S.E. Gilchrist (LEGEND BEYOND THE STARS) is hosting an interview
with author Fiona Greene
Ms. Greene is polishing a science fiction romance with an intriguing premise.
But that's not all--she's also a fan of THUNDERBIRDS. It's imperative you read her interview before the Hood catches you doing anything but!
2) On May 1, author
Misa Buckley launched an indie press devoted to science fiction romance called Sunburst Press
Sunburst is a new e-publisher of science fiction romance, looking in
particular for stories that embrace diversity, celebrating colour, ability and
For further information, please see the Submissions
page or email.
Here is additional information per the press release I received:
Sunburst Press will pay Author a
royalty of 40% of the Retail Download Price, for sales of the Work at the
publisher's website. For digital books sold through outlets requiring
distribution discounts, Author will receive a royalty of 35% of the sale price.
For further information, please contact Misa Buckley
Even better, all formats will be DRM-free. Best of luck to Misa Buckley in her new venture!
3) Laurie A. Green of Spacefreighters Lounge
gave me a heads up
about PASSENGERS, a forthcoming film that was described as a science fiction
romance! According to Xpose
, actress "Reese Witherspoon is in early talks to take
the female lead opposite Keanu Reeves in forthcoming science fiction romance
How cool is that?
Here's the premise:
Passengers is set in the future and focuses on the love that sprouts between
two people on a human cargo starship. When the spacecraft suffers a misfire,
Keanu's character is awoken from slumber. His cryogenic transporter device
opened up a century before the other passengers' due to the malfunction.
Lonely, he decides to wake up a female rider to keep him company.
Brian Kirk will direct the Wayfare Entertainment picture.
Prometheus writer Jon Spaihts penned the script's most recent draft.
I hope the film explores why Keanu Reeves' (presumably heterosexual)
male character wakes up a woman. I'm so very curious about that detail and I
hope the writer and director don't squander an opportunity to address it
through social commentary.
For more information about PASSENGERS, check out these articles:
4) Smart Girls Love SciFi & Paranormal Romance has a roundup of SFR news in SFR Potpourri