An American euthanasist and an Egyptian astrological farmer delve into the evolution of the collective soul as an extremophile virus targets a select few.
The twisted scientific changes of our present-day lives catalyze love in parallel universes, as love-lacking predators on top kill off life on earth. Loveoid grapples with the dilemmas of the latest generation of humankind ⎯ that the loving don't survive. In the present-day novel Loveoid, Olivia unravels a virus that only harms the corporate elite. In combat with media, governments and corporations, Olivia finds love, and comes to question her own ideals. The impossibly mixed match encounters life-threatening obstacles, as Khalid elicits her darkest fears, yet lights the way with astrological farming and ancient holistic remedies. Will love allow them to stay human?
About the Author
JL Morin grew up in inner-city Detroit. She proffered moral support while her parents sacrificed all to a failed system. Wondering what Japan was doing right, she decamped to Tokyo. Her debut Japan novel, Sazzae, won an eLit gold medal and a Living Now Book Award. Her second novel, Travelling Light, was a USA Best Book Awards finalist, and her third, Trading Dreams became ‘Occupy’s first bestselling novel’. Her climate fiction novel, Nature’s Confession, won first place in the Dante Rossetti Book Awards, and a Readers’ Favorite Book Award, a LitPick 5-Star Review Award, and an excerpt received an Honorable Mention in the Eco-Fiction Story Contest. Morin’s fiction has appeared in The Harvard Advocate and Harvard Yisei, and her articles and translations in The Huffington Post, Library Journal, The Detroit News, Agence France Presse, European Daily, Livonia Observer Eccentric Newspapers, and The Harvard Crimson. JL Morin’s writing draws on a breadth of experience. She traded derivatives in New York while studying nights for her MBA at New York University’s Stern School of Business; worked for the Federal Reserve Bank posted to the 103rd floor of the World Trade Center; presented the news as a TV broadcaster; and is adjunct faculty at Boston University.
“LOVEOID is a wildly unique and immensely realized science fiction thriller set in a dystopian present in which overpopulation is decimating the Earth and its natural resources at a rapid rate. Additionally, the world of the story is incredibly deep, filled with dense detail and nuance that give the impression of a very realized universe.”
“About time some serious writers and artists took on the biggest issue of our time⎯maybe all time. This novel shows that engagement fully underway!”
⎯Bill McKibben, Founder 350.org
“The smart choice to set this eco-thriller in the present brings home the tenebrous climate prognostications we usually reserve for another year.”
“I take heart from JL Morin’s authorial intuition: true love is what eventually will separate man from vegetable.”
⎯A. Bergsten, author, THE RIFT
“LOVEOID is a rare and most accurate reflection of contemporary LGBTI people: I both love and find highly enlightening JL Morin’s particular reference to the Navajo culture—it reminds me of the recent apology of Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau for suppressing the ‘two-spirit Canadian Indigenous peoples’ values and beliefs’. Many ancient cultures accepted non-binary people, and it is important to be constantly reminded of this, given the current confusion, deliberate misunderstandings and hatred around this subject. Also, focusing on love (rather than sex, which is primarily linked to reproduction) is the perfect romantic, humane and noble premise.”
—Dimitris Politis, author, LGBTI rights champion