Originally Posted by WT Sharpe
I can see Outlander as romance, just as The Time Traveler's Wife is romance. Sure, both have elements of science fiction, but is you remove the romantic element there's no story left. The romance overshadows the scf-fi element.
I'm not sure that's the case with Stardust.
I cannot say about Stardust
. I've never read the book or seen the movie.
Shards of Honor
sounds like a romance amid an interplanetary war.
Overall, the descriptions do not play up the romance aspect of the stories. So based on just the descriptions, the two that you feel may be least suited sound the most suited.
When I was looking for a book to nominate, I did think of the Princess Bride
(we've already read it). That's a romance for sure and if you take out the romance, the story does fall apart.
I've read Outlander
and if you removed the time-travel/romance out of it, it could still work as a historical novel.