Thursday, May 10, 2012

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Blogging at Heroes & Heartbreakers

In honor of Mother's Day (May 13), I revisited the topic of moms in science fiction romance at Heroes and Heartbreakers: Moms of the Future: Why Are There So Few Moms in Sci-Fi Romance?.

Cover art by Dan Dos Santos

Also, the SFR Brigade posted the latest list of science fiction romances that are ready to be tagged at Amazon.

And at CONTACT - Infinite Futures, author Robert Appleton (PREHISTORIC CLOCK) continues the conversation about female action heroes in Milla vs The World:


I find it ridiculous in 2012 that this is the exception to the rule in action films. Angelina Jolie’s Salt is one of the few recent kick-ass genre movies to headline a female action star, and was, interestingly enough, slated to star Tom Cruise at one point. If her kind of clout can reshape projects to become heroine-centric, why aren’t other big-name actresses seeking out that kind of empowering role?
Good question. It's going to take a village to effect significant change, and perseverance is key.

Joyfully yours,

Heather