With his critically acclaimed Vertigo series Sweet Tooth coming to an end this year, many were left to wonder what Jeff Lemire's next Vertigo project would be. Fans of the Eisner Award-nominated creator got their answer today, as Vertigo announced Trillium, a new 10-issue limited series to be written and drawn by Lemire.

Described as "The last love story ever told," Trillium is a sci-fi story that alternately takes place 1,784 years in the future and 92 years in the past. In the year 3797, botanist Nika Temsmith is researching a species of strange, plant-based life forms on a science station on the outskirts of colonized space.

Meanwhile, in the year 1921, a war-scarred explorer named William Pike leads an expedition into the jungles of Peru in search for the fabled Lost Temple of The Incas, which is said to have magical healing properties.

Despite being separated by space and time, Nika and William fall in love, and their love leads to the end of the universe.

Trillium is set to launch in 2013.