Why I Write Science Fiction Romance by Jessica E. Subject
Science Fiction Romance brings together two generally opposite genres, one based on facts, even in speculation, and the other based purely on feelings, attraction.
I admit that growing up, I didn’t read a lot of science fiction. It always seemed to lack something for me. I did read a lot of romance though, from Babysitter’s Club, to Sweet Valley High, to the ever popular author, Nora Roberts.
As for movies and television, the science fiction I watched always had that added element of romance, no matter how small. In Space: Above and Beyond, Lt. Nathan West was separated from his girlfriend, and even as he fought aliens and AIs with his squadron, he never gave up searching for her. Independence Day is about more than an alien invasion; it involves young love, lost love, forbidden love, and reunited love.
This added element of romance always adds more to the story, makes it more realistic, and gives hope for the future.
I have always looked to the stars, dreaming of when we will finally make contact with other life out there, and wondering what the future will be like. Science Fiction Romance provides me with hope for the future, rather than dread. I see that same hope in many of the SFR stories that I read. Because everyone in the universe deserves a happily ever after…
Now, tell me, what Science Fiction shows, movies, and books can you think of that add the extra element of romance? There are so many of them out there now. 🙂
Danyka’s unusual height and radiant red hair earn her the cold shoulder from any guy she approaches, unless he wants to experiment with a giant. So when her boss sets up on a one night stand, she hopes for a prince but expects the usual toad.
As a captivating stranger whisks her away from the ball and introduces her to his equally gorgeous brother, she fears her fantasies have become a nightmare. Has she finally given into impulse only to become a lab rat in an unknown world?
That’s it, I’m leaving. She didn’t need to stick around and be reminded of another night she’d been stood up by a blind date and passed over by every other available male.
After slipping her shoes on and grabbing her clutch, she headed for the door.
“Leaving so soon?”
She shivered at the sound of the deep, sexy voice. Spinning around, she gazed up at an enormous, captivating man. Very rarely did she meet a guy so much taller than herself. His black velvet justacorps fit tight across his broad shoulders, but not too snug. And the silk shirt lining his wide chest matched the color of her dress. Almost as if they were made for each other. I can only hope.
Flowing down his back, his long, thick, dark mane appeared to have feathers throughout. In the dim lighting, his hair, and even his skin had a faint blue glow. She couldn’t help but be enthralled by his presence; was sure she stood in front of him with her mouth hanging open.
“I…I’m going home.”
“When the night is still so young?” He brushed his hand down her bare arm. “What could be more fun at home? Perhaps you might even enjoy some company?”
How she’d love to spend the night in this man’s company, the toys in her nightstand long forgotten. But this had to be some kind of joke. She looked around for cameras, anxious faces. No one as hot as this man could want to spend a night with her. “It’s been a long day. I was stood up by my date, and my friends no longer need me to stick around.”
Great! She’d just told the guy she was alone. Might as well have put a target on my back.
He rested his hand on her hip, sending intense sexual energy zinging straight to her core. “You mean you wouldn’t want to enjoy an evening in my company? Because I’m your date.”
Jessica Subject started writing to encourage her daughter to read. Now she writes to keep herself grounded. Although she reads many genres, she enjoys writing Science Fiction Romance the most and believes everyone in the universe deserves a happily ever after. She lives Southwestern Ontario, Canada with her husband and two kids and loves to hear from anyone who has enjoyed her stories.
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