Le Papillon des étoiles

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Not to be confused with Papillon (book).

Le Papillon des étoiles (The Butterfly of the Stars) is a 2006 novel by French author Bernard Werber.[1]


It describes a generation ship under the form of a long rotating cylinder, with central lightning tube. This ship is said to be privately constructed. Aboard the vessel, 144,000 people leave Earth to travel to an exoplanet. The voyage takes 1,000 years.


  1. ^ Werber, Bernard (2006). Le Papillon des étoiles (Eng. The Butterfly of the Stars) (in French). Albin Michel. ISBN 9782226173492.