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What is the working title of your book?
The book I would like to share with you today is entitled Shooting Star ©2011.
Where did the idea come from for the book?
In addition to Isaac Asimov, two other authors who fascinate me are Michael Crichton and Carl Sagan. Their ability to weave science and the salient questions of ‘who are we and what are we made up of’ into fiction are extraordinary and impressive. Intrigued by the advents of cloning, stem cell research, genetic engineering (gene splicing), eugenics, and the human genome project, I often delve into the ethical, legal, and social implications associated with these sciences. In this story, set a millennium from now, a human-Jupitarian hybrid avoids destruction by the human government by hunting down and assassinating his kind. He secretly defies the human government in a number of ways and is able to keep his subversive endeavors clandestine until he needs the help of a human geneticist to save a young hybrid’s life. It’s a hot, sexy love story. Honest.
What is the genre of the book?Adult, futuristic, science fiction, M/M romance.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
For the role of Cebrián Castillo, it would be Gael Garcia Bernal and for the role of Ffolant, it would be an Ethan Robertson-Imogen Poots hybrid.
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
A future millennium finds a human geneticist and a human-Jupitarian hybrid in forbidden love across political, social, lawful, and species divides.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency/publisher?
I am not yet certain.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
This is a tough question. I would say that it is Next by Michael Crichton meets the Alfonso Cuarón’s film, Children of Men, with a splash of James Cameron’s film, Avatar.
Who or what inspired you to write this book?
I wanted to write a story that raised questions about the future of humanity and the interpretation and value of love, as we know it today.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
What would it be like to have hot, steamy sex with a true hermaphrodite?
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