Book: A Distant Sun by Grant Boshoffcategories: Book, Space Opera, Sci-Fi Romance, Suspense, Thriller, Metaphysical, Space Travel, Galactic Cruise Lines, Twin Suns, Dark Star, Science Fiction
Grant Boshoffabout this book: A Distant Sun was originally a short story I wrote for an anthology being put together by a writers' group that I am part of. I received three random words and had to craft a story based upon those. This novelette is the result.
The idea for this story began as a "what if?". What if one told a story in the first person only, but from each of the main characters point of view? Could it work? How would one thread the separate narratives together in order to make a cohesive tale? Would it appear disjointed? What if there was a significant twist - how would one keep it hidden and do the reveal at the appropriate time while allowing each character to narrate?
While the book would technically be labeled Science Fiction, it really crosses multiple genres. It is about people first and foremost, and spans human interest, romance, action/adventure, as well as suspense/thriller.
After I completed this experiment I read it with new eyes and, quite frankly, it got me choked up. I fell in love with the characters. I yearned for the salvation of the Emarian race. I cheered for Alynna as she struggled to fulfill her mission, and her promise to the people of her home-world. My stomach fluttered with Jeros, as he fell head over heels for a woman far above his station - a love you just knew would be unrequited. My heart ached for Madres as she stoically put loyalty above her own happiness.
I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did!
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