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Across a Field of Starlight by Blue Delliquanti
Genre: Young Adult Graphic Novel
Publishing Date: February 8, 2022
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.
The illustrations in this graphic novel were absolutely stunning which was the reason I kept reading it. Unfortunately I think that I missed something when it comes to the whole plot, the story, the world the story is taking place in… I am not sure I understand everything when it came to all the fights, etc… Which makes me sad because I’m sure that I would have loved it more if there were more explanations around everything going on in the story. I’m not even sure about the romance, was there supposed to be something romantic between Fassen and Lu? Or were they just very close friends? I’m not too sure what happened there.
I loved the characters though, and the diversity in this graphic novel is absolutely amazing. I’m sure that someone who’s really into sci-fi and graphic novels would 100% enjoy this story.
Remember that this my opinion and that you should totally read it to make your own.
About the Author:
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.
Blue is represented by Jen Linnan of Linnan Literary Management LLC.
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