Tuesday, May 7, 2013

SFR News & Links Extra - May 2013

1) F.A.B.! 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 sexual preference.

For further information, please see the Submissions page or email.
Go diversity, yay!

Here is additional information per the press release I received:

Royalty Information
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 at publisher@sunburstpress.com 
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 Entertainment, actress "Reese Witherspoon is in early talks to take the female lead opposite Keanu Reeves in forthcoming science fiction romance Passengers."

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!

Joyfully yours,