Science Fiction Romance is a tough sell. I think I knew that before I started marketing, but now it's been reinforced. Agents seem focused on fantasy, fantasy, fantasy. Now, I love a good fantasy as much as the next person, but it would seem that, eventually, readers would tire of all those vampires, demons and werewolves and start craving something a little more...uh, technologically enhanced?
Think it's just me? No, I know that's not true.
The point of this post (and I do have one) is that occasionally, as I comb through websites hoping to glean tidbits on agent's interests and book sales, I stumble across a kindred soul--a fellow Sci Fi Rom writer or fan.
And occasionally, they find me first.
Such is the case with The Galaxy Express, a gorgeous blog that, like this one, promotes Sci Fi Rom (Science Fiction Romance, Romantic Science Fiction, Futuristic Romance and Speculative Romance). There are also tons of terrific links, including a list of SciFiRom authors by the decade where they came to prominence. I'm sure it took Heather a lot of time and effort to compile this comprehensive list, and it's a wonderful thing.
Check it out here: http://thegalaxyexpress.blogspot.com/
Another I found is the Science Fiction Romance Fan blog now listed under the My Favorite Martians links. I was delighted to see Spacefreighters already included in her link list. Yeah, we Sci Fi Rom lovers have to stick together. I think we need to network...or a network...or something along those lines. Maybe we should hire a lobbyist. Oh wait. That's politics. Nope, don't wanna go there.
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