Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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SFR News & Links Extra: Star Wars, Gay SFR, Captain Harlock, and KDrama

I found a few gay sci-fi romance titles at a site called World of Diversity Fiction. The links take visitors to reviews. I didn't read them, but I downloaded a sample of Victoria Zagar's WRITTEN IN THE STARS (Culture Wars #1; military space opera). The cover reminded me of the SFR cover discussion at Spacefreighters Lounge since it features characters clothed in (presumably) military uniforms.

Tricia of FANgirl's Blog discusses The Potential Energy of Major Star Wars Events. She reported on the lack of diversity in various panels and conventions organized by a company called ReedPop. Such lack of foresight sends the message that marginalized fans aren't worthy of representation or even a consideration in terms of the franchise's continued financial success.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

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Jacqueline Koyanagi's ASCENSION: Diversity For The Win

Thanks to a giveaway at SF Signal, I won a copy of Jacqueline Koyanagi's ASCENSION: A Tangled Axon Novel (Masque Books). To which news I was all like, "Wheeee!"

ASCENSION is worth reading for its statements about diversity alone. It's a truly diverse futuristic setting. The thematically-rich story features a number of insightful observations about many subjects, yet does so without being dry or too academic. One can enjoy it for the surface plot alone, but there's also a cornucopia of social commentary for post-consumption contemplation.

Following are some non-spoiler tags to help you decide if ASCENSION is up your alley!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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Triple Action Guest Blogging: Gamebooks, Steampunk, & Women in SF&F

When it rains, it pours. That's true not only of the weather outside my window, but also three guest posts of mine that all went live today!

Sci-Fi Romance: A New Kind of Hero

At Fantasy Book Cafe, I'm a participant in this year's Women in SF&F month! I'd enjoyed the posts of that event in years past and was delighted when hostess Kristen invited me to contribute an article.

The topic is my love of science fiction romance and how the "...genre has rewritten the hero narrative in order to give female characters leading roles as well as explore love and sex in a science fictional setting."

I presented a number of titles I've enjoyed, and the selection also serves to highlight the sheer variety available in this genre.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

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Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly Invites Authors to Participate in Link Exchange

The Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly (of which I’m a staff member) wants to help raise visibility all around by partnering with authors in a link exchange. This endeavor will make it easier for readers to discover books and authors as well as sci-fi romance news and information.

Here's how it'll work:

Friday, April 11, 2014

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New SilkWords Release: Heather Massey's DANGEROUS RENDEZVOUS

[In the interest of full disclosure, Heather Massey is the owner of The Galaxy Express]

I'm excited to share the news of my latest sci-fi romance: DANGEROUS RENDEZVOUS is out now from SilkWords! SilkWords features gamebook-style romances. Here's the cover and teaser:

Image source: SilkWords
Agent Lucia Alvarez is investigating rumors of bizarre experiments on a distant planet when she encounters the man who broke her heart. Can they join forces to solve the mystery, or will his dark secret tear them apart?