Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Blogging at Heroes & Heartbreakers, Plus Giveaway at Spacefreighters Lounge

I’m blogging at Heroes & Heartbreakers on the subject of Too Smart? Intelligence in Romance Novels. Though it’s more of a general topic, I wanted to tackle it because intelligence diversity is yet another area worth exploring in sci-fi romance.

How much diversity is there in romance regarding intelligence? If marketing departments are to be believed, romance characters across the board are amazingly brilliant. But is that really the case? And of the heroes and heroines who are intellectually gifted—the scientists, the scholars, the inventors—do they inadvertently receive the lion’s share of the attention, both in terms of marketing and reader interest?

All that reflection on the subject made me wonder what authors could do in this area. "Flowers For Algernon"SFR style, perhaps? 

Also, you can check out this nifty post by author A.R. Norris at Spacefreighters LoungeHealthcare of the Future:

…One of my favorite SF concepts to work on is healthcare and medical.

Diagnosing, treating, monitoring, all of it interests me. Maybe it's because my day job is researching all the cool advancements in the healthcare field. It's really fun to read a report or research study on a new technology or approach and then sit back and imagine what it will become in 50 or 100 years.

A.R. Norris is also doing a giveaway of her book REVELATIONSOF TOMORROW, so stop by and leave a comment for a chance to win. What’s that saying…an SFR a day keeps the doctor away? Something like that!

Joyfully yours,