Our Bookseller says:
Space Story is, in many ways, exactly what it says on the tin: a story about space, and about how love can bridge it. Fill it. Make all that space worthwhile. Told in 3 primary colors across 3 different time periods, Space Story is the very definition of “deceptively simple.” Are you looking for a quick-reading comfy lesbian love story set in the near-future with characters who aren’t stick-thin for once? Fiona Ostby’s got you covered. Are you looking for a story that will settle in your ribs and warm your gay little heart? Space Story is for you.
Ostby’s world-building is sparse and character focused — a doomsday in microcosm — which makes it easy to overlook everything that goes carefully unspoken. How intensely hopeful is the love that drives a couple to have a child mid-apocalypse? What does it mean to be an elder dyke after the end of the world?
Space Story is a rarity among graphic novels: I read it in an hour, but I’ve been thinking about it for weeks. – Terry
A quietly powerful graphic novel of hope, separation, and perseverance in the journey to reunite with those you love.
“This is a story filled with bitter-sweet moments (but with a happy ending), and I am in love with it.” —BookRiot
“Economical and poignantly told, Ostby’s debut graphic novel sets a queer family’s separation drama against an apocalyptic backdrop. . . This is a touching love story for hard times.” —Publishers Weekly
Two women fall in love and start a family on a dying Earth.
Only one escapes to space.
Her family is still on the planet.
They won’t give up until they find each other again.
From debut author Fiona Ostby, Space Story weaves an interstellar tale of discovering love and finding strength, courage, and hope—even in the darkest moments.