Speculative Fiction Romance WeWriWa 8# Sunday 2/12/17

What do you mean Speculative Fiction Romance?
and why aren’t you just using Science Fiction or Futuristic?

Because Speculative Fiction takes in a whole lot more. It encompasses Paranormal, Time Travel, Steampunk… on and on.  And all of these genres are wrapped in a beautiful shell called Speculative Fiction. One day I hope that the RWA recognizes it as a category and we can stop arguing over what ScifiRom is as opposed to Paranormal Rom as opposed to… It all comes under the umbrella of Speculative Fiction + Romance aka SFR (I’m retaking the acronym!).

Space Opera and Bodice Ripping Ninjas with transmogrifying lizard men is speculative fiction. Shifters in spaaaace – speculative. Anyway, there aren’t any shifters in Freedom Bound. Here’s where I am in this rewrite. We are still in

FREEDOM BOUND: Episode 2 –Unhinged

When last we left Corrie Scott, late of Frobisher Corp and now a … well, she doesn’t rightly know. In the moments leading up to this scene, Corrie’s just been delivered some interesting news and turned to the only attorney she knows… Corrie is talking via interplanetary messaging to her best friend and co-pilot, Jody Benson, also not dead.  (see last week’s snippet for why that means something).

“Okay, so you’ve been contacted by an attorney’s office in the CCC.” Jody used the acronym for their new corporate suzerain, the Cordoba Constellar Conglomerate.

“Hmmm,” Corrie mumbled, still wincing and holding her head.

“Take a headache stim, drink a lot of water, you party animal.”

“Shut it, Jody.”

“Right, get over there and don’t sign anything. But you have been sheltered behind the Frobisher wall. Someone could have been trying to get in touch with you. A relative? Didn’t you say you were from Tiva Oa and never knew it?

“Hm…” Corrie said.

INTRUGUED? Pick up FREEDOM BOUND: Prologue for FREE (and maybe post a nice few word review in exchange?)

FREEDOM BOUND Description

Bodice Ripping Ninjas in Space!

Firefly meets Buck Rogers and a bit of boudoir. Corrie Scott isn’t a fainting female in need of rescue. Follow the series on convoluted romps through space with smart, super sexy females and their companions. Happily for now, guaranteed.

Welcome to the Solar Flame universe where corporate suzerains control our heroine’s lives. How do they win sovereignty over their own lives and their loves?

In Freedom Bound, Corrie Scott, late of Frobisher Corporation finds herself unleashed in enemy territory alone for the first time in her life. But she is plagued by the threat of corporate slavery and the devilishly handsome Mat Parker. Together they must battle through ridiculous red tape, space pirates, and backstabbing double crosses. Can they trust each other enough to win this dangerous game?

And so… Now you know a little more. Albatross and the current novelettes in the serial can be found on the Amazon series page for Freedom Bound. More of the series will be populating the other vendors this month.

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And so… Now you know a little more. Albatross and the current novelettes in the serial can be found on the Amazon series page for Freedom Bound. 

21 thoughts on “Speculative Fiction Romance WeWriWa 8# Sunday 2/12/17

  1. I totally embrace the use of Speculative Fiction. It is the best category for my Post-apocalyptic renaissance. It isn’t sci-fi really, it isn’t fantasy, and it definitely isn’t futuristic (as it more closely resembles something historical. That said, I personally would lean more to sci fi based only on this short excerpt, but have no doubt speculative fiction would fit.

    • Thanks for that. I just learned that Broad Universe is also using Spec Fic romance as an overarching cover for my brand of romance.

  2. Intrigued, indeed. 🙂 You do have a good voice for the genre.

    Specfic, SFR, scifi with romantic elements, space opera, paranormal romance…etc…etc… It’s all pretty muddy. 🙂 I’m still trying to figure out where mine fits in. I am in complete agreement with you about recognizing specfic as a large umbrella for so many sub-genres.

  3. How could she not know where she’s from? Intriguing. And regarding speculative fiction romance, I had to chuckle. This reminds me of the endless discussions of ‘what is science fiction’?

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