top Shelf/IDW, 2020

For Mature Readers (16+)

About the book

The world is changing. Gravity, a force everyone takes for granted, has begun to disappear. As a young journalist, Noah spends his days documenting the wondrous and terrifying shifts in the world around him.

But Noah’s life is changing, too. Falling in love and raising a rebellious daughter adds new meaning to life in this mysterious floating world. As he covers the invention of new sports, interviews experts, and even journeys into space, each experience shapes how Noah views the world and, in turn, his relationship with his family.

And as his daughter grows older, Noah faces the challenge every parent dreads and dreams of: letting go.



“This beautiful book is very smart about global catastrophes and very honest about personal ones. For everyone asking ‘How can we raise a family in a world like this?’, A Radical Shift of Gravity offers a powerful answer.” 

– Jeff Lemire (Essex County, The Underwater Welder)

“Ingeniously structured… A remarkably moving parable that captures the particular uncertainty of 21st-century life.” 

Library Journal (Starred Review)

“Nick Tapalansky is one hell of a writer. [Kate Glasheen’s] art is stunning… This is a heartfelt story that is personal and thoughtful. It is highly recommended. A great work of art. Rating: A+

Forces of Geek

“…[A Radical Shift of Gravity’s] contemplation of a world in catastrophe, the devastation that ripples outward, and how human beings respond in the aftermath of a great crisis will reward teens seeking out something beautiful and challenging.”

School Library Journal

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