Derrick Jensen has a novel coming out in late September called “Lives Less Valuable.” It’s absolutely amazing, suspenseful and engaging, and I recommend it with great enthusiasm.

It asks the question, “What are sane and appropriate responses to outrageously destructive behavior?” In the story, a young thug tormented by the cancer death of his sister, kidnaps the CEO of a polluting corporation and brings him to an environmental activist for judgment.

More than a year ago I drew some sample pages for a graphic novel version of the book. That would have been great, but a lot of the details would have necessarily been simplified and lost, so I’m glad it will be published as the full text instead.

Here’s the cover, which I designed (that’s me with the gun):