Come on, raise your hand. Everyone else is, so admit it. Our society is driven by sex. Sex shapes who we are, what relationships we enter, the very nature of the world around us.
Sex is a basic human need, secondary only to food and water. A biological need. And biology is science.
Romance is just a flowery way to talk about the biological desire to procreate.
I write science fiction, which is a flowery way to talk about science. As a science fiction writer, I don’t consider myself a cross-genre writer. I write sci-fi, and romance is an important part of building people, relationships and worlds. Most of us came into this world because of romance. Many of us will spend our lives seeking it or nurturing it. Romance is something that binds us together as people.
And binds readers to our characters.
Here’s to all the books out there that include romantic love, whether they think they are Romances or not.
© Tam Linsey, 2011. All rights reserved.