An epic sci-fi graphic novel romance between two non-binary characters as they find one another through time, distance, and war. An amazing story that explores the complexity of human nature and what brings us together.
When they were kids, Fassen’s fighter spaceship crash-landed on a planet that Lu’s survey force was exploring. It was a forbidden meeting between a kid from a war-focused resistance movement and a kid whose community and planet are dedicated to peace and secrecy.
Lu and Fassen are from different worlds and separate solar systems. But their friendship keeps them in each other’s orbit as they grow up. They stay in contact in secret as their communities are increasingly threatened by the omnipresent, ever-expanding empire.
As the empire begins a new attack against Fassen’s people–and discovers Lu’s in the process–the two of them have the chance to reunite at last. They finally are able to be together…but at what cost?
This beautifully illustrated graphic novel is an epic science fiction romance between two non-binary characters as they find one another through time, distance, and war.
Blue Delliquanti (they/them) is a comic artist and writer based in Minneapolis, MN.
From 2012 to 2020 Blue drew and serialized the Prism Award-winning science fiction comic O Human Star at ohumanstar.com. Blue is also the co-creator of the graphic novel Meal (with Soleil Ho), published through Iron Circus Comics, and The ‘Stan (with David Axe and Kevin Knodell), published through Dead Reckoning. They teach comics courses at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
Thank you to TBR and Beyond Tours and Random House Graphic for an eARC of this book.
This graphic novel was incredibly interesting and beautiful. For starters I loved the art in this graphic novel. It was colourful and bright and really beautiful. I loved how the characters were drawn, how the worlds and space were depicted. I loved that all the characters felt like individuals in character design. They all looked different and had uniqueness to them. The worlds all looked really different and unique, along with the vehicles and space ships.
I thought the premise of this story was really exciting and interesting. I loved learning about the different groups, who they were fighting for or against, the different types of lifestyles people had, as well as the AI and technology that was used. It was really interesting to have the two different point of views in very different situations. Fassen being part of a military like group fighting against a greater enemy and Lu being part of a neutral party who wants to stay out of the war. I think having the friendship between the two of them develop across the galaxy was lovely to see. I liked seeing where their interests overlapped and where they were different, as well as how they cared for each other.
I would have really liked to see more in this world. Whether the story be longer or part of a series, I would have loved to learn more about the history of the world and how everything works together. Even without that history or more in-depth explanation of the different groups of people I think the story was really fun and engaging. It definitely kept me reading to the end.