Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Science Fiction Romance Authors to Look for...

Recently I was asked by a friend to recommend some authors who are writing Science Fiction Romance. This post is in response to her request. I hope that you will find some ‘new to you’ authors whose writing is exactly what you’ve been looking for. :-)

The Grand Dames of the Science Fiction genre are Bradley, Butler, Le Guin, Sheldon, Cherryh, Norton, and McCaffrey. However, there is a growing cross genre of Science Fiction Romance also written by women. Their work covers the full continuum from hard Sci-Fi to Space Opera, to Futuristic Romance.

You might like to investigate Lois McMaster Bujold, Linnea Sinclair, Jacqueline Lichtenberg, Susan Grant, Catherine Asaro, C.J. Barry, Colby Hodge, Jayne Ann Krentz, and Robin Owens, to name a few. Their resumes include everything from librarian, Private Investigator, physicist, to 747 pilot; and, you can find links to their websites in the ‘Author Links’ of my sidebar. There are many more, including the rest of us hopefuls; so, if you write Science Fiction Romance, with a reasonably HEA, and would like to have your name included in a ‘future authors to watch for’ post, drop me an e-mail.

I have a number of blogs linked from the ‘Great Blogs’ list in the sidebar. The latest news in the genre can always be found at The Galaxy Express. There is always interesting information to be had at Spacefreighter's Lounge, and Danger Gal. For some pretty heavy discussion on writing, philosophy, and science, Alien Romances is amazing. All are generously seasoned with humor and friendship.

Many Happy Discoveries,


Writing Science Fiction Romance
Real Love in a Real Future


Lisa said...

Thanks for the shout-out Frances! Readers can see my blog here.

Also, I've posted the first four chapters of my Science Fiction Romance novel THE KINSHIP on Authonomy. If you like it, please vote for it by clicking on "back the book."

Books that make it into the top five will be reviewed by Harper Collins editors and a select few will be offered publishing contracts. Three contracts have already been awarded.

Help me get published. :)

Frances said...

Lisa, You're welcome. Checking out THE KINSHIP in just a minute. Best of luck dear. Have you read my Prologue to THE HUSBAND over at the IGB&G? I'd appreciate your feedback if you have time. Thanks.

Heather said...

Super list, Frances! And I hope we can add "Lisa Paitz Spindler" to the list soon! THE KINSHIP has some rockin' opening chapters.

I also want to mention authors Sandra McDonald, Ann Aguirre, and Kristin Landon. I'm also looking forward to the forthcoming books by Jess Granger and Katherine Allred.

Funny how this list just seems to keep growing...and growing!

Frances said...

Hi Heather! Great to see you, and thanks for the new names to add to the list. It does my heart good each time I see success. :-D Thanks for your encouragement to all of us.