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Our Child of Two Worlds

Stephen Cox

5 Reviews

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Cory is the child of two worlds: when his birth-people come, they will break his mother's heart . . . but they may also be this world's only salvation.

Molly and Gene Myers rescued Cory and kept him safe from those who wanted to use his remarkable knowledge and power for their own ends . . . and in doing so, they rediscovered themselves and fell in love with a remarkable child.

'Part ET, part Wonder, part Snow Child, Our Child of the Stars has the same combination of science fiction and heart-tugging tenderness that Stephen King does so well' Grazia

In this gripping sequel to Our Child of the Stars, Cory and his new family are having to deal with the consequences of fame - but Molly is more concerned about the future, for Cory's people are on their way.

'This strong and generous first novel wears its heart on its sleeve and embeds all the thrills and chills in credible human, and non-human, emotions' Daily Mail

This is the time of Woodstock and the moon landings; war is raging in Vietnam and the superpowers are threatening each other with annihilation - but the Myers know there is a far greater threat approaching from the stars, and only Cory's people possess the knowledge to fight off the invaders.

'Our Child of the Stars: an out of this world winner' Weekend Sport

Our Child of Two Worlds
is a remarkable story of family and the power of love, set against the backdrop of a fast-changing, terrifying decade and an interstellar threat almost beyond imagining.

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Praise for Our Child of Two Worlds

  • Part ET, part Wonder, part Snow Child, Our Child of the Stars has the same combination of science fiction and heart-tugging tenderness that Stephen King does so well - Grazia on Our Child of the Stars

  • This strong and generous first novel wears its heart on its sleeve and embeds all the thrills and chills in credible human, and non-human, emotions - Daily Mail on Our Child of the Stars

  • Our Child of the Stars: an out of this world winner - Weekend Sport on Our Child of the Stars

  • A pleasing, big-hearted read, its late-1960s setting well evoked - Financial Times on Our Child of the Stars

  • 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 - Guardian

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Stephen Cox

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.

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