Readers of romances and hard sci fi are very different. So mixing the two up is inevitably alienating of of your reader groups. Right?
In Can Machines Bring Peace? there are many strong women in the story, but a male protagonist.
Someone asked me if I had a favorite character in Can Machines Bring Peace? Ouch!
Creating and designing the characters was a real joy. And full of surprises.
My novel Can Machines Bring Peace? has a wide range of characters. Every protagonist deserves companions, because no one can go at it alone.