Why is it, I wonder, that so many sci-fi/futuristic romances are set in either high tech society, or in almost medieval-like societies. Is it that one is what we imagine it will be like, and the other what we secretly wish for?
High tech can be a scary thought. Maybe it won't be like we...well, like. What if there is no sex? *Heaven forbid!* What if we procreate using artificial insemination, or a little dish? What if sex is ruled out due to STDs? Or if more people stay single and so only meet to approve the sperm donor?
Oh HORRORS! Where's the romance in that?
But medieval...there's still that strong man mentality (yes, the good ol' Alpha and Beta man). That take-charge man who oozes testosterone and makes the panties wet. Yeah, that's the kind of romances we want! (or some of us).
I'm not talking the hero who is an unfeeling turkey, doing what he wants and never mind anyone else. I'm talking about the macho man who sweeps us off our feet (hey, it IS fantasy, remember? LOL). Hot sex and hot body and that he-man attitude (within reason). Hot lovin'.
But in a high tech society...will they do that? Can high tech be hot hot hot and make our blood sizzle? Will they be too caught up in political correctness and what is sexually right and what shouldn't be done? Will spontaniety go out the window when high tech comes zooming in?
Scary thought. *sniffle*
So I guess it's up to readers to say what they want in their high tech/medieval-style sci-fi/futuristic romances, and for authors to decide how hot they're gonna make the future, and what style of future it will be.
After all, think of the possibilites. Floating sex palaces, hot toys as in pleasure robots, romance at the flick of a switch, bathtub bubbles fragrant and never ending. No STDs and men who can go all night
With a good old fashioned love match wrestle *guffaw*.
Sorry...I am just an old fashioned girl at heart!
Personally, I think there's room for both in sci-fi/futuristic romances. It's just up to us to use our imaginations and keep the romance strong and hot
And I like a sci-fi that mixes a bit of both!!! After all...I do LOL.