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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.

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 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 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.

‘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

‘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

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

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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
Possessing a more complex and nuanced worldview than its predecessor, Our Child Of Two Worlds is modern, emotionally sophisticated science fiction. Stephen Cox's tale of the charming but lost alien child Cory shows us that humanity, for all its flaws, is worth saving, and that the power of the human heart stretches from this world to the next
DAN JONES, author of Man O’War and host of Chronscast.
Our Child of Two Worlds is a stirring novel about family and home. Rich with humanity, it explores our species' tendency to damage ourselves, our relationships and Planet Earth. A powerful, sad but satisfying sequel.
SUE HAMPTON, climate and peace activist and author of Intact and The Waterhouse Girl
Another beautiful book that is so much more than a defining genre
KATHRYN DAWSON, Tea Leaves and Reads
Full of heart
BIRMINGHAM SCIENCE FICTION GROUP
Our Child of Two Worlds is a beautiful novel about family and all its uncertainties . . . This wonderful story is as warm as it is honest. It is about destructiveness and forgiveness, about embracing differences and accepting imperfection. It is science fiction with a very human heart and a celebration of love in all its many shapes. I loved it.
CAROLINE DAY, Sunday Times bestselling author of HOPE NICELY'S LESSONS FOR LIFE
[Our Child of Two Worlds] is a more uplifting form of dystopian science fiction as it shows that there is a way out. Like in The Day the Earth Stood Still, humans are still given the chance to save themselves if they can learn humility and co-operation. The setting of the early 70s is perfect as the characters reflect the clash between the peaceful New Age movement and Conservatives. We are asked to believe more in the characters who see the best in people, but Cox does not forget to give the book tension and threat. There is a lot of menace and fear that must be gone through until you are rewarded with the light.
SFBOOK REVIEWS
Cox's eminently readable writing is insightful and unsentimental, humane and emotionally honest
JULIET E. McKENNA in PARSEC Magazine
The first book was an offering unlike anything I had read before. It was science fiction, yes, but it didn't concern itself with spaceships and far-flung planets; the action all occurred much closer to home. It was a story about family love, loyalty, and small-town sensibilities. Once again, Stephen Cox has created a novel that strikes at the heart of family. Add into this some social commentary on the importance of accepting those who are different from us, the dangers of bigotry, and an over-reliance on unreliable media sources, and you end up with a wonderful conclusion to a very special duology
GEEK DAD on OUR CHILD OF TWO WORLDS
Wholly fresh and intensely gripping
JULIET E. McKENNA, No. 1 bestselling author of The Green Man’s Heir