November 3rd, 2006

On the lack of YA science fiction and science fiction readers

I've been wondering why, while there's plenty of YA fantasy, some of it excellent, there doesn't seem to be much YA science fiction. sartorius has a substantial discussion, with some unnerving bits. Much as I love science fiction, I think that young people seeing nothing interesting or exhilerating about the future is even more serious than a print science fiction shortage. I hope they're getting their hope for the future from other media, but I'm not counting on it.