I read somewhere the other day that the first science fiction story is considered to be Lucian’s (a Syrian author of the 2nd century), True History. Apparently it’s filled with travels to space, aliens and interplanetary warfare! I am feeling super motivated to track it down and see what it’s all about! My son’s name is Lucian as well, so I’m even more motivated.
Speaking of sci-fi stories, last week I had the pleasure of stopping by Smart Girls Love Sci-fi and Paranormal Romance. We got discussing the paranormal – sci-fi romance spectrum. Some romances are firmly sci-fi and others firmly paranormal…but there are plenty that seem a little bit of both. If you’re interested, I even did up a super nerdy but very nifty diagram, so head over and check it out!
The main takeaway is that the romances that are a little bit of both sub-genres tend to borrow elements from both sides of the spectrum, for example, my latest release, SOUL STEALER is contemporary set (like most paranormals) but has a scientific explanation for my extraordinary beings (time thieves, mind raiders and soul stealers are the result of a genetic mutation and scientific meddling, which is more sci-fi than paranormal). SOUL STEALER definitely straddles the boundary between paranormal romance and sci-fi romance.
Anna Hackett loves action movies, sci-fi shows, short stories, writing her own romantic adventures, her wonderful husband and her little man. You can find her at all the usual places: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads