Tuesday, September 16, 2008

What We Need is a Motto!

I've been doing much thinking of late about our favorite little sub(sub)-genre, Science Fiction Romance. Now if someone were to put together an ad campaign to promote SciFiRom, what would they do?

1. Come up with a readily identifiable logo? Tall order to find just one that unifies the big wide world of SciFiRom.

2. Come up with a motto. This seems doable. For our purposes, more of a log line or tag line might work. "To boldly go where no man has gone before." "May the Force be with you." "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." "Get a job. Get paid. Keep flying." (You'll recognize most of these from my Great Quotes in Sci-Fi last week. :)

So I wanted to come up with a motto to post under the header of my blog. A Science Fiction Romance motto. I gave it some thought. I wanted something short and catchy that embodied Science Fiction Romance, but didn't limit it to space vessels, other planets or futuristic elements. So it had to have universal meaning, a broader meaning than just the words at face value. Maybe a common phrase with a twist.

Aha! *lightbulb* I think I have one.

Science Fiction Romance. The sky is not the limit.

(OK, other than it's the title of Neil deGrasse Tyson's book, but titles aren't copyrighted.)

Have another suggestion? OK, I'm all ears. Give me your ideas. Let's brainstorm.


  1. Science Fiction Romance: Watch in awe as Laurie valiantly defeats the Black Widow!


    Anyhoo, your motto sounds great! I love that it connotes how much there is to be explored in the genre.

    well I wasn't even thinking about doing this, but this came to me suddenly, inspired by your awesome creativity: Science Fiction Romance: The sky is only the beginning.

    eh, well maybe not. It's late and I should be going to bed.

    btw I am *adoring* THE OUTBACK STARS. Can't wait to discuss it with you.


  2. Ohhh, I like that Heather. If I do my rotating mottos theme, do you mind if I use that?

    Glad you're loving THE OUTBACK STARS. I developed a serious crush on Terry. OK, more like an obsession. Had to buy the next book in the series JUST so I could gaze at the cover. Well, actually I bought it to read, but the cover was a nice bonus. :)

  3. Go for it!

    And Terry is definitely the thinking girl's kind of hero.

  4. Okay, I need to go track down the rest of that book!

    motto: I can't think of anything that isn't cheesy.

    Save the universe. Get the girl.

    There's is more that lies at the hearts of stars than men may know.

    Love and a blaster, what more could a girl ask for?

  5. LOL Just me. I like yours, too. I need to do a rotating motto. Maybe I'll try that next week.


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