The other day, just for the heck of it, I typed “science fiction romance” into YouTube. Something interesting turned up at the top of the list: a trailer for a film called UPSIDE DOWN.
According to the film’s Wikipedia entry,
Here’s the trailer:
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Finally, one of Barbara’s points had me thinking for quite some time, wondering whether it may be something we’re missing in SFR. She surveyed her blog readers once and found that one of the statements they agreed most with was: I want to read a series in which the characters feel like members of my family.
…perhaps we haven't given enough thought to COMMUNITY building sometimes. Think about some of our best SF worlds--they were communities, too. Maybe we need to do better with that.
Elise Logan stated in the comments that “Christine Feehan, Gene Roddenberry, Laurell K. Hamilton all have something in common. They built a world and populated it with their stories. They created a mythology and an entire universe that is a whole and complete creation.”
We are acquiring editorial for new digital series, including:How cool that one of the categories is "Science Fiction Romance," both in terms of it being included but especially the tags.
- Harlequin Shivers (new!)
- Fantasy and Fantasy Romance
- Science Fiction and Science Fiction Romance
- Contemporary Romance
- Erotic Romance
- Teen Romance
- Your Brilliant Idea*
Jack Harper (Cruise) is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete.Now for the trailer:
Living in and patrolling the breathtaking skies from thousands of feet above, his soaring existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.
The Watchmakers Lady sounds like it has some parallels with the Twilight Zone episode “The Lonely” as it deals with a desperate man falling in love with a robot who is his only source of companionship.