I wanted to do a little informal poll - not the blogger-type polls because they're too constrictive, but a little question and answer thingie-ma-bob.
So, in the comments, if you would be so kind, tell me:
Do you read dystopian fiction? And by that I mean, anything futuristic (but not hard science SF) that shows the world's culture in some negative light. Classic examples would be - Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Anthem by Ayn Rand, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, 1984 by George Orwell.
Which leads me to another part of the question - since the majority of the most recently published and popular dystopian fiction is for the Young Adult market, how would you feel about seeing adult dystopian start hitting the shelves?
I know the great majority of my followers here are over 18 - in fact, I'd venture a guess that most of you are over 30.
The reason I'm asking this is that I have several manuscripts that are adult dystopian. I'd really like to see them sell, but I think the industry is under the assumption that adult dystopian won't sell - and YA dystopian is on the decline. Not that the information here will stop me from trying to sell my work one way or the other, but I'd like to know (if only in this totally non-scientific way), if they're right.
So, chime in. I'd sure appreciate it.
Oh, and if you're in the neighborhood tomorrow, stop by The Unpublished Writers' Guide to Survival. Debra Webb is guest posting. SQUEE!