For #YA SciFi, fantasy and contemporary, I love a trope where the younger generation is showing the older one a new way to thrive. Break generational trauma like in THE INHERITANCE OF ORQUIDEA DIVINA, and rebel to outer space to follow your own path in BINTI.
•Think high concept sci-fi like Dreamfall Chapters (video game), where people are addicted to virtual reality and can't funciton in society.
•Dark fantasy themes with equally dark humor like Sweeney Todd and Dark Shadows. Tim Burton is a vibe.
Show me the world through the character’s eyes and help me experience what they’re going through. I love fantasy woven into #SciFi. Like the beautiful world you’ve built, and then destroyed, I too want to be left with my mind blown, melted into a puddle on the floor or both.
I want adult #SciFi that gut punches you into oblivion. Light on the Sci, heavy on the Fi. Destroy me with a rotini twist of an ending. Give me urgency and a sense of purpose of THE FIFTH SEASON blended with the quirk of THE FIFTH ELEMENT.