Thursday, May 6, 2010

Waitress, could I have a side of humor with my science fiction romance, please?

The answer, usually, is “No ma’am, I’m afraid that’s not on the menu.” Bah!

What’s an intergalactic spy to do? I work hard. I work DAMN hard, and when I get back from a grueling mission, there’s nothing I like more than curling up with a book that makes me swoon, cry, and, dammit – LAUGH!

I get plenty of swooning and crying, but there ain’t too many laughs in SFR. Yes, I know. Saving the galaxy while falling in love is all very serious business, but isn’t there time for a giggle or a grin or a guffaw in between all the alien encounters, cosmic battles, and sex scenes?

I blame my penchant for wanting to laugh, mere seconds after a planet is obliterated, entirely on that hilarious bastard Douglas Adams and his THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY series. It’s brilliantly funny, but I can only read it so many times.

I did get a good dose of the giggles from Gini Koch’s recently released TOUCHED BY AN ALIEN, and I’m looking forward to the next in that series, but there must be more out there. Surely?

Hook me up, fine passengers of the Galaxy Express. Help out your local hard working intergalactic spy and recommend some titles/authors that’ll make me swoon, cry AND laugh. Or am I alone in my longing?

Be seeing ya!

Agent Z.