In a world about to be hit by an asteroid, the talented students of the Genesis School try to protest what really matters to their very last breath.
- Book Intro
“You were my world, and so I give you, too, a world.”
- A record of love that will last until the end of the world
From the depths of space, an asteroid is headed to annihilate Earth’s ecosystem and wipe out civilization. The Genesis Corporation, created to select and train the most talented orphans in the world into preventing global tragedies such as this, tries their best to change the route of the meteor but it doesn't seem easy.
The children of Genesis have no parents nor guardians. No one waits for them outside the school, and any kind of presence they love or care for has to be found within the walls of the Corporation. They are trying their best to protect the world from destruction, for this world contains their most ordinary lives, their most precious people, and the future of the adults they wanted to become.
One Saturday, Lia Yu, a student in Aeronautical Repairs, witnesses Earth’s atmosphere go up in a cloud of black smoke while on a business trip to the moon. Six months of watching the cloud pass before someone sends her a message from the surface.
“We admit that it will be difficult. And there is criticism that using resources that could benefit many to save only one person is a waste. But you, Lia, are the one Genesis came together to save by sending you to the moon. We are coming to get you.”
This testimonial of the end becomes a story of miracles. A miracle made possible as the orbits of those who love each other manage to overlap in a fateful moment. It is not for all love stories to leave their records and become history, but still, this novel shows that every love would remain till the end and make miracles. As the surface of the moon in the first story, this novel is a record of the children who are “outside of our orbit” of the ordinary. And their stories, like everything on the moon, shall never be weathered away. Despite the destruction of the planet, we went to the moon to bring our farthest survivor home. For she, too, was someone’s world.
- About the Author
(English) Born in 1987, Jeon Sam-hye graduated Myeongji University majoring in Creative Writing. They decided on their major after serializing fanfics online. Since 2016, they have been working as a game scenario writer. They are also Korea's most successful and prolific YA SF writer, aiming to spread SF far and wide among younger readers. They are the 2nd Vice-President of the Science Ficition Writers Union of Korea and has been writing professionally since 2010. They were once a lighthouse keeper in Pangyo.
After their debut in 2010 through the Daesan College Literary Award, they have published several books including INTERNATIONAL DATE LINE, BOY GIRL EVOLUTION, WITCHES DELIVERY, and others. They have also participated in numerous anthologies including BULLIED, THE SHOUT OF EXISTENCE, THE MOLECULE OF LOVE, LET US SEE THE ENDING, and WHALE COMMUNICATION.
"Society likes to put labels on things and measure what each other deserves by these labels. Being young, disabled, abandoned, or unloved means you'll never accomplish what you set out to accomplish. TO MY ROOMMATE, FROM OUTSIDE OUR ORBIT is about those who have been pushed out of the orbit of the ordinary who love and save the world, right down to the very last person who needs to be saved. Having read this novel, I am convinced that to change the world, we only need one label. And that's determination." (Cheon Sun-lan, novelist of ONE THOUSAND BLUES)