Love is explored in detail in Rogue ROGUE QUEEN Novel 1951 Queen. At the start of the novel, love for the Community of Elham dominates Iroedh's life. Iroedh is an Avtini, a humanlike race on the planet Ormazd.
The Avtini are all divided into Communities. Each Community has one fertile female, the Queen, who lays the eggs from which the Avtini are hatched. Each Queen is serviced by twelve to sixteen drones, who are executed when they show signs of age. New-hatched males are also killed in order to restrict the number of adult drones to a dozen or so.
A community has about two hundred "workers," who are sexually undeveloped females. Iroedh is one of these.
Iroedh has come to love Antis, a drone who is near his turn to be killed during a "cleanup." Neither of them recognize their feelings as romantic love until late in the...