Author(s): Frederik Peeters
In the distant future, Verloc Nim wakes up in the middle of nowhere suffering from complete amnesia. He remembers nothing of his former life. But when Verloc is handed his diary by a robot-monkey called Churchill, he is able to revisit his past. His life, he discovers, has been a miserable one. He lost his business, his family and his friends, simply because he refused the technological advancements pushed on him by society: the pharyngeal filter, the eye implants, the genetic modifications - Verloc went without all these. He had been astray in a society he deeply resented - until his brother, Conrad, took him to another planet to retrieve a mysterious biorobotic experiment called AAMA...
The publication and success of Blue Pills established Frederik Peeters as one of the world's most important graphic novelists. Since then, he has received five nominations in the 'Best Book' category at Angouleme International Comics Festival; in 2013 he won the 'Best Series' prize at the same event for the first two volumes of AAMA. Peeters is known for creating hugely imaginative fiction that tackles difficult topics with sensitivity. He lives with his wife and daughter in Geneva.