Questions About Science Fiction Romance, and a Little Poll
As many of you know, I like science fiction. I like to write it and read it. Some of my science fiction books are:
My Vacation in Rio: Romantek
Sonata’s Moon, Book One: Surface
Sonata’s Moon, Book Two: Sanctuary.
If science-fiction romance did better in the market, I would be tempted to go hard-over into writing it and only it, but I also like detective fiction, especially the hard-boiled private eye, noir books of the 50s and 60s. Raymond Chandler and Mickey Spillane are two of my favorite authors of all time.
Recently, I was given the opportunity to write an article for one of the biggest Science Fiction Romance blogs around, and I took it. My article will be on the difference between science fiction and futuristic fiction. I asked myself, is the difference only semantics? Is it the difference between a story set fifty years in the future versus three hundred years? Are there specific science fiction elements that do not happen in futuristic fiction or vice versa?
That leads me to this little poll, to get your opinion on what you prefer to read, or to find out if you think they’re the same thing. Please answer the simple question, and if you want to leave more info or have a question in turn, feel free to leave a comment and I’ll respond. Your answers in the “other” category will be added to the poll, so other respondents can vote on them as well. This poll will close with the next post that goes live, Thursday morning just before six o’clock.
Thanks, and have fun thinking about one of the finer points of fiction.