Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Galaxy Express Kicks It Up With Erotic SFR

What's happening today?

The Galaxy Express is discussing worldbuilding in SFR especially as it relates to erotic SFR. The post features examples from my erotic SFR, FORBIDDEN LOVE!  It's up now.

Heather Massey, SFRB member and the extraordinary keeper of The Galaxy Expess has fascinating concepts. She and I have had a few interesting conversations about worldbuilding and with her permission, I've shared some of our email talks in the comment section of the TGE post:

In this case, it means do erotic SFR authors need to be more informed and research Science Fiction and know their stuff when it comes to writing SFR. Also, does writing good erotic SFR allow an author to explore more layers of the plot and character releationships. Visual and detailed, not necessarily graphic. To pique your interest, here is some of what I shared in the comments from a private conversation with Heather Massey in an email:

Kaye: I emphasize woldbuilding so much when I write SFR or talk about it. I'm such a Sci-Fi girl from the get-go, so it was just natural for me to write in this genre.

Heather: I can be happy with a good-faith effort. It's the stories that seem as though the author just phoned it in that concern me. Like you said, why bother writing SFR at all if your heart's not in it?

Kaye: I have author friends (a few are erotic authors) who have mentioned they would like to write SFR. I say, well, do you love the genre? Do you immerse yourself in the books constantly and search for new releases, can you not wait for the next SF movie or TV show to air, do you love finding and researching scientific theories, and is your mind always creating 'strange new worlds'? Do you know the terminology? ETC.

Heather: Exactly. They don't have to be hardcore, just a fan on a regular basis. Because readers will know...

Fantastic topic! Stop by for a visit, read the post/comments and leave a comment of your own at

Kaye Manro 
Cross-posted from Kaye's Blog


  1. Great topic. World-building is so essential to great SFR, IMHO.

  2. Thanks for the linkage, Kaye!

    I think it's safe to say that if an author clearly enjoys SFR/erotic SFR, then as a reader I am going to pick up on that, and my reading experience will be enhanced as a result.

  3. Thanks Laurie! I so feel that way, as you well know.

    Heather, I agree with you completely. As a reader I am the same way. As an author it is my job to 'make it so'!

  4. Thanks for the heads up, Kaye! Checking it out now...

  5. Hi Kaye! I left a comment at TGE! Nice post. I'm one of those who loved your book and happen to agree with Heather. You do have the world building down well. I can't wait to read the next episode in the Forbidden series!


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