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Title: The Star Host
Author: FT Lukens
Publisher: Interlude Press
Cover Artist: C.B. Messer
Genre: Gay, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Ren grew up listening to his mother tell stories about the Star Hosts – a mythical group of people possessed by the power of the stars. The stories were the most exciting part of Ren’s life, and he often dreamed about leaving his backwater planet and finding his place among the neighboring drifts. When Ren is captured by soldiers and taken from his home, he must remain inconspicuous while plotting his escape. It’s a challenge since the general of the Baron’s army is convinced Ren is something out of one of his mother’s stories.
He finds companionship in the occupant of the cell next to his, a drifter named Asher. A member of the Phoenix Corps, Asher is mysterious, charming, and exactly the person Ren needs to anchor him as his sudden technopathic ability threatens to consume him. Ren doesn’t mean to become attached, but after a daring escape, a trek across the planet, and an eventful ride on a merchant ship, Asher is the only thing that reminds Ren of home. Together, they must warn the drifts of the Baron’s plans, master Ren’s growing power, and try to save their friends while navigating the growing attraction between them.
Ten songs to write The Star Host to:
- Off On a Hero’s Journey – from the Galavant TV series soundtrack
The Star Host is a science fiction adventure story that follows Ren, the protagonist, and a group of other characters on a journey. It’s only right that they get a proper start with appropriate theme music.
- Satellite – Dave Matthews Band
Ren is a duster, planet-born, but he dreams of being among the stars. He often looks to the stars and hope that one day he’ll be able to escape his planet and find work on the drifts.
- Folsom Prison Blue – Johnny Cash
A perfect song for when Ren and Asher are prisoners at the Baron’s citadel.
- Rabbit Heart – Florence and the Machine
When Ren’s power manifests, he has to decide if it’s a gift or a curse, and then gather the courage to do something about his situation and save his friends.
- My Shot – Lin Manuel Miranda from the Hamilton soundtrack
Ren and his friends seize the day.
- Flaws – Bastille
Pretty self-explanatory – these characters have a lot of them.
- A Space Oddity – David Bowie
It wouldn’t be a science fiction novel without mentioning David Bowie.
- Parachute – Cheryl Cole
A great song that characterizes Ren’s and Asher’s relationship.
- Demons – Imagine Dragons
“Don’t get too close, it’s dark inside.”
- Immortals – Fall Out Boy
Since our heroes started off with a great song to start their journey, they needed an awesome wrap up song as well.
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About the Author
F.T. wrote her first short story when she was in third grade and her love of writing continued from there. After placing in the top five out of ten thousand entries in a writing contest, she knew it was time to dive in and try her hand at writing a novel.
A wife and mother of three, F.T. holds degrees in psychology and English literature, and is a long-time member of her college’s science-fiction club. F.T. has a love of cheesy television shows, superhero movies, and science-fiction novels—especially anything by Douglas Adams.
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