Saturday, October 17, 2009

New Trends in Fiction

Since I know you have all spent countless hours worrying about the next trend in paranormal romance, I thought I'd let author Maggie Stiefvater tell you:


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13 Comments:

Blogger David said...

Very clever.

9:55 PM  
Blogger Ken Houghton said...

I think I did this panel at Capricon in the very early Nineties, when Lois Tilton was still writing regularly and Laurell Hamilton was a svelte blonde.

Strangely, despite many mentions of the first sets, no one (even those of us scared by the episode of The Wild Wild West when it first came out) thought to mention the kraken.

Just think: with eight limbs plus gentalia, you could make a series around the escapades of a co-ed soccer team. Talk about crossover potential...

10:01 PM  
Blogger Margot said...

FYI, it's Maggie Stiefvater, not Mary Stiefvater as in your post. The latter is some actress.

Wonder if the books of the former are any good . . .

11:32 PM  
Blogger dubjay said...

Thanks, Margot! Corrected!

I wonder if the acting of the latter is any good . . . ?

12:03 AM  
Blogger Sean Craven said...

I attended Viable Paradise last week; if my fellow students do represent the next wave of SF/Fantasy, I can promise you squids in abundance.

For that matter, I believed in the Squidpunk anthology for at least three days just because I really, really wanted to read it.

1:51 AM  
Anonymous Rebecca S. said...

Clever indeed. But nary a mention of the squiddest and baddest deep-sea lothario of them all, Cthulhu?

8:15 AM  
Blogger Dave Bishop said...

Anything would be preferable to vampires! I have just one thing to say to all you SF/Fantasy writers out there - NO MORE VAMPIRES!! I am sick to death of vampires!! Bram Stoker SHOULD have been the last word on vampires. You've all taken this particular trope much, much further than it can possibly stretch to - PLEASE STOP NOW!!!

10:30 AM  
Blogger David said...

Ooo. Thanks, Dave! That rant gave me a whole new idea for a nifty new vampire novel. Or series! Even better.

11:07 AM  
Blogger qtera said...

Oh, I love this idea! I have always had a thing for giant cephalopods.

11:40 AM  
Blogger Lektu said...

For the record, there's a Spanish SF short story ("Bajando", by Ramón Muñoz) about a man who falls in love with a female Architeuthis...

1:18 PM  
Anonymous Drew said...

Vampyroteuthis infernalis - the vampire squid from hell, an actual species name. Clearly potential for kraken/vampire crossover here.

1:51 PM  
Blogger john_appel said...

The pool is now open on when Dubjay starts his YouTube channel. ;)

8:33 PM  
Blogger halojones-fan said...

Already done. See "The Calamari Wrestler".

1:36 PM  

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