Sci-Fi Favorites!

I have a new release this month. It’s something a little different for me as it’s not really romance. It’s a short story called No More Lies, in a sci-fi anthology, The Telepath Chronicles, which contains fourteen stories all on the theme of telepathy.

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No More Lies – Blurb

They promised her a world with no more lies. A better world.

Kaitlin grew up as part of a covert operations group, using her particular talents for what she has always believed to be the greater good. But when her twin brother disappears, Kaitlin must decide where her loyalties lie.


I mainly write romance now, but in all sorts of sub-genres, including Science fiction. But Sci-fi was probably my favorite genre long before I ever got interested in romance. I grew up reading Arthur C Clarke, Robert Heinlein, Frank Herbert, Anne Mccaffrey and many more.

There is so much scope in science fiction, just about anything can happen, the possibilities are as limitless as the universe itself. All the same there are certain tropes that draw me back again and again to both books and movies. So here are my top ten favorite sci-fi tropes:


  1. Robots – think Terminator, best robot movie ever!
  2. Aliens – think Aliens, just about my favorite film.
  3. Time travel – Terminator and Doctor Who.
  4. Genetic modification – Gattaca.
  5. Space colonization – Aliens, Dune, Firefly…
  6. Telepaths – The Telepath Chronicles – honestly, it’s great – try it!
  7. Evolution – Planet of the Apes?
  8. Cloning – Never Let me Go, The Island.
  9. Cyborgs – Star Trek, Doctor Who.
  10. Artificial Intelligence – 2001 A Space Oddyssey


Any other sci-fi addicts out there? If so what is your favorite sci-fi trope?

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About Nina Croft

Nina Croft grew up in the north of England. After training as an accountant, she spent four years working as a volunteer in Zambia which left her with a love of the sun and a dislike of 9-5 work. She then spent a number of years mixing travel (whenever possible) with work (whenever necessary) but has now settled down to a life of writing and picking almonds on a remote farm in the mountains of southern Spain. Nina writes all types of romance often mixed with elements of the paranormal and science fiction.

4 Responses to Sci-Fi Favorites!

  1. Space colonization with alien involvement was always a favorite trope of mine.

  2. Sutton Fox says:

    Robots. I love them in pretty much any setting. lol.

    Congrats on your new release!

  3. Lynn Crain says:

    You have put in so many of my favorites, I just don’t know where to start. LOL!

    Congrats on branching out!

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