A NOVEL by Michael Coney
CATEGORY Science Fiction
PUBLICATION DATE December 2014
COVER ILLUSTRATION Timo Kümmel
Unsigned Paperback — ISBN 978-1-848637-77-1
"AN IMPOSSIBLY PERFECT young woman appeared in my novels Charisma and Brontomek and generated a lot of fan mail. People asked if she was based on a real person; and if she was, what a lucky guy I was to know such a woman. Well, unfortunately she was not real, and I emphasized this point by having her disappear into nothingness at the end of each novel. She was an impossiblemale dream.Her physical appearance was based on the movie star Susanna York (a clue to that is her fictional name Susanna Lincoln) but her personality was all my own erotic imaginings. She puts in a guest appearance in Flower of Goronwy, the story you are, I hope, about to read. It is notmy usual kind of story and the basic premise gives rise to possibilities that require a much
longer book. I feel there are too many issues arising, too much conflict and there are parts of it that are much too creepy for my taste. It also has a strong sexual theme, unlike my usual writing which tends to have a strong love theme.
"One thing hasn't changed. I'm still a sucker for a happy ending."