Beam Me Up!: Creating a Stellar Science Fiction Romance (SFR) Novel – Summer 2021

Science fiction romance is a distinct genre with its own tropes and history. From alien warlords to humanoid cyborgs, the universe is quite literally the limit. In this workshop, we’ll go over a brief history of the genre from its fanfiction roots, navigate its evergreen tropes, and begin the process of plotting a novel-length introduction into your world. For all levels.

Zelda Knight writes sci-fi and fantasy romance. She’s also a cryptozoologist in training. She’s the publisher and editor-in-chief of AURELIA LEO, an independent, Nebula Award-nominated press based in Louisville, Kentucky. Zelda co-edited Dominion: An Anthology of Speculative Fiction from Africa and the African Diaspora (AURELIA LEO, 2020), which has received critical acclaim. She’s currently co-editing the upcoming Publishing anthology African Risen with Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki & Sheree Renée Thomas.

Start Date
Saturday, August 14th
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Zelda Knight


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