The first part of a loosely affiliated trilogy (Heroes and Lodger were to follow), Low is in part a synthesis of 1970's disco, funk and New Wave as well as a brave foray in to wordless electronic ambience. The opening salvo of songs and up-tempo instrumentals contains the single "Sound and Vision", which shudders under the archness of Bowie deadpan vocals.
Tajo returns to her family home on Salus, to find a city on the brink of devastation. There is no food, no air, no hope for mankind's last great dome city. Now, Tajo must band together with IO, a man carrying a secret millennia old, and Mertali, a brave mermaid from the gladiator pits of Poluma, to fight for a better future for everyone. But death stalks the desolate streets of Salus, a ruthless killer who will stop at nothing to see the city drown in its own blood-a killer that Tajo created, and now must face again one final time.
Stel Caine rises from the depths to the surface of the Earth, the first human in millennia to walk on the sun-blasted wasteland. Her daughters aren't far behind, and not everyone shares Stel's hopeful outlook for the future. Will this family reunion reveal the key to mankind's salvation... or snuff out the light forever? Collects LOW #11-15
In the far future, a time when the sun's radioactive expansion has forced mankind to seek refuge in the deepest part of the ocean, and with little hope of survival, the fate of the Cain family is inevitably and tragically tied to that of our dying world. Stel Cain, the eternal optimist, has begun a perilous journey from the depths of the sea to the surface to intercept a deep-space probe, returned to earth with the location of an inhabitable planet, that mankind could escape to.