Living Next Door to the God of Love

Living Next Door to the God of Love

Justina Robson

Synopsis of Living Next Door to the God of Love

Where do you run when a world is out to get you?

AIs, Forged beings, superheroes, angels, and worlds that change in the blink of an is a richly imagined tale of ordinary redemption in an extraordinary world from one of the most provocative writers working today....

Francine is a young runaway looking to find a definition of love she can trust. In Sankhara, she finds a palace where rooms are made of bone, flowers, and the hearts of heroes. She finds a scientist mapping the territory of the human mind. She finds a boyfriend. And she finds Eros itself...incarnated in the androgynously irresistible form of Jalaeka.

But not everyone is in love with the god of love. Unity, for one, wants to assimilate Jalaeka along with every other soul in the universe. And contrary to what everyone always believes, love alone can't save the day. It will take something both more and less powerful than the human heart to save the worlds upon worlds at risk when gods collide.

Reviews of Living Next Door to the God of Love


Much like William Gibson's works, which this Book will certainly be compared to, Living Next Door to the God of Love is a literary experience as well as a dramatic one. -- Colleen Cahill, The Alien Online

A good number of the people who try to read this Book are simply not going to be prepared to expend the effort to work out what is going on, especially in the opening chapters. Another group will come to the conclusion that the Book is a heap of pseudo-intellectual posing and that if they...d wanted to think about the nature of existence then they would have studied philosophy in college. Both of these groups will, of course, miss a fabulous reading experience. -- Cheryl Morgan, Emeral City

Living Next Door to the God of Love steadfastly lives up to all the promises it makes, keeping the reader fully plugged in to its often bizarre narrative, right to the very last paragraph. -- A.M. Dellamonica,

Living Next Door is deeply felt, but I'm not sure the mind-meld between high science and hot romance really works. -- Gwyneth Jones, The Guardian

It would be an exaggeration to say that nothing is what it seems in this novel: yet the reader must continually be aware that reality is in the eye of the observer. -- Tanya Brown, Strange Horizons