After rereading some of your posts, I think my earlier suggestions might have been a little off base. Still, you should check them out. I got the impression
Watching "Star Wars" at around the age of 4/5. Reading Roald Dahl's "The BFG" when I was around 6 and then C. S. Lewis' Narnia novels
"Eternity Road" by Jack McDevitt
It's a deal!
WOOT!!! I am so pleased for you, Pete!