Snippets from Alecner, the novel
By Cynthia J. Cordell
Alecner, the book, is a science fiction novel written by yours truly. In the beginning, Riley Sinclaire, the newly elected Chancellor of the planet Voltaire is aiming to destroy the nearby planet Alecner because that is where his grandmother had died a horrible death. By a chance coincidence, he meets a young girl from there by the name of Eden Kkaelen. Eden is on her way upstate on the monorail as she visits the planet Voltaire for the first time from her home planet of Alecner. She is in Adana the capital of Voltaire when this all takes place.
Riley sees her and is instantly smitten with her. As she descends the monorail, Riley tells his bodyguard Paul Lowrey to ask her over to meet him (the Chancellor). At first Eden thinks that she has caused a commotion of some sort, but Paul re-assures her that the Chancellor just likes to meet a sampling of the population.
Paul leads Eden to Riley and they have a cordial introduction to one another. Riley takes Eden out to lunch at the Planetary Restaurant and gets to know her there. Before this takes place, Riley had done a quick background check on Eden and found out that she is a recovering drug addict. At the luncheon, she openly tells him that she had tried rreahla once and after one of her cells became enlarged, she never tried it again. In the planet Alecner, having one enlarged cell means that that cell is a mutagen that that person harbors.
In a nutshell, this is how the leading man meets the leading lady in the novel Alecner.