Avar has spent ten years laboring, days and nights in his quest to create the perfect woman. He wasn't expecting her to exceed even his lofty expectations.
A spacey take on the Pygmalion tale, "A Riddle for Love" manages to speak sensible science and apply it to a futuristic world filled with off-world colonies, human-like androids and cerebral-centric humans. While the idea behind Pygmalion is slightly creepy and off putting, here the author manages to make Avar likable and respectable. His desire for the perfect woman have become a labor of love, particularly over the personal project of "Lily." He wants her for companionship, for a lifetime avoiding the loneliness that has marked his past thus far.
This novella manages to convey emotional and character depth and rather than rushed, falls together in a perfectly even pace. The world building is brief but fascinating and draws the reader easily into accepting Avar's world.
A quirky, steamy romance for any star dreamers out there.
Dr. Avar Elsier has spent the past ten years developing a human-like android for his company. In his spare time, he’s created the perfect persona for a dream woman that only needs the right body to make her real.
Unfortunately, such a body costs more than he can currently afford. When an emergency forces him to insert his private persona in a unit designed for a high-paying customer, he falls in love and cannot let her go.
Will he find a way to make their love last and escape from Mars before others discover his secret?