Science Fiction Romance

C+
The Last Warrior

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Reading The Last Warrior by Susan Grant was like revisiting my first introduction to fantasy and sci-fi books. While this book brought back feelings of nostalgia, it also lacked the more complex world building that I see in many of today’s science fiction and fantasy novels, resulting in an avera ...

C-
Blue Galaxy

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Fast-paced Blue Galaxy had me glued to the pages, and I finished this novella in record time. That is the good news. The bad news is that inconsistent characterization of the heroine was one of the reasons I was so fascinated with the story. I kept wondering who the heroine would metamorphose into ...

B-
Collision Course

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Two hundred pages. I have to say, I find that a rather odd length for fiction. It’s more than a novella, less than a novel, and in this case becomes rather like a ten-year-old trying to figure out what they want to be when they grow up and changing their mind every day. Despite many positive at ...

C
Jaq's Harp

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I like science fiction romances; I enjoy the settings, the possibilities and risks that come with world-changing inventions, the societies that evolve. As a result, I am always happy to come across a book or story in this genre written by a new-to-me author. I am also very fond of fairy-tale varatio ...

B+
Rebels and Lovers

In my eyes, nobody does a better job at writing a fine science fiction romance than Linnea Sinclair. Her heroes and heroines are marvellous, strong characters, the tech talk is fun without being overwhelming, and the world-building with all its political implications captures me each and every time. ...

C+
Abandon the Night

Many would have believed that rich playboy Quent Fielding never wanted for much - after all, what could a man who could do whatever he wanted and date whoever he wished crave in life? But Quent, an abused child, had always wanted for love. The real, no strings attached kind. And no ...

B
Embrace the Night Eternal

Right now is a great time for those who love post-apocalyptic sci-fi. I am reading three different series with that theme and just finished watching the last episode of Dollhouse, which had a post-apocalyptic thread running through its season closers. I was surprised - and delighted - to find that ...

B+
Skin Tight

It began with the X-Men and continues all the way through to Heroes. My obsession with humans with atypical abilities, that is. I don't mean psychics or people who speak to the dead (all though those can be intriguing) but mind readers, touch healers, time travelers - and they are especially int ...

B-
Beyond the Shadows

This is book two in a series, but you definitely don't have to read book one to enjoy the story. Good thing since I hadn't known it was a series book going in ;-) Yara is a member of the Elite, the ruling class of Azra, a matriarchal society reigned over by the Grand Sister. As next ...

C-
Star Raiders

In the dark days of science fiction television/movies before the 1977 release of Star Wars, there was camp. Shows like the old black and white Flash Gordons, Lost in Space, or the fodder that makes up the punch lines in Mystery Science Theater 3000. Yes , there was the brilliance of Star Trek bu ...