So When Will YA Sci-Fi Finally Arrive?
So that title caught our eye and led us to this article, where the existence of YA SF is questioned by Alex Scarrow. It’s a valid question, on the one hand – YA has been flooded by dystopian novels, but rarely in comparison have authors tackled other forms of SF.
And then, on the other hand, we felt as though this was a deeply incorrect view on the YA SF scene. Indeed, we’ve started to see time travel and spaceships on the agenda as well.
Strange Chemistry is publishing four SF titles next year, two of them set in space on other planets.
Beth Revis has published the Across the Universe trilogy to great acclaim. She is now a New York Times bestselling author and has so far garnered two starred reviews from Kirkus.
Melissa West has started a series called The Taking, which features aliens.
Malinda Lo wrote Adaptation – a near future science fiction thriller.
In the Sky Chasers series, Amy Kathleen Ryan brings us a heroine born on a spaceship seeking out a new world.
David Weber is writing a straight up SF series that begins with A Beautiful Friendship.
In Planesrunner, Ian McDonald begins a series featuring parallel worlds.
Forthcoming in 2013 we have:
Starglass by Phoebe North
MILA 2.0 by Debra Driza
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Pivot Point by Kasie West
Vortex by Julie Cross
Altered by Jennifer Rush
Revolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum
These are the few that we found on a first glance, so we’re sure there are many more.
What we want to know from you is:
– Do you think that YA SF has arrived?
– Is there enough YA SF out there for you or are you craving more spaceships?
– What sort of YA SF is your favourite?