Astronauts in Love
The first hyperspace jump with human and alien copilots creates a result no one foresaw. The most famous astronaut on earth has deserted from the military so he can be with the man he loves. A story about love, longing and inter-species attraction.
|Publisher:||Carol Holland March|
|File size:||173 KB|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Carol Holland March lives in Albuquerque with two demanding dogs who give her ideas for stories in exchange for long bike rides and occasional treats. She writes about the intersection of dreams, reality, and time and sets her speculative fiction in locations where the veil is thinnest. She teaches classes on writing and creativity at the University of New Mexico and blogs at CarolHollandMarch.com. Book One, The Tyro: The Dreamwalkers of Larreta, and Book Two, The Rending: The Dreamwalkers of Larreta are now available on Amazon.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Stefan Vucak for Readers' Favorite In The Man Who Watched the Stars by Carol H. March, Tessa receives a frantic call from her ex-husband Josh, asking her to meet him. She picks him up in the middle of the Mojave Desert and drives him to her house in New Mexico. Nobody appeared to be chasing them. She had been Josh’s copilot on the Luna run. They married and divorced after five years before he became famous, making the first hyperspace jump using Teneran technology. Women liked dashing astronauts, and sometimes he gave in to temptation. Josh is afraid the authorities will put him into a mental hospital to keep him from revealing a dark secret – hyperspace jumps mentally bind the human and Teneran pilot. Other hyperspace jumps confirmed the bond that develops between human males and Teneran pilots, and the authorities didn’t like the public knowing that their pilots were now gay, and so they ask all Tenerans to leave Earth. Josh’s alien partner flies in with a little craft and offers to take Tessa and her son to Tenera. Tessa reaches the only possible conclusion to resolve the problem. The Man Who Watched the Stars is a simple short story, nicely written by Carol H. March, exploring an unexpected relationship with an alien species. The complex connection Tessa has with Josh, even after they are divorced, should have been expanded more fully, including the revulsion by Earth authorities of a bond between human and alien pilots. Despite these issues, I found the story engaging, giving me something to think about. I am sure many readers will also find this story interesting.