I'm over at Fantasy Cafe today to take part in the always awesome Women in SFF month! As you might surmise from the title, I'm taking on the subject of romance in Science Fiction and the Devi books in particular. Here's a sample...
"There’s a deeply rooted belief in our culture that falling in love and admitting it makes a person weak. I can understand the logic. Loving makes us deeply vulnerable, and even the euphemisms for it—softer feelings, going mushy, melting for someone—are all in the language of surrender. That’s scary stuff for a character like Devi who is so invested in being strong and invulnerable, and I understand how a reader could view my decision as an author to have Devi succumb to these softer emotions as a betrayal. It doesn’t help that falling in love is also seen as a stereotypically female weakness, making it a double punch to my strong leading lady. So yeah, I get it. I also think it’s wrong."Fun huh? Go on over and read the whole post! To celebrate, Orbit Books is also giving away a full set of the Paradox trilogy, so head on over for your chance to win, and I really hope you enjoy the post!