Sunday, August 14, 2011

Aubrie Dionne, and Sci-Fi's Powerhouse Couples

I'm delighted to have Aubrie Dionne, author of Paradise 21, visiting my blog today with this fascinating guest post about Sci-Fi's Powerhouse Couples. Check my last post for more information about Paradise 21. And I hope you'll leave a comment with your answer to Aubrie's question when you've read this.

Thank you Aubrie, for this post, and for an enjoyable read (click here for my review of Paradise 21)

Powerhouse Couples in Sci fi

A great science fiction romance has a hero and a heroine that are both strong, independent characters that ultimately conquer the bad guys and fall in love. In Paradise 21, I wrote my own powerhouse couple: Striker and Aries, and you’ll have to read it to see how they become a couple and if they are successful.
Below I’ve found three of the greatest power house couples in sci fi. Two of the pairs succeed in their endeavors, and one pair are the bad guys themselves!

Sci fi Couple #1

Hans Solo and Princess Leia from Star Wars.

He’s a smuggler, she’s a princess and the secret daughter of the ruler of the Empire. She thinks he’s in it for the money, and he thinks she’ s a spoiled rotten snob that only cares about herself. Boy are they both wrong. Together, they take over the control station on Endor and bring down the shields for the fleet to attack the Star Destroyer. 

Sci fi Couple #2 

Daniel and Sha’uri from Stargate.

Daniel is a scientist from our time, and Sha’uri is from the alternate desert planet, displaced from her home planet of Earth thousands of years ago by a selfish alien who wanted his own race of slaves. Sha’uri is betrothed to Daniel, and he isn’t aware of their pairing until much later. He rejects her not even knowing her intentions, and later learns that she didn’t tell the tribe about his rejection. When she tells him, he kisses her, in my favorite scene.

Sha’uri teaches Daniel their ancient language, which, in turn, helps him bring his people back home and defeat the alien. She leads a rebellion in her village, and Daniel decides to stay with her at the end. This is a sweet, yet powerful and successful sci fi couple that shouldn’t be underestimated, especially if you’re an alien!

Sci fi Couple #3 

Dame Vaako and Vaako from Chronicles of Riddick.

Out of all three couples, this one looks the most intimidating. Dame Vaako is a power hungry wife that plans her own husband’s rise to power. She encourages him to get close to the leader of the Necromancers, and find his weakness, so he can kill him. Because, if you’re a necromancer, you keep what you kill, and if her husband can kill the leader, he, in turn, will become the new leader, and they will be the ultimate powerhouse couple of them all.
If it wasn’t for Riddick, they would have succeeded! 

My question to you is: Who are your favorite powerhouse couple? (Doesn’t have to be sci fi!) 

Thank you Aubrie. I've chosen Han Solo and Princess Leia, based on the rather large collection of Star Wars books chronicling their romance and decorating my bookshelves. What about you?

About the Author:
Aubrie is an author and flutist in New England. Her stories have appeared in Mindflights, Niteblade, Silver Blade, A Fly in Amber, and several print anthologies including Skulls and Crossbones by Minddancer Press, Rise of the Necromancers, by Pill Hill Press, Nightbird Singing in the Dead of Night by Nightbird Publishing, Dragontales and Mertales by Wyvern Publications, A Yuletide Wish by Nightwolf Publications, and Aurora Rising by Aurora Wolf Publications.  Her epic fantasy is published with Wyvern Publications, and several of her ebooks are published with Lyrical Press and Gypsy Shadow Publishing. When she’s not writing, she plays in orchestras and teaches flute at Plymouth State University and a community music school.


Aubrie said...

Thanks for posting my guest post, Sheila!

Nicole Zoltack said...

Another vote for Han and Leia! They make such an awesome couple.

maryrussel said...

I agree with Nicole.