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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. You can find out more about Stephen Cox through his website www.stephencox.co.uk or his Twitter @stephenwhq. Stephen also has a free email newsletter www.tinyletter.com/stephen_cox which gives exclusive content such as chapters and free stories, online events, updates and giveaways.


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 MailA pleasing, big-hearted read, its late-1960s setting well evoked - Financial TimesSympathetic 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 - GuardianPart ET, part Wonder, part Snow Child, it has the same combination of science fiction and heart-tugging tenderness that Stephen King does so well - GraziaAn endearing story well told and I would recommend it as an uplifting tale to read on a dark and stormy winter night - My WeeklyCox 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 HeirA 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 - SciFiNowI dare anyone not to fall in love with the Meyers family . . . I could gush about this book forever, so I am just simply going to say, go read it. Read this beautiful, wonderful book - Angie Groves, Waterstones Blackpool

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