View Full Version : Do I call it SF or techno-thriller?

07-25-2006, 03:54 AM
I'm wondering if I should relabel my novel a techno-thriller so that I can submit to agents who claim not to take SF. It's the first in a series I'm writing, and it definitely gets hardcore SF in later volumes but the first two books could easily be called techno-thrillers. The most SF they get are a few androids, genetically-modified lifeforms, and a scene involving a space shuttle launching. It's no more SF than a Crichton novel.

I figure if an agent didn't want to represent the series when it got more SF-ey, I could always find another who would. Am I wrong to limit myself to agents who accept SF when I could call it a techno-thriller? Is this okay?

07-25-2006, 07:47 PM
When you query SF agents, call it a science fiction thriller. When you query non-SF agents (presumably with an interest in thrillers) call it a techno-thriller or a thriller with SF elements. No need to confine yourself to one or the other.

- Victoria

Kasey Mackenzie
07-25-2006, 10:15 PM
I agree with Victoria. No need to limit yourself if it can straddle both genres easily.