Zabé/Z.R. Ellor @ZREllorMy two cents on YA sci-fi—it works best when the science fiction elements line up with actual teen struggles. Uglies and Divergent are two great examples. Body image? Cliques and belonging? These books use science fiction to speak directly to the unique needs of teens
I’m all for YA sci-fi, but totally agree 👇👇👇, so if you can show me how your YA SF aligns to teen struggles, then #MSWL, y’all.
Ali Herring @HerringAli#mswl I’d really love a tightly plotted adult space opera. Kind of thinking a failing “abandoned” human colony sets out to make their way home. Maybe some crazy time dilation or something has occurred. Maybe very few men on the colony survive & they are trying to save them..cont.
For this particular #mswl, I’m not looking for intergalactic empires, rogues, mercenaries, smugglers etc. I really want to feel the vastness of space, that feeling of being alone. I want the story and the setting to mimic that feeling of isolation as well as Passengers did!
#mswl I’d really love a tightly plotted adult space opera. Kind of thinking a failing “abandoned” human colony sets out to make their way home. Maybe some crazy time dilation or something has occurred. Maybe very few men on the colony survive & they are trying to save them..cont.
#MSWL I’m drawn to high-concept commercial fiction with a literary flair! I also love a funny MG voice. I want all the YA & MG (contemporary, sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal). Yes to spooky MG and coming age. Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, (Secular and Inspirational).
Ali Herring @HerringAliYou guys, #Travelers on @netflix is binge-worthy sci-fi at its finest. It’s #SF with heart and it’s coming back for a 3rd season on Netflix! Bring it on! Binge it! twitter.com/ericmccormack/…
#MSWL Oh my goodness! Please give me space aliens that hack our planet and...then more!!! Are they nice, sending messages of first contact? Are they mean? Idk! Could space aliens hack our planet? nbcnews.com/mach/science/s… via @NBCNewsMACH
Would love commercial high concept #MG, written in a literary style, that explores some important emotional competency for the characters (death, loss, catastrophe, violence, race, differences/disability, social justice, growing up, etc) contemp, fantasy, sci-fi, etc. #MSWL
After the SpaceX #FalconHeavy launch, I want this: Sort of a Revolutionary War set on Mars, but with non-conservative pilgrims—like super-smart SpaceX pilgrims w/ ideals & awesome tech vs underhanded greedy governments rushing to claim Mars like “they” already own it. #MSWL #SF