Via Spacefreighters Lounge, Greta van der Rol put out a call for diverse science fiction romances in Diversity pops up its head – again:
But I'm not the only one who has written racially diverse SFR stories. Science fiction is such a wonderful genre for "diverse" stories. I particularly enjoyed Elizabeth Moon's books Rules of Engagement and Once a Hero, from the Serrano series. She paints a picture of worlds colonised by splinter groups. In our SFR niche, SJ Pajonas writes SFR with a decidedly Japanese flavour. PJ Dean writes racially diverse books. Please feel free to suggest others in the comments. I know SFR is much more diverse than it is given credit for.
Currently reading: Diane Burton's THE PROTECTOR, which has a heroine with brown skin (think: Asian)One of my favorite reads this year is Lise MacTague's DEPTHS OF BLUE, which features lesbian heroines.K.S. Augustin's SFR books *routinely* feature diverse characters.Misa Buckley's TIN CAT, which features a heroine wheelchair user, is on my TBR list!I've been blogging about diversity in SFR for the past 7 years! The books definitely exist – it's just a matter of knowing where to find them. Here are some TGE posts folks can explore to find diverse SFR titles:We Need Diverse Books in Science Fiction Romancehttp://www.thegalaxyexpress.net/2014/05/we-need-diverse-books-in-science.htmlRevisiting People of Color in Sci-Fi Romancehttp://www.thegalaxyexpress.net/2013/11/revisiting-people-of-color-in-sci-fi.htmlOn the White Default in Sci-Fi Romancehttp://www.thegalaxyexpress.net/2015/02/on-white-default-in-sci-fi-romance.htmlSci-Fi Romance and the White Default, Take Twohttp://www.thegalaxyexpress.net/2015/06/sci-fi-romance-white-default-take-two.htmlWhat Can SFR Offer To Readers With Disabilities?http://www.thegalaxyexpress.net/2014/06/what-can-sfr-offer-to-readers-with.htmlA Place To Start: Casual Diversityhttp://www.thegalaxyexpress.net/2015/04/a-place-to-start-casual-diversity.htmlSci-Fi Romances With People of Color?http://www.thegalaxyexpress.net/2011/11/sci-fi-romances-with-people-of-color.htmlIn Search of…Handicapped Heroineshttp://www.thegalaxyexpress.net/2010/01/in-search-ofhandicapped-heroines.htmlI've also covered a variety of individual SFR books in various posts, so feel free to contact me for recs: sfrgalaxy "at" gmail.com