Writing What I Love
by Rebecca Cohen
‘Under Glass’ is a science fiction m/m romance novel, probably not one of the most popular sub genres I could’ve chosen to write in. I like to play in many genres (historical, contemporary, fantasy) and now is the turn of science fiction, and it completes my writer tag line of ‘Love Through Time, Space and Reality’. But I didn’t just chose to write a 100k+ word novel to tick a box, oh no! I love science fiction, have done for as long as I can remember, so when the idea came to me to have a race of planet builders who have a genetic predisposition for true love, there was never a chance I wouldn’t write it.
I’m lucky in some ways that writing isn’t my sole income, so I can have the freedom to write in less popular genres. But this story had to be written, it simply wouldn’t leave me alone. So I had to write ‘Under Glass’ to silence the jabbering characters – there was no way they’d shut up long enough to let me write anything else. Even the world building assaulted me when I least expected it, so I really had to get it under control on the page.
So I hope you enjoy my foray into an alien world, and maybe I can tempt a couple of readers who enjoyed my other novels to have a nibble at some science fiction.
About Under Glass
Creating planets and guarding the stars leaves novice planet builder Kai Faewiva lonely. For members of Kai’s species who are born with an organ called a caerellon, their true love, their Sun or Moon, is identified at birth. But the novices are people who have lost their perfect love, and Kai’s Sun is long dead, killed in an accident when he was five years old. Or so everyone thought.
After recovering from another bout of the unidentified illness he has battled for years, Kai returns to work. But his quiet day at the planetarium is thrown into chaos when scans of Goka Prime, one of the planets in the Sol-Alpha2 system, picks up a life-form that shouldn’t be there. Kai’s Sun, Oliver Gyin, is alive and well, but how he got to be on Goka Prime, no one knows. Now he needs to be brought home.
Ollie has lived most of his life in the City of Harrea, never guessing he is from another planet. Surprised to find a stranger means the world to him, Ollie wrestles with his loyalties and the drive to return with Kai. To leave Goka Prime, he must give up everything and everyone he knows. But twenty years apart means Kai and Ollie face a fight to secure their destined future.
About Rebecca Cohen
Rebecca Cohen is a Brit abroad. Having swapped the Thames for the Rhine, she has left London behind and now lives with her husband and young son in Basel, Switzerland. She can often be found with a pen in one hand and a cup of Darjeeling in the other.
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