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Top Ten Settings I’d Like to See More Of (Or At All)
- More African-inspired settings (I know Africa is a continent, and I mean wide-ranging, from South Africa to Morocco via Somalia and Senegal.
- 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.
- 1920s New York – because of flappers and Broadway.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- More Asian-inspired fantasy like The Bone Witch or The Forest of a Thousand Lanterns.
- More non-English based European settings, like Germany, Sweden, and East Europe.
- Ancient Greece and Rome, but not fantasy.
- The extreme cold, like Antarctica.