Monday, November 18, 2013

Musing Monday November 18, 2013

MusingMondays5Musing Mondays is sponsored by Should Be Reading and asks you to muse about one of the following each week…
• Describe one of your reading habits.
 • Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
 • What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it! 
 • Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!

Today I am rambling about a new online publication.  I am a big fan of Science Fiction Romance but it is often overlooked.  Romance is a big seller.  Science Fiction has its own fan base.  Unfortunately when you put the two together the larger publishers don't think it will sell and often will not publish.  With the arrival of online publishing there are more and more books available but there are not that many places to find out about new arrivals.  So some of the people who love, read, and write SFR have published the first issue of Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly.  This is a free publication and can be downloaded in various forms  Follow this link to see the first issue:

Straight from the FAQ page of the quarterly here are some thing you might want to know:

What is the Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly?
The Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly is an online magazine devoted to science fiction romance. Each issue includes news, reviews, opinion columns, and an original, exclusive short story–all for free!
Discover the latest book releases and get the inside scoop on which stories are right for you. Think of it as a one-stop trip for all your sci-fi romance needs.
What is science fiction romance?
In a nutshell, it’s a romance that takes place in a technological setting and has an upbeat ending. Some stories have more science fictional elements and some have less, but generally the stories focus on the intersection of technology and romance. Read the Editorial from Issue 1 to get an idea of what it means to Editor, Kaz Augustin.


Unknown said...

Ooh, sci-fi and romance is a great mix :)

Gigi Ann said...

I'm really not a sci-fi fan, however, I'm glad there is a place where sci-fi fans can find reading material.

Anonymous said...

Sci Fi and Romance what is not to love. Really? :) Thanks for stopping by my blog.