Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A Call For 2011 Science Fiction Romance Titles

I predict that 2011 is going to be an interesting year for science fiction romance. Along with the rest of the publishing industry, this subgenre has been impacted by the recent changes and upheavals. With the rise of ebooks, readers have more choices, but they have to be willing to take a different path to obtain the stories they want.

Since launching The Galaxy Express, I compiled book titles on my own for the annual “New Release Roundup” post (to view the lists for 2009 & 2010, see sidebar on the right under “SFR Specials”). However, that list was largely geared toward mainstream print books. Now, I think it’s time to look beyond the printed page.

This year, I’d like to do something a little different:

I’m putting out a call to obtain information for 2011 science fiction romance titles. If you will have a science fiction romance released between January 1 and December 31, I would love to know about it. I’d like to know about any titles, print or digital, erotic or non-erotic, het or m/m (even f/f if anyone is writing them). Romantic SF is great as well, although I prefer to include books/series wherein the romance has a well-defined arc, and for which there is either a Happily Ever After or Happily For Now ending.

If your book is an erotic SFR as labeled by your publisher, please let me know since I will divide the books into erotic and non-erotic SFR. Same goes for romantic SF. If you know your title falls into that category, please give me a heads up and I will make that a separate category as well.

Self-published works by an author I know will be automatically included, but for the time being I’ll hold off on any other kind. While my goal is to have a comprehensive list, ultimately the choice to include a book—or not—is my decision.

You can post the title and a link to your Web site in the comments, or email me at sfrgalaxy “at” gmail.com. If the news of your release isn’t ready for public consumption, email me about it as soon as you can and I will update the list as 2011 unfolds.

Spread the word, if you would be so kind. I’m very curious to see what type of list we compile—aren’t you?

Joyfully yours,


Related posts:

2010 Science Fiction Romance New Release Roundup
2009 Science Fiction Romance New Release Roundup