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Top 5 sci-fi romances, chosen by Omara Williams

Sci-fi author and software manager Omara Williams selects five books about love in a science-fiction setting.

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Omara Williams, author of The Space Traveller’s Lover, picks five sci-fi books featuring romances.

1. The End of Eternity by Isaac Asimov

When Harlan, an immortal man sifting through the ages, falls for a mortal woman he will do anything to be with her in this suspenseful, intriguing, epic love story. One of Asimov’s best works.

2. The Black Tulip by Alexander Dumas

A tale of unconditional love, jealousy and obsession in the backdrop of bitter rivalry and treason that sees a man relentlessly pursuing his lifelong goals against all odds. Dumas’ fascinating narrative weaves the contemporary political landscape with a beautiful love story.

3. The Dancer From Atlantis by Poul Anderson

Time travelling to lost civilisations while falling in love and trying to change the future makes for a thought-provoking, entertaining tale of human history. Anderson’s historical descriptions shine out, making us wonder about our rich and diverse ancestry.

4. The Chessmen of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs 

This novel is the fifth of Burroughs’ Barsoom series. This imaginative, romantic adventure takes us into a fantasy world of superheroes, princesses and deadly creatures. An intriguing, emotionally charged and unforgettable love-hate story.

The Space Traveller’s Lover by Omara Williams is out now (AuthorHouse UK, £27.95)

5. The Edge of Doom by Andrew Vaillencourt

This novel is the seventh of Vaillencourt’s The Fixer series, a dark tale of tribal wars, treason and deception. The crew of fixers have just a few days to save their realm against the technological might of their enemies, but it will take the kind of undying love to avert a catastrophe this time.

The Space Traveller’s Lover by Omara Williams is out now

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