Science-fiction is the perfect backdrop for creating exotic and outrageous new worlds, conjuring fascinating ideas of advanced civilizations, and confronting our own doubts and fears while exploring how we would react to the unexpected in this mysterious and seemingly infinite universe we inhabit.
The readers have the freedom to place themselves inside this imaginary environment and experience feelings outside their ordinary lives while dreaming about what they would do if it happened to them.
Many themes can be invented and explored in the specific case of alien romance: unrequited love, impossible love, and fatal attraction. Once aliens meet humans, their different origins can play a decisive part in a unique plot that could not possibly happen had the lovers been just humans.
In the case of “The Space Traveller’s lover”, I explore the case of impossible love.
Ten thousand years ago, an alien race was driven from Earth by ancient humans. Now they have returned to Earth using perfect human replicas to understand and eventually control the human mind. Stronger, invincible, immortal, and with a technical superiority beyond comprehension, the aliens are fuelled by a zest for revenge while plundering Earth’s remaining resources.
The aliens have remodelled themselves into a genetically superior race and removed any feelings or emotions they consider a weakness. They don’t feel fear, guilt or remorse, and most importantly, they never fall in love.
A headstrong and ruthless alien soldier develops an intense obsession with Erin, a bright young human student with a mysterious past. He decides to bring Erin into his world, changing all the invasion plans to be with her, just for his pleasure. But Erin can see through the soldier’s bleak soul and falls madly in love with him, eventually doing the unthinkable to try to change him against all the odds.
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