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November 13 2015

Phases of the Moon: Wrapping Up Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles

Now that Winter is out, the end of the Lunar Chronicles Series has arrived. I’m both elated because resolution is in store, and a bit melancholy because, well, let’s face it, this innovative...
November 12 2015

The Laws of Attraction: 3 Romance Novels That Prove Science is Sexy

Garrison Keillor said “Beauty isn’t worth thinking about; what’s important is your mind. You don’t want a fifty-dollar haircut on a fifty-cent head.” I think he’s...
October 14 2015

Space Age: Older Heroines in Sci-Fi Romance

Older heroines in sci-fi romance are pretty scarce, but two 2015 releases made me realize how much I want more heroines in this category. Older heroines seem fresh and the life issues they face...
October 8 2015

HEAs for BBW in YA: A Dictionary of Romance Acronyms

Amazon is filled with acronyms—sometimes, it feels like reading a credit card application when you don’t understand the terms and there isn’t a glossary. I have this working...
September 25 2015

Did You Watch Too Much Sci-Fi as a Kid? and Other “Concerns”

Today we're thrilled to welcome M.L. Callahan to Heroes and Heartbreakers. M.L. writes time travel romances—her latest release, Alliance, came out September 23, 2015—and she's...
Mala Bhattacharjee
September 18 2015

First Look: Nnedi Okorafor’s Binti (September 22, 2015)

Nnedi Okorafor
Tor / September 22, 2015 / $9.99 print, $2.99 digital Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza...
July 21 2015

Ladies Night: Adventures in Lesbian Sci-Fi Romance

As an avid lover of sci-fi romance, with its endless possibilities for exploring love in a technology-based setting, many kinds of romances appeal to me. One of those is the lesbian kind. In fact,...
June 9 2015

Don’t Take My Romance Reader Card: A Paranormal Romance Reader Finally Reads Nalini Singh

Even the most voracious reader will eventually stumble into a conversation about books where they find themselves at a disadvantage because they haven’t read something. Something popular....
May 28 2015

Throwback Thursday: Did You Ever Read Tanith Lee?

Prolific author Tanith Lee, whose contributions to fiction (particularly science fiction and fantasy) included more than 90 novels and 300 short stories and spanned more than 40 years. Our sister...
March 5 2015

If You Like Science Fiction Romance: What to Read After Linnea Sinclair

Author Linnea Sinclair was one of the game changers in science fiction romance for two reasons. One, she infused her books with as much science as romance and achieved a balance many readers found satisfying....
March 4 2015

Ray Guns and Relationships: Finding the Balance in Science Fiction Romance

Today we're thrilled to welcome Christie Meierz to the site, whose latest release The Fall, came out on Monday. Christie writes science fiction romance, and love in a galaxy far, far away are no...
January 15 2015

An Intimate Sense of Wonder: Genetically Engineered Characters in Science Fiction Romance from Leigh, Dohner, and More!

The beauty of having scientifically enhanced characters in sci-fi romance is they bake a “sense of wonder” right into the romantic relationship. It's a clever way to streamline a story's...
January 11 2015

Aral and Cordelia Reveal Their Souls in Lois McMaster Bujold’s Cordelia’s Honor

Commander Cordelia Naismith of the Expeditionary Force of the cosmopolitan, highly enlightened planet Beta, has experienced a singularly eventful first command. She and her team—a scientific survey—have...
December 11 2014

Team H&H Ask Us (Almost) Anything: The Last Hour of Gann Recommendations

We're opening up a brand-new feature where we give you the opportunity to ask us (almost) anything. Can't think of “that one book”? Looking for recommendations? Want to hear...
December 10 2014

Scientific Theory: Science Fiction Plus Love = The Best Books

Today we're pleased to welcome author Shawntelle Madison to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Shawntelle's latest release, Under My Skin, is the first book in her new Immortality Strain series, one...
November 13 2014

