eldritchhobbit: (Millennium/Worry)
To follow up on my last post, I wanted to share my updated select bibliography of sources on YA dystopian literature. Online sources include links. If you know of something that should be here and isn't, please give me a shout! Thanks.

My working list of English-language YA dystopian novels can be found here using my "YA dystopias list" tag.

--Secondary Sources Relating to Young Adult Dystopias, A Select Bibliography )
eldritchhobbit: (Day the Earth Stood Still)
I'm reposting my work-in-progress list of young adult dystopian novels. Due to its length, I'm dividing the list into two separate posts, one for the 20th century and one for the 21st century.

If you have any recommendations or suggestions for me, I'd be most grateful! Thanks so much. (Note: If you follow/bookmark this link, you'll always be directed to the most recent iteration of this list.)


--Fifty Plus Years of English-Language Young Adult Dystopian Fiction, With Links, Part 2 )
eldritchhobbit: (Day the Earth Stood Still)
I'm reposting my list of young adult dystopian novels. Due to its length, I'm dividing the list into two separate posts, one for the 20th century and one for the 21st century.

If you have any recommendations or suggestions for me, I'd be most grateful! Thanks so much. (Note: If you follow/bookmark this link, you'll always be directed to the most recent iteration of this list.)


--Fifty Plus Years of English-Language Young Adult Dystopian Fiction, With Links, Part 1 )
eldritchhobbit: (Hunger Games)
I'm reposting this list of secondary sources about young adult dystopian novels for the "Utopia, Dystopia, and the Problem of Technology" Symposium at Duke University.

The first part of this list covering the novels themselves is available here.

--Secondary Sources Relating to Young Adult Dystopias, A Select Bibliography )
eldritchhobbit: (Hunger Games)
I'm reposting this list of young adult dystopian novels for the "Utopia, Dystopia, and the Problem of Technology" Symposium at Duke University.

If you have any recommendations or suggestions for me, I'd be most grateful! Thanks so much. (Note: If you follow/bookmark this link, you'll always be directed to the most recent