What's Missing in Science Fiction at the Moment?
Lots of great discussion on here about what is being written in the Science Fiction genre. As a writer I'm also interested in what isn't being addressed. In general terms, rather than specifics, what isn't being explored in the Science Fiction genre that you feel should be? : )
Does SF really want innovation
For my sins, I write science fiction. A lot of it has innovative ideas, ones that I haven't seen elsewhere in the genre. I just can't seem to get into the pro markets :mad: or even the semi-pro. In fact I've recently had a story turned round so fast that I can't believe the editor read beyond the first sentence.
To boot I recently completed a novel which I know has ideas that aren't anywhere else in the genre - yes I looked high and low for those. Zilch. Absolutely nothing like it. But can I get an agent enthusiastic about it? Not so far.
At this point you may think my writing style has something wrong with it... strange to say I recently completed an MA at Bath Spa University - one of the top 5 in the country for MA Creative Writing - and got a distinction for the semester that involved writing half the said the novel... I'm beginning to think the science fiction genre isn't really interested in innovative themes... Doh!