What people are saying about Life-Line: Origins
"Queer Eye for star guys; an engaging throwback SF adventure with a strong gay affirmation." - Kirkus Reviews
“A gripping fantasy tale about gay struggle and romance. It will leave you identifying with the characters as though they were real.”
- Charles Novabos, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
“The futuristic world created by Grant Edward Miller was very relatable and the plot melded the gay dynamic successfully to produce very believable and intriguing characters. One could relate to the main character as he grew from strength to strength. Miller’s description of a futuristic world in which the love dynamic plays out is original as it is refreshing but still reminds us of what is means to be human in any era. The book explores the bond between lovers on a much deeper level where superhuman powers are at play. Readers of all persuasions will find this compelling, The book is written in a very descriptive style which places readers in the middle of the action. A true page turner that you can’t put down."
- Nigel Lutchman, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
"A Brilliant Twist On Traditional Sci-Fi. This novel is unique in that it adds a gay narrative to traditional elements of sci-fi - and I loved that! The plot was exhilarating, captivating, and completely realistic of a universe set over a million years in the future, that is impacted by an oppressive, psychotic dictator. The dynamic and unmistakable love, as well as the Life-Line, between Tam and Brogan fueled my interest the whole way, and I was rooting for their freedom and love from the beginning. The mentalist abilities, Bennett, and the origin of humanity added other interesting plot points, and I can't wait to see how they play out through the rest of the series. Well done, Grant! Queer sci-fi has just become my favourite subgenre of sci-fi." - Kaylee Miller, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
"Life-Line: Origins is an absolute masterpiece of science fiction that left me spellbound from beginning to end.
From the very first page, I was captivated by the author's extraordinary ability to blend intricate scientific principles with compelling storytelling. The characters are beautifully developed and emotionally resonant, each struggling with their own dilemmas.
Life-Line: Origins is an exceptional sci-fi epic that pushes the boundaries of the genre. It is a thought-provoking, emotionally resonant, and intellectually stimulating journey that will leave readers spellbound. I highly recommend this book to anyone seeking an engrossing sci-fi adventure that challenges the mind and captivates the imagination." - Edgar Joel
"The timing of this book is perfect. It portrays a future time when the gay community are considered to be degenerates and are treated as such. Sound familiar? Meanwhile there are those who recognize their extraordinary gifts and abilities and value them. It is wrapped in an exciting action packed sci-fi story and love story that is bound to become a classic. A kind of cross between Fifth Element and the Handmaid's Tale." - Glenn Miles
"I can't remember the last book I read cover to cover in one sitting. With Life-Line: Origins I did just that. Mr. Miller's world-building, character development, action-packed narrative, and relatable cast of quirky and intriguing characters are top-notch. All of that would have made this a memorable read for me. But the main characters also happen to be gay men, fighting to be their authentic selves in the face of a society that denies their right to even exist much less express themselves freely. Representation matters. Seeing a story that revolves around men and situations that I can relate to personally made this book more than just enjoyable...it made it an important contribution to a genre that has not traditionally been a platform for gay authors who wish to write gripping stories about the communities they know. I am looking forward to the sequels!!! - anonymous on Goodreads
"Loved it! 😍Grant Miller's Life-Line: Origins' intricately weaves speculative brilliance, exploring the cosmic tapestry of existence. I would recommend."
"Grant Miller's "Life-Line: Origins" takes readers on a mesmerizing journey through the realms of speculative fiction, blending scientific intricacies with philosophical depth. Miller's narrative craftsmanship shines as he delves into the essence of existence, skillfully exploring the interplay between futuristic landscapes and ancient mysteries.
The characters in "Life-Line: Origins" are finely etched, each carrying a weighty depth that adds layers to the narrative. Miller's thoughtful character development ensures that readers become emotionally invested in the cosmic odyssey that unfolds. As a Reedsy Discovery reviewer, I appreciate Miller's ability to seamlessly integrate scientific concepts into the story, creating a harmonious balance between intellect and imagination.
The plot of "Life-Line: Origins" is a tapestry of suspenseful twists and turns, keeping readers engaged from the opening chapter to the final revelation. Miller guides the narrative with a skillful hand, allowing the story to unfold organically while maintaining a sense of mystery and wonder.
What sets "Life-Line: Origins" apart is its profound philosophical undercurrent. Miller invites readers to contemplate the enigmatic threads that connect us all, prompting a thoughtful exploration of life's mysteries. The novel serves as a canvas for existential pondering, pushing readers to reflect on their place in the vast cosmos.
The prose in "Life-Line: Origins" is a literary delight, with Miller crafting sentences that resonate with both intellect and emotion. His language is evocative, painting vivid imagery that immerses readers in the speculative landscapes of the narrative.
In conclusion, Grant Miller's "Life-Line: Origins" is a masterful work of speculative fiction that not only entertains but also challenges readers to engage in a philosophical exploration of life's profound questions. It's a testament to Miller's storytelling prowess, and as a Reedsy Discovery reviewer, I wholeheartedly recommend this novel to those seeking a thought-provoking and emotionally resonant reading experience. I personally enjoyed my read."
Joshua Phelps, Reedsy Reviewer - Joshua Phelps