Friday, 21 June 2013

The SFR Brigade 2nd Midsummer Blog Hop - Out of this World!



Hi, and welcome to my SFR Brigade 2nd Midsummer Blog Hop post! :)

One of my favourite things about writing SFR is the opportunity to build futuristic, fictional worlds where space travel is a common thing, AI exist in different forms, complicated relationships are everywhere, and there's always some sort of trouble brewing.
 
How cool would it be to jump into your space ship and travel across the galaxy to visit a foreign planet, moon, or space station? I reckon it would be awesome, and very dangerous. That's why I had such a blast with the worldbuilding for my RECAST series. There are a bunch of different races and ways of life--some hidden, some everyone knows about--that will all (somehow) collide as the series moves along.

When it comes to Sci-Fi, although I love the endless possibilities of technology and space travel, if the character interaction is missing, the story falls flat. I love to focus on relationships and friendships, and they don't always have to be human.
 
I introduced the reader to this Sci-Fi world via a hardened space cowboy wrangler who crash lands on a sun-scorched planet called Harrow. He's got one weakness--the woman who walked out on him without an explanation. After Colt and Brynn took the stage, their story unfolded in a way that's led into other stories with different characters. But every single one of them is connected...

What about you? Are you only in it for the tech, or do you also like the human angle in Sci-Fi?

RECAST SERIES
 
First there was a space cowboy in Wither.
Then, a shapeshiter in Clash.
Now, there's an arena warrior with a bloodlust problem in
Shiver...
 
RECAST, Book 3: SHIVER will be available from Samhain Publishing in 2014.
 

MY CONTEST:

I have another SFR book:

 
And I'll be giving away five eBook copies of PROMISE
 
All you have to do is leave a comment here with your answer to the question I asked in my above post.
Don't forget to check back here on June 26th to find out if you won and how to claim your prize!


ENTER TO WIN BLOG HOP GRAND PRIZE:

1st Prize - $150 Amazon or B&N gift card (winner's choice) and an
ebook bundle (Ghost in the Machine, Bayne, Recast Book
1:Wither, Recast Book 2:Clash, Alien Adoration, Switched, Reckless
Rescue, Wreck of the Nebula Dream, Keir, Terms & Conditions Apply, The
Key, Marya, The Iron Admiral, Sasha’s Calling, Trouble at the Hotel
Baba Ghanoush, Winter in Paradise, Once Upon a Time in Space, the
Telomere trilogy, Winter Fusion, Blue Nebula, Demential, Wytchfire,
Maven, Fires of Justice, Interface, Girl under Glass, and Breakout.
Bonus books – Ghost Planet, The Iron Admiral: Conspiracy and
Deception, Games of Command, The Plan, Starburst, and Stark Pleasure.)

2nd Prize - $50 Amazon or B&N gift card (winner's choice)

3rd Prizes - four $25 Amazon or B&N gift cards (given to separate
winners and their choice)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

17 comments:

MistyRios said...

I enjoy the human angle :)
farmaki(at)live(dot)com

Tawania said...

I like the human angle in Sci-Fi!
Thanks for the great giveaway!
tl.etheridge31(at)gmail(dot)com

Pippa Jay said...

Hmm, tough questions - I write scifi because I love a bit a tech, but it really is more the characters that I connect with. So the human angle I guess.

JC Jones said...

I like the human angle more than the tech. Tech is needed to support the story but for me the story is about humans.

jonesjnd(at)yahoo(dot)com

Carol said...

Without the human angle, I might as well read a science journal - at least I'll learn something. When I read SF, I want to see the interaction of people with the tech.
a dot charol at yahoo dot ca

Eva Millien said...

I love the human element especially with space cowboys, shapeshifters, and aliens. Thanks for the giveaway. I am looking forward to reading your book. evamillien at gmail dot com.

Rachel said...

I enjoy both, but the human angle is probably the more important one (if I had to pick just one). For me, sometimes there can be too much tech and not enough of the human element.

Book Attict said...

The tech is "supporting actor" to the human element of the story.


Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
elizabeth @ bookattict . com

Veronica Scott said...

I go for the human angle every time!

Ryan Snyder said...

I like the human to be the main one. But Tech HAS to be a major part of the story as well if I am reading that genre of book. (: There is a formula in my head. lol. I have no idea what it is. (: Thanks for participating!

Kathleen McGowan said...

I really think they are equal. The human element is very important to the story but I need the tech too or I would read some other romance genre.

Imogene Nix said...

A bit of both. Without the human angle how can there be romance? But without the tech/science angle it wouldn't be scifi!

imogene @ imogenenix.com

Jean MP said...

I enjoy the human angle.
Thanks for the giveaway.
skpetal at hotmail dot com

Diane Dooley said...

I like the the human angle interacting with the tech angle. I want both!

Anna Hackett said...

Tech is fun but the human angle *has* to be there...especially in sci-fi romance! I love the name Harrow for your world, very cool.

bn100 said...

like both

bn100candg at hotmail dot com

Shadow said...

Hi! I like both, a bit of a mix, depending on my mood! Awesome post! Your book sounds awesome!! Loving this hop! So many awesome authors! :) Thank you! Have a great day!
shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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