Our Child of the Stars


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Jo Fletcher
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6.4 X 9.2 X 1.7 inches | 1.6 pounds

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About the Author

Stephen Cox was born in the USA and now lives in London with his partner of twenty years. A father to two children, he has worked for various not-for-profits, most notably for twelve years with Great Ormond Street Hospital.


"It's a wonderfully emotional, heart-warming journey of what it really means to be a parent and a reminder that at times it feels like society as a whole hasn't really become any more accepting of those who are different since the 1960s."--The Los Angeles Times
"Sympathetic characterisation and fine storytelling... What makes this such a satisfying read, apart from the thrillingly rendered chase (and the refreshing notion that not all aliens are bent on inimical invasion), is the characterisation of Molly and Gene, a childless couple given this one miraculous chance to show love for an adopted son. This is an optimistic take on the ET theme, done without the schmaltz of the film"--The Guardian
"A pleasing, big-hearted read, its late-1960s setting well evoked"--Financial Times
"Part ET, part Wonder, part Snow Child, it has the same combination of science fiction and heart-tugging tenderness that Stephen King does so well"--Grazia
"Cox takes a straightforward SF idea and turns it into something wholly fresh and intensely gripping. A tightly personal story draws readers deep into a couple's struggle to protect an innocent caught up in (literally) world-shaking events. By looking back to the '60s space race, and what might have been, Cox invites us to muse on events and ideas that have shaped the societies we live in today, and asks us where we might want humanity to go"--Juliet McKenna, author of the No.1 bestselling The Green Man's Heir
A powerful combination of warm-hearted hope and steely-eyed realism... Idealism collides with harsh reality, hope battles violence and a family desperately tries to hold on... A heartfelt, richly imaginative and gripping story"--SciFiNow
"I loved this book. It was one of those I couldn't put down but didn't want to end. It is beautifully written and certainly stirs the emotions. It is a tale of love, loss, friendship, loyalty and doing the right thing"--Sue Tingey, author of the Soulseer Trilogy
"An uplifting tale of love and kindness"--Candis
"Rich layers of depth and superbly drawn characters that are a joy to read... a finely crafted adventure with pacing that expertly ramps up throughout... I tore through it"--Dominic Dulley, author of Shattermoon

"Dark and compelling reading"--Irish Examiner
"with pace, tension, atmosphere and prose that pulls you along...an out of this world winner."--Sunday Sport
"written at a thrilling pace"--SFX Magazine
"A solid work of science fiction that never loses sight of its emotional core."
--Amazing Stories