We are really happy to have Author Sara Brookes here again. This week her new book Midnight’s Ghost, book 1 in the Starr Runner Series was released and she is here today to talk a bit about women and Science Fiction. Please give her a warm welcome. And don’t forget to check out her giveaway at the end of the post.
Women don’t like science fiction.
Right off the bat, I have to say that sentence above is a lie. However, a vast majority of people will try to tell you otherwise. See, at some point in time, someone drew a conclusion that women don’t like science, math, astronomy, comic books, etc. Those things were considered innately “dorky” and something women wouldn’t be drawn to. I suppose their logic was women were the caretakers and therefore too prim and proper?
Now personally, I love everything society keeps telling me I’m not supposed to like. Be it comic books, science fiction movies, action/adventure movies, video games, etc. In fact, even though I haven’t done it in a while, I have pulled all-night gaming sessions because I got so caught up in the game. Wow, I’m all those things *and* a caretaker. Imagine that.
The argument women don’t – and can’t – enjoy these things is weak, at best. I have seen more than enough examples to put this absurd theory to bed. Those things I’m “not supposed to like because I’m a woman” extends to books as well. I know what I like to read and I make no apologies for it. Same as liking all those other things I’ve listed above. It seemed natural for my writing to follow what I like as well. I’ve always subscribed to the concept I write what I myself would curl up with to read. Since I spent a vast majority of my childhood being taught the night sky by my father, it seemed only natural for an intense interest in space as I grew up. In fact, whenever there was a school project to be had – it was a pretty sure bet I was going to do something involving space. So, again, it seemed only natural that I would take a stab at writing science fiction myself. And Midnight’s Ghost was born.
The pace of this book is nothing like my paranormals, but that is on purpose. It matches the story as it unfolds before you – fast, intense and at one point, heartbreaking. The hero is this book is probably the most broken man I’ve ever written (in fact, I know so because I’ve been working on the next book in this series and he’s *killing* me) and I hope readers find the same soft spot in their hearts for him as I have. This book is also different because the H/H know each other right from the beginning. They had a relationship in the past and events have brought them back together again. Add all of that to high-action, intense space battles on a ship that sometimes has a mind of its own and you’ve got yourself a space opera.
And proof – women do like science fiction.
Love sci-fi romance or want to give it a try? Here’s your chance – Book Lover’s Inc is going to be giving away a copy of Midnight’s Ghost to one lucky commenter. Just leave a comment here on this post and a winner will be drawn at random. Want to know all about what you’re entering for?
The timeline is excruciating.
Taran has three days to get her former lover – whom she’s barely speaking to – and the mysterious teenager she knows nothing about from one planet to another. Given the fact her ship, Eidolon, is the fastest in the star runner fleet, Taran knows she can make the run in the time Wallace has allotted. As the best – and only – female pilot, she’s got something to prove.
As if things weren’t complicated enough, Wallace, and the teenager he has in tow, are both escapees from the harshest prison facility in seven galaxies. Not only is Taran putting her career on the line, she’s got the Intergalactic Patrol hot on her heels. It isn’t long before unresolved feelings and tempers flare to life again and Taran is left second-guessing her decision of putting everything she stands for on the line.
Her determination may just cost her everything.
One man who feels no remorse for a crime he committed and one woman pilot determined to fulfill her promise equal one impossible mission.