There is nothing ‘not normal’ about a sci-fi novel. It is a story set in a different setting that is all. The ingredients are all the same - characters, plot, conflict, resolution and climax. Writing a novel is an enjoyable and immersive experience, whatever be the genre.
In fact, we lived with them on Earth, and we came to Elone together. There must have been something that tied us together. I think that is also lost to us now; lost to both of us. We have never stopped to look for that bond, never questioned the roots of the animosity that plagues us today. But the knowledge that we shared an intertwined existence is still with us.
Imagine a world where men and women live as antagonistic species. How would they react when they learn about their shared past....
We think that we look after and nurture our children, often overlooking how in their own way they do the same. They help us grow and expand in ways we never would, but for them.
Someone had mentioned on the flight to Ghana that the Prime Meridian and the Equator intersect at a spot near Accra. It is considered the centre of the earth based on imaginary lines that crisscross the globe. The idea was inexplicably fascinating; the spot exerted an incredible pull on my imagination.
It does represent audacity of hope. Right now it is one individual that is pushing it. but hope and tireless pursuit of knowledge and achievement is the hallmark of the human race on Earth.