Journeys of the Heart

An author's journey

The World of Science Fiction Romance

After reading the blurb for Palace of Dreams, a fellow writer suggested I join a new group forming to promote science fiction romance, a growing niche market. I took him up on it and now belong to the Science Fiction Romance Brigade (http://www.sfrcontests.blogspot.com/), a group of science fiction romance writers dedicated to getting the word out about them and their books.

A child of the 1950s, I am a fan of both science fiction literature and movies.  I huddled in my seat when Godzilla attacked Tokyo and they hunted the sewers of LA for the giant ants in Them.  And who can forget The Day the World Stood Still or my personal favorite, Forbidden Planet?

My mother, who was an avid reader, introduced me to H. Rider Haggard, Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein and Arthur C. Clark.  I discovered Edgar Rice Burroughs, Andre Norton, Anne McCaffrey and a host of other great sci-fi writers all by myself.

 Female readers have long been dipping their toes into the sci-fi pool as writers and readers and interest in science fiction romance is on the rise.  Actually, there have been science fiction novels available for quite some time with feisty, intelligent female protagonists that include their quest for love right along with their quest to explore alien planets, battle evil overlords on their home planet or deal with encroaching black holes.  It’s just that now both the demand for both quality writers and books is growing into a sizable niche market.

 For those of you who may be hesitant to try something new, Ellora’s Cave has an erotic futuristic romance line called Aeon.  Those of you who like hard science fiction might want to give Linnea Sinclair a try.  It’s a brave new world, so go for it.  And for those of you who write or are thinking of writing a science fiction romance, check out the SFR Brigade.

April 19, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment