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 Publishers of Romance, Fantasy and Science Fiction *

* note publishers are in no particular order.

Definitions of Science Fiction Sub-genres

Red Rose Publishing

Aspen Mountain Press

Wild Rose Press

Class Act Books

Red Sage Publishing

Tease Publishing

Carina Press




Carnal Desires Publishing

Freya’s Bower

DCL Publishing

Devine Destines

Hard SF:

Hard science fiction, or "hard SF", is characterized by rigorous attention to accurate detail in quantitative sciences, especially physics, astrophysics, and chemistry.

Wild Child Publishing

Sapphire Blue Publishing

Vanilla Heart Publishing

Mojocastle Press

Noble Romance Books

Ellora’s Cave

Samhain Publishing

Amira Press

Cyber Punk: 

The Cyberpunk genre emerged in the early 1980s; the name is a portmanteau of "cybernetics" and "punk", and was first coined by author Bruce Bethke in his 1980 short story "Cyberpunk". The time frame is usually near-future and the settings are often dystopian. Common themes in cyberpunk include advances in information technology and especially the Internet (visually abstracted as cyberspace), artificial intelligence and prosthetics and post-democratic societal control where corporations have more influence than governments. Nihilism, post-modernism, and film noir techniques are common elements, and the protagonists may be disaffected or reluctant anti-heroes. Think the Matrix!

Imajinn Books

New Concepts Publishing

Awe Struck E-Books

Bookstrand/Siren Books

Lady Leo Publishing

Vintage Reflections Publishing

Whispers Publishing

Under the Moon/Final Sword Productions

Rogue Phoenix Press

Eirelander Publishing

Desert Breeze Publishing

Literary Road Press

Sugar and Spice Press

Medallion Press

Mundania Press

Resplendence Publishing

Double Dragon E-Books

Highland Press

Loose-Id Publishing

Midnight Showcase Books

Pink Petal Books

Shadowfire Press

Parker Publishing

Decadent Publishing

Space Opera:

Space opera emphasizes romantic, often melodramatic adventure, set mainly or entirely in space, generally involving conflict between opponents possessing powerful (and sometimes quite fanciful) technologies and abilities. Perhaps the most significant trait of space opera is that settings, characters, battles, powers, and themes tend to be very large-scale. These stories typically follow the Homeric tradition, in which a small band of adventurers are cast against larger-than-life backdrops of powerful warring factions.

Time Travel:

 Usually consist of the hero or protagonist travelling back through time or forward through time or in a parallel time.  Or conversely may consist of the hero or protagonist meeting someone who is a time traveller. These are usually ‘fish-out-of-water’ stories which contrast the time travellers understanding of reality and norms versus that which he or she faces in the story.

Genesis Press

Hard Shell Word Factory

Eschelon Press

Champagne Books

Wings E-Press

Whisky Creek Publishing

Lyrical Press

Military SF:

Military science fiction is set in the context of conflict between national, interplanetary, or interstellar armed forces; the primary viewpoint characters are usually soldiers. Stories include detail about military technology, procedure, ritual, and history


is set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century, and often set in Victorian era England—but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy. Can still use indications of modern technology such as computers but explained or modified to fit the conventions of the day. 

Space Western:

Space Westerns could be considered a sub-genre of Space Opera that transposes themes of the American Western books and film to a backdrop of futuristic space frontiers. These stories typically involve "frontier" colony worlds (colonies that have only recently been terraformed and/or settled) serving as stand-ins for the backdrop of lawlessness and economic expansion that were predominant in the American west.

Alternate History:

Alternate history stories are based on the premise that historical events might have turned out differently. These stories may use time travel to change the past, or may simply set a story in a universe with a different history from our own.

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