There’s a huge market for MM Romance these days. Dreamspinner and others have built a whole business plan around it, and I’m always astonished when I see just how many titles there are out there.
To a lesser extent, this holds true for MM sci fi, romance and otherwise. The same white male POV that has long held sway in traditional sci fi seems to exist in the LGBT sci fi market. Most stories out there seem to be about men, and often white men.
I’ve been wanting to see more diversity in LGBT sci fi for years, bot in the sense of having more non-romance, non HEA stories, and of broadening the cast to include all parts of our community.
So what’s holding back sci fi stories about other parts of our rainbow community? Is it publishers? Lack of a market? Authors who are used to writing MM? Or?
And what are some of your favorite sci fi stories, romance or otherwise, that include characters outside the traditional MM couple?