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Dialogue and Life #SFRQ

Posted: 28 September, 2016 at 5:25 pm   /   Editorial by KS Augustin

In my last Editorial, I pointed out that I felt that our genre was “slipping”. That, even though the number of authors writing SFR has exploded, the amount of dialogue taking place around SFR itself has actually decreased. I wrote about “drive-by postings” and took a provocative stance because I was expecting someone to comment. […]

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Five Fun SFR Discoveries

Posted: 28 September, 2016 at 3:59 pm   /   The Cosmic Lounge with Heather Massey

Part of my ongoing journey as a sci-fi romance fan involves seeking out stories in a variety of mediums. Over the past several months, I discovered some items with SFR appeal and decided it was the perfect time for a roundup. Let’s begin! Love Machines is a comic series by Josh Trujillo and various artists. […]

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The Price of the Stars (Debra Doyle & James D Macdonald)

Posted: 28 September, 2016 at 3:52 pm   /   SF Mistressworks

Stop me if you’ve heard this before… A young woman, the political leader of a culturally- and economically-important planet in a federation, persuades a legendary freebooter, who has the fastest merchant ship in the galaxy, to join the fight against an implacable enemy whose leaders possess near-magical powers. The freebooter proves to be an effective […]

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A Farewell to Typecasting: Empowered Women in Sci-Fi Romance

Posted: 28 September, 2016 at 3:48 pm   /   Opinion pieces

Thank you, Heather, for inviting me to contribute a column to Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly. When Heather first reached out to me, we chatted about my unusual choice of a woman professional athlete as the female lead of my 5/16 release The Champion of Barésh. The convo shifted to strong females in SFR/RSF (Science Fiction Romance/Romantic […]

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PJ Dean

Posted: 28 September, 2016 at 3:36 pm   /   Interviews

[Take it away, Heather…] I’m hooked on author P.J. Dean’s The Felig Chronicles (eXstasy Books) for a number of reasons *takes deep breath*: it’s a sci-fi romance series featuring an alien invasion, action-adventure, an interracial romance, a kick-ass POC heroine, a hero with a secret, a cool mom, and an ensemble cast of larger-than-life characters. […]

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Flying Sparks (MH Questus)

Posted: 28 September, 2016 at 3:24 pm   /   Fiction

Father taught me many things: how to fly, how to calculate velocities of approaching projectiles and which thrusters to fire in which sequence to maximize thrust and maneuverability without crushing all of my crew into paste. He taught me at what distances energy beams will slice through the alien warships and at what distance to […]

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Trapped on Talonque (Veronica Scott)

Posted: 28 September, 2016 at 3:16 pm   /   Sneak Peek

Release Date: August 21, 2016 Publisher: Veronica Scott Format: Ebook Links: Amazon – Facebook – Author’s website Chapter One At least you’re not dead. You can handle a headache, even one that feels like your brain is slowly beating itself to a pulp inside your skull. A guard interrupted Nate’s stern internal lecture, poking him […]

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Dazon Agenda (Juno Wells & Aurelia Skye)

Posted: 28 September, 2016 at 3:11 pm   /   Sneak Peek

Release date: July 9, 2016 Publisher: Amourisa Press Formats: Kindle ebook & paperback Price: $3.99 Links: Aurelia’s website – Juno’s website – Mailing list Chapter One Jessminda42b9 was missing. Jada had tried to be patient, but she was no longer clinging to the hope that her friend was busy doing something else. Like the other […]

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Clue and the Shrine of the Widowed Bride (Wendie Nordgren)

Posted: 28 September, 2016 at 3:08 pm   /   Sneak Peek

Release Date: August 2, 2016 Publisher: Wendie Nordgren Format: Ebook Links: Amazon – Author’s website – Series on Facebook Chapter One Yellow light filled the small cabin and then disappeared to be replaced with a soft red light that quickly vanished leaving the compartment in darkness until the next holoboard’s big display came into view. […]

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The rhythm of life, publishing and our champions #SFRQ

Posted: 2 July, 2016 at 6:45 pm   /   Editorial by KS Augustin

There are several books on Jeff Bezos and, if you haunt LinkedIn like I do/did, you’ll see that Bezos is hailed as some kind of marketing genius and super-CEO. I remember when Amazon first started. Hubby and I were working in Silicon Valley and I thought what a strange name it was for (at that […]

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Why is #SFR Something to Talk About?

Posted: 2 July, 2016 at 5:31 pm   /   The Cosmic Lounge with Heather Massey

One day, over a typical family breakfast of cereal and coffee, I happened to mention an item related to my involvement in the Scarlet and Herb Overkill (Minions) fandom. In response, my genuinely curious husband asked, “Is there still anything to talk about?” Cue the sound of tires screeching to a halt. I knew where […]

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