Originally Posted by jgaiser
The first two Vorkosigan novels (Shards of Honor and Barrayar) were definitely 'Romance in Space'. Not overtly sexual, but on first reading - as a long time hard SF reader - took some getting used to. That said, I did end up enjoying both novels enough to reread and enjoy the second time.
I'll take a look at the Liaden series. Thanks...
The amount of romance in the Liaden books varies--I'd say that _Local Custom_ is probably the most romance-like of them all, in fact I would call it a romance in space. The _Agent of Change_ and _Crystal Soldier_ sequences incorporate a romantic plotline but I wouldn't call any of it romance; there is even less romance in the Theo Waitley books. The rest seem somewhere in between.