Heroines Discovering Their Inner Alpha from Sarah MacLean and J.R. Ward

Today we're delighted to welcome author A.E. Jones to Heroes and Heartbreakers. A.E.'s Shifter Wars comes out next week, and has a strong heroine who has to stay strong in order to solve another...
August 19 2014

Top 5 Things I Learned from Doctor Who

I’ve been a Doctor Who fan since I was in my early teens, and was overjoyed when the series returned to television back in 2005, starring the divine Christopher Eccleston. These days, it’s...
July 3 2014

I Melt with You: Top 10 ’80s Romances

Ah, the '80s! A decade of big hair, Miami Vice, MTV, Duran Duran, shoulders padded out to there, and an explosion of over-the-top, lush, blooming romances that came to be known as bodice rippers. That...
November 15 2013

Friday Beefcake: Science is Sexy!

The monicure “sexy scientist” is one usually reserved for large-breasted women in lab coats in a sci-fi movie. But men can be just as sexy in (and out of) a lab coat, too! Last week we celebrated...
September 13 2013

Friday Space!

This week, Voyager 1 just became the first man-made object to leave our solar system and enter into inter-stellar space. Sounds pretty impressive, right? It is, especially when you factor in that it...
July 9 2013

Royalty in Space: Science Fiction Princes and Princesses

So y'all remember Science Fiction Saiyuki Starzinger, right? The anime show that aired in Japan from 1978-79? It featured a princess who joined forces with three cyborg warriors to restore balance...
May 29 2013

Summer Lovin’: Summer TV Premieres, May/June 2013, Part 1

Summertime is here again, and that can only mean one thing: TV! ABC kicked off the off-season early with the series premiere of comedy Family Toolson May 1 (nope), and then came Canadian procedural...
May 4 2013

Poll: May the Fourth be with You...What Star Wars Character is Your Ideal Hero?

Star Wars has defined a generation and it keeps doing it as new generations are introduced to Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and the evil Darth Vader. While Darth was pretty scarred underneath all that...
May 1 2013

I Always Shall Be Your Friend: The Kirk/Spock Ship is Back!

Any fan of Sci-Fi or just a fan of Star Trek knows about them. And we've all been shipping them even before Shipping was a thing. Kirk and Spock have stolen our hearts again and again, not...
April 29 2013

The Apocalypse Has Been Canceled: Pacific Rim Trailer!

“Today we are cancelling the Apocalypse!” Here's the brand-new trailer for Pacific Rim, directed by Guillermo del Toro and coming out July 12. Here's the official synopsis: When...
March 29 2013

Blink and You’ll Miss It: Anticipating Doctor Who’s Season 7 Second Half

Writer’s note: This is a speculation/anticipation post for the second half of Season 7 of BBC’s Doctor Who. It will contain ***spoilers for earlier episodes of Season 7*** and all previous...
March 21 2013

Cumberbunnies, Get Ready!: New Star Trek Trailer Features Villainous Benedict Cumberbatch

Star Trek: Into Darkness is the much-anticipated sequel to the 2009 reboot of the franchise. The movie will of course still feature the yummy Chris Pine, but also features Benedict Cumberbatch...
February 8 2013

Exploring the F-Word: The X-Files Fandom

So by now we have all heard about it—what used to be spoken about in whispers and only in the company of certain friends is now openly flaunted: Fandom. Fandom has become a thing of power. With...
January 18 2013

Fringe’s Series Finale: Only You

Reader Beware: This post contains SPOILERS for all aired episodes of Fringe, and includes speculation on tonight's series finale. I’m a geek. I’ve always loved sci-fi and fantasy...
January 3 2013

Playing with a Joystick: Bioware, Mass Effect, and the Romance of Video Games

I've been thinking about this article for a very long time. Whether or not my fan-boyish squeeing would fall upon ears that just don't understand. Then something wonderful happened. In my Bromance...