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Asexual Ace Flag


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

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!

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1 thought on “FOR READERS: Aces High”

  1. Sherlock Holmes is an example of a successful asexual character (although some may debate this :)) I was intrigued by how he actually fit better into Victorian society than he did in the modern world on ‘Sherlock’. There’s a lot of pressure for someone for ‘hook up with someone’ in modern world and a certain amount of weird looks, if you don’t. (rueful grin)


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