The trade magazine of science-fiction, fantasy, and horror, Locus, has tracked many of the details of the field since 1981. Among these are the number of new titles published each year. Since the mid-1980s the number of SF and fantasy titles has remained about the same. But in 1999 the number of new fantasy titles began to increase. This trend continued through 2011 and shows no sign of slowing down, though it must eventually. Here are the figures starting in 1999. An interesting detail is that the last two years showed a marked increase in SF to match the still-increasing numbers of new fantasy titles. Then in 2007 Locus started publishing the Paranormal Romance title numbers when they increased to the point where they bested SF. SF - 251,230,251,256,236,253,258,223,250,249,232, 285,305 Fn - 275,258,282,333,340,389,414,463,460,439,572, 614,660 PR - ***,***,***,***,***,***,***,***,290,328,339, 384,416 Locus includes YA novels in those titles. In 2011 the SF/F/PR numbers were 24%, 35%, 21% respectively. The percentages of new YA titles has been slowly increasing in each field, faster in fantasy. What does all this mean? What it does NOT mean is that SF has suffered, at least in numbers of new titles published. It has simply stayed the same. So has the dollar SF sales, seemingly, though those closer to the publishing field might know whether this is true. It does seem to mean that there are more chances of getting one's book published if it is classifiable as fantasy or paranormal romance. But the classification of SF vs. fantasy/paramance is only theoretically sharp (science vs. magic). In practice much fantasy can be classified as SF if one convincingly portrays the magic as "actually" science. And vice versa.