ABOUT CLEOPATRA IN SPACE
Zapped away as a teenager from her home era of 52 BC, Cleopatra VII found herself in the middle of a centuries’ long war in the far, far, really far, far future. Now she fights alongside P.Y.R.A.M.I.D. (Pharaoh Yasiro’s Research And Military Initiative of Defense), both human and alienkind’s only hope against the evil Xaius Octavian.
An ancient scroll prophesies that Cleopatra is destined to become the savior of the Nile galaxy; finally freeing its worlds from the tyrannical rule of the technologically advanced Xerx race. With help from her best friend and feline teacher, Khensu, Cleo is learning what it takes to be the great leader she is destined to become while still trying to figure out how she’s ever going to pass military school, make friends, avoid detention, and all of the other important things that come with being a reckless, fifteen-year-old future queen of the universe.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A graduate of the Columbus College of Art & Design, Mike Maihack spends most of his time working on, well, the Cleopatra in Space series of graphic novels. The books have earned him a gold medal for the Florida Book Awards, a YALSA 2015 Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, a starred review from School Library Journal, and a wealth of sharable knowledge about sequential storytelling.
Besides CiS, he is also the creator of the popular webcomic Cow & Buffalo and has contributed to books like Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman; Parable; Jim Henson’s The Storyteller; Cow Boy; Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities; and Comic Book Tattoo. He draws quite a lot of other things too, most which he posts to the social networks below. If you want to get a better look at him or high five or something, you can find him in the humid depths of Lutz, Florida hanging out his wife, two sons, and ornery Siamese cat. Otherwise he shows up at various schools and conventions throughout the year.
Here are the many places you can keep in touch with Mike around the internet: