- "Oh honey! It's your first novel."
A Match Made in Space was the first novel published by George McFly in 1985. It was inspired by a "vision" that woke him from sleep when he was a teenager in 1955, in which he saw an extraterrestrial named Darth Vader who threatened to melt his brain unless he asked Lorraine Baines to the Enchantment Under the Sea dance. He didn't know that the alien he saw was actually his future son Marty, wearing a radiation suit from 1985.
He wrote the novel with the same science fiction aspect that he had grown up on, but his marriage to Lorraine led him to also make the book a love story. The illustration on the cover depicted a couple brought together by an alien that resembled the one that he saw. The title of the book was derived from the old saying that compatible couples are "a match made in Heaven". A photo of George was on the back cover.
In 2015, Marty noticed that his father's book was made into a movie, sold in a video software store. Jennifer Parker additionally noted that the book was turned into a videobook that sat on a shelf in their home.
Notes and references
- ↑ BTTF Part II novel p. 30