(7/9) know that’s vague but I’ll know it when I see it).
Dystopian Future: If you have a compelling, character-driven story set in a dystopian future, I’m interested. Whether it’s the next Handmaid’s Tale or Hunger Games, I’m open to it.
For YA, I love contemporary coming of age, fantasy grounded in reality, near-future dystopia, and high-concept speculative. Psychological thrillers that push the envelope. Truly twisty mysteries. Literary ghost stories. #MSWL
✅ #Fantasy #MSWL
Low fantasy, high fantasy, parallel universes, fringe, urban, magic, magical realism, heroes, superheroes, witches, robots/AI, dying earth, historical, lost worlds, dystopian, futuristic, time travel, utopia, colonization, with romance, slipstream, etc.
I usually prefer contemporary or near-historical realism, but will sometimes consider speculative fiction, fantasy, psych thrillers, lite dystopian, literary horror, and paranormal (especially dealing with ghosts). #MSWL
near-future, high-concept SCI-FI with a literary bent, that dissects our own world more clearly through another—looking for hopeful postapocalypses, dystopian utopias, Gibsonian cyberpunk from new perspectives #mswl
My hands-down favorite YA dystopian is SCYTHE, so come at me with your clever takes on the future of death and society! I also want to see Gen-Z characters taking on a broken society in the way only they can. Give me the next CREWEL, THE GRACE YEAR, or ACROSS A STAR-SWEPT SEA.
#mswl: I'm not a fan of dystopias where the heroes know they're in a dystopia. I do like dystopias that look like utopias, especially high-tech ones (Brazil, Upload).
Worldbuilding that gets creepier the more you think about it is one of my favorites.
I'd love a hopeful near future project, an optimistic dystopian tale, something that imagines a world where everything might be broken, but there is a best of humanity that survives (I can't imagine why I want this) #MSWL 5/
I'd love a hopeful near future project, an optimistic dystopian tale, something that imagines a world where everything might be broken, but there is a best of humanity that survives (I can't imagine why I want this) #MSWL
In YA - all categories and genres #MSWL I am partial to:
- Unique take on dystopian & all YA SFF
- Thriller/Mys: dark and broody
- Historical from any time other than WW2
- Contemp? Something funny! Bring me your YA snark and sarcasm.
Anne Tibbets @AnneTibbetsIt's been a while since I've done a #MSWL and I try not to b/c honestly, sometimes I don't know what I want until I see it - but I know some of y'all find these useful so here goes...
In Adult SFF #MSWL I'm partial to:
- Fresh twists & unique concepts
- I love all kinds: dystopia, post apoc, space opera, high fantasy, low, magical realism, urban, etc - but it HAS to be different than what's already out there.
- Mash ups and new takes most welcome
Speculative fiction and with a lightly dystopian angle like WILDER GIRLS and WE SET THE DARK ON FIRE. Give me something so weird here it's impossible to fit in one category. #MSWL
#overheard two 20 somethings talking about #books yesterday. Readers still want more of the same - just different? I wonder what a #dystopian, #postapocalyptic #domestic #thriller might look like? #bookslike #mswl