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Today’s reader topic comes from QSFer K. S. Madden:

Hi Scott, after reading a lot of the recent responses, I’d love to see you do a question post sometime about the surge in interest in seeing more asexual characters.

I was at Readercon in Boston a few months ago and there was a panel there as well stating the need for more asexual protagonists in mainstream scifi/fantasy.

I’m curious what people want to see. Asexual characters in romantic relationships? Or asexual characters just having adventures and being free of relationships?

Or is this partly a desire to see more friendship fic, people relating deeply on other levels that aren’t usually explored because romance is so often at the forefront of what sells?

Writers: This is a reader chat – you are welcome to join it, but please do not reference your own works directly. Thanks!

This is a “legacy” chat – a greta topic we’ve visited before that we thought deserved another go.

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