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Thursday, 4 August 2011

New Trends on the Horizion

Thank goodness, librarians are predicting that this paranormal romance craze (Twilight, other vampire/dead people books) is going to be overtaken by steampunk and dystopias (Hunger Games, Matched).

And where ever secular YA goes, Christian YA follows. I do remember seeing a couple Christian vampire books come out, but I really don't think they were that popular. I may be wrong though.

I'm going to be totally jazzed if sci-fi becomes really popular. I really have no idea what books go into the steampunk category, but Wikipedia's desription sounds promising.

Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction, alternate history, and speculative fiction that came into prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s. Steampunk involves a setting where steam power is still widely used—usually the Victorian era Britain—that incorporates elements of either science fiction or fantasy.

So, what do you think? Excited about these changes that might be coming? Or do you wish another genre would become the next trend?


need2read said...

I personally love fantasy, but I really do hate all the vampire stuff that seems so popular these days.(See what Bryan Davis has to say about vampires: http://dragonsinourmidst.blogspot.com/2011/07/in-defense-of-dragons.html)
I did read the Hunger Games and I liked the series. I think it would make a good popular genre in place of what is 'in' now.

Paris said...

I've been wanting to read the Hunger Games, espcially now that the movie is coming out. Any genre would be better than paranormal romance, it's wierd.