I think the title and the accompanying picture explains it all. Science Fiction Romance features a love story (with a happy ever after) which is inextricably linked with a science fiction plot and setting. Simple, really. When I first started writing a novel set in a future, post-apocalyptic Earth and which focused on the love story between my two main characters, I really thought I was inventing the wheel. Um, not so. It’s been a small sub-genre of both Romance and Science Fiction for an awful long time and is only now starting to pick up a real head of steam. Some well known authors of the sub-genre are Linnea Sinclair, Susan Grant and Gini Koch.
The above are all science fiction romances in print. On the e-book tip there are many, many more. There are some exciting new releases out at the moment or upcoming from Heather Massey, Ella Drake and Lisa Paitz Spindler.
And gosh – aren’t those covers just beautiful.
If you’re a reader or a writer interested in exploring the exciting world of Science Fiction Romance, one of your very best starting points is The Galaxy Express. Check out the long list of authors on the left of the blog. Other sweet spots include The Spacefreighters Lounge, the SFR Brigade, Contact – Infinite Futures, and Alien Romances.
Well, that should keep you busy for a while. Have fun exploring the many flavors of Science Fiction Romance!