Thursday, October 3, 2013

SFR News & Links For October 2013

It's time for another dip into the science fiction romance goodie bag!

New releases


Book three of Agamemnon Frost

Edgar Mason is losing Agamemnon Frost despite everything they've been through—the passion, the torture, the heat. Frost's fiancée, Theodora, is back, and Mason can feel his lover gravitating toward her. Every day he sees them together, it tears at his heart.

Frost feels raw himself. His brother and sister-in-law are missing, and his guilt about failing to save Theodora from Pandarus eats at him. His feelings for Mason, whom he has put through hell twice already, just twist the screws tighter.

On top of that, Pandarus and the Martians are back to make their final push to Earth, and Frost and Mason are duty bound to fight them. People are vanishing. Bodies are turning up burned beyond recognition in the slums. The bleak, human-less future Frost and Mason saw in the hollow ships has nearly come to pass.

And in order to prevent it, each man will have to make a final choice: lose his lover or doom the world.

Find out how it began in Agamemnon Frost and the House of Death.


Fedni, an empath who can taste emotion, was once a highly desirable courtesan. But the conquering New Earth Federation has abolished her temple, forcing her into early retirement and making her struggle to find her place in a transformed world.

Lonely and bored, she visits her ruggedly handsome new neighbor, an off-worlder doctor named Rasmus whose strange ways and delicious body arouse more than her curiosity. Hot, hard lust flares between them, and a series of steamy encounters reveals to Fedni a generous lover.

But incredible sex can't keep their cultural differences at bay. Rasmus is disgusted by the temple system, and Fedni leaps to defend her way of life and to show him the beauty of her traditions. As their heated arguments make them each question their long-held beliefs, Fedni must reconcile her newfound knowledge and her pride in her past, or risk losing the man who stokes her passion to new heights.


ON BLISS - KS Augustin
[Edited 10/413: I posted the wrong cover. This is the new one!]

Hoara Felin has fallen in love with a man who is forbidden to leave the planet. Plus, he’s not quite a man….

Junior Commander Hoara Felin of the Republic’s Space Fleet has crash-landed on a planet. Her ship is inoperable, her shipmates are dead. The only thing that can make a bad situation worse is finding she has crashed on the notorious prison-planet of Bliss–a place condemned criminals are sent…and never leave.

She finds an unexpected ally in Toh, a handsome and caring man who treats her injuries and hides her from those who would hold an officer of the Space Fleet for ransom. But, as Hoara is about to find out, Toh is keeping a terrifying secret of his own.


Backward Momentum is hosting a giveaway by Nina Croft. Check out the cover and blurb for the author's THE DESCARTES LEGACY and enter for a chance to win a $25 gift card.

Enjoy a free/99 cent sci-fi romance

Visit my Cheap/Free ebooks to Download page and help yourself to a bunch of free and 99 cent sci-fi romances. This list includes TALES FROM THE SFR BRIGADE, a free anthology of 8 short stories.

Plus, all proceeds from sales of my STEAMBOT RAMPAGE short (100% sweet heat level and only $0.99 cents) will go to the American Cancer Society (full details here).

I'm always looking to add new titles to this list, so if you know of any please leave a comment or email me at sfrgalaxy "at" gmail dot com.


Author Robert Appleton (SPARKS IN COSMIC DUST) gave me a heads up about OXV: THE MANUAL (2013; Sweden), a film written and directed by Darren Paul Fisher. It has a strong SFR vibe. Here's the blurb courtesy of IMDB:
OXV: THE MANUAL is being billed as the world's first Scientific-Philosophical romance. Boy meets girl in a not-quite-here, not-quite-now world where one simple discovery has forever changed all human interaction. The film could perhaps best be described as a combination of 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind', '(500) Days of Summer' and 'Primer'.
Here's "What is the Manual?" a non-spoiler video about the film:

From what I've gathered so far, it seems like a very cerebral type of SFR. Fingers crossed it lands a wide distribution. I couldn't find a trailer, but if you're not as spoiler-averse as I, then you can watch a short clip from the film here.

For more information, visit the film's Facebook page.

Is this new film a time travel sci-fi romance, or a time travel film with romantic elements?

DIMENSIONS: A LINE, A LOOP, A TANGLE OF THREADS is a new British film that will debut in the U.S. on VoD on October 18. Here's the blurb:

Stephen is a brilliant young scientist who lives in England, in what appears to be the 1930s - but nothing in Stephen's life is quite as it seems. A tragic event leads Stephen to become obsessed with finding a way to revisit his past. Love, jealously, desire and greed surround him, clouding his judgement and sending him spiralling towards madness.

DIMENSIONS was written, directed, and produced by the team of Sloane U'Ren and Antony Neely. Additionally, the film has quite the pedigree (information courtesy of the official site):
Dimensions: A Line, A Loop, A Tangle of Threads stars Henry Lloyd-Hughes (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, The Inbetweeners, Anna Karenina), Camilla Rutherford (Gosford Park, Rome) and Patrick Godfrey (Les Misérables, Remains of the Day, The Duchess, A Room with a View).

The film has been honoured with multiple awards from around the world, including:

The Gort Award for Best Film 2012 at the Boston Science Fiction Film Festival
Best Film 2012 at the London Independent Film Festival
Best Film 2012 at the Long Island International Film Expo
Best Film 2012 at the Semana Internacional de Cine Fantastico
Best Film 2012 at the Crystal Palace International Film Festival
DIMENSIONS features a romantic love triangle, but there's a mystery afoot regarding whether the romance ends on an upbeat note or in tragedy. Do you think the trailer offers any clues?

For more information including details about forthcoming screenings, visit the DIMENSIONS blog.

A Wonder Woman short film embraces the possibilities

This fun short by Rainfall Films demonstrates that it really wouldn't be very difficult to make a compelling Wonder Woman movie (Via SF Signal):

C'mon, Hollywood. See how it's done?

Now I turn the mike over to you. Got any science fiction romance news and/or links to share?

Joyfully yours,