Top Ten Settings I’d Like to See More Of (Or At All)

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Top Ten Settings I’d Like to See More Of (Or At All)

  1. More African-inspired settings (I know Africa is a continent, and I mean wide-ranging, from South Africa to Morocco via Somalia and Senegal.
  2. More underwater settings. Atlantis, underwater cities protected by the crushing weight of water, mermaids who live in the water, all variations. Especially any that delve into deep sea trenches.
  3. 1920s New York – because of flappers and Broadway.
  4. The year 3000 – I’d like to see more authors attempting sci-fi this far in the future, and all the tech and evolution and (non-human) aliens they come up with. What has been colonised? What happened to Earth? Specificlaly space travel in this era.
  5. Also, I want to see more sci-fi that is based on discovering entirely new ecosystems like James Cameron’s Avatar, especially if they are set on a slowly rotating planet or a moon that has extended nights.
  6. I’d love to see more fantasy settings where the magic isn’t based on the 4 elements (specifically fire/ice), or ‘do what you will’, but something new and interesting, with defined limits that aren’t based on wishing.
  7. More Asian-inspired fantasy like The Bone Witch or The Forest of a Thousand Lanterns.
  8. More non-English based European settings, like Germany, Sweden, and East Europe.
  9. Ancient Greece and Rome, but not fantasy.
  10. The extreme cold, like Antarctica.

About Nemo

A lover of kittens and all things sparkly, Nemo has a degree in English Literature and specialises in reviewing contemporary, paranormal, mystery/thriller, historical, sci-fi and fantasy Young Adult fiction. She is especially drawn to novels about princesses, strong female friendships, magical powers, and assassins.

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