10/14/11

A Galaxy Far Far Away

There are intriguing things happening in the world of Science Fiction these days. According to some statistics Sci-Fi is cutting a deep embedded edge through mainstream. Not only with books but with movies, TV shows and games as well. 

So is the techie genre of Science Fiction Romance the next big thing to make that cut? Like the writers of magic, vampires and werewolves took the world by storm, are the authors of SFR the next ones to take that giant mainstream flight? 


In an article which appears at The Galaxy Express 

SFR author and reviewer, Heather Massey poses this question: 
If SF Is Mainstream, Where is Sci-Fi Romance? 

It is certainly well worth pondering for those readers who love their romance with a generous HEA. But also for those who love their techie Sci-Fi as well. 
There are many authors of SFR who are bridging the gap with their Sci-Fi romances readers are loving it. 

But is it mainstream yet? The next big leap? Well that remains to be seen.
Head on over to The Galaxy Express and check out Heather's article. Let her know what you think. And let me know too! 

Kaye

10 comments:

Laurie A. Green said...

Great article.

I really believe the audience is out there and a good chunk of mainstream-reading America would love SFR if they knew about it.

The problem is how do we effectively reach all those millions of potential readers?

Kaye Manro said...

I believe that too, Laurie. I think we all need to just keep on showing who we are what we write!

Lisa Lane said...

SFR authors are trailblazers. There is already a pretty decent demand for paranormal romances, and it only stands to reason that eventually--as shape shifters replaced vampires in the PNR spotlight--so too will SFR find its audience.

Great observations, Kaye!

Kaye Manro said...

I agree with you Lisa. I think we are poised and ready to fly!

Kat said...

Hey I happen to love sci fi romance whether it ever becomes the next big thing or not.:-)

Kaye Manro said...

Thanks Kat! Of course I do too no matter what happens.

Debs Carr said...

I'm sure there's an audience out there and the word is definitely being spread around.

Kaye Manro said...

Hi Debs! Thanks for adding your input. I always appreciate your ideas.

Heather Massey said...

Late to the party here, but thanks for the shout out!

I've been thinking lately that one significant audience for SFR is geek girls. They hail from a wide variety of backgrounds and reading experiences, but share a common love of all things geeky.

If publishers/marketing departments have a clear idea of who the target audience is for SFR, it makes it easier for them to connect readers with books.

Of course, not every SFR fan is a geek girl. But many are, and they're not hard to find (e.g., conventions, geek girl sites, romance and SF forums).

Knowing is half the battle, eh?

Kaye Manro said...

I agree. I love that idea too. Geek girls do like SFR. Many are like us and enjoy a good sensual encounter as well! So Geek girls come on out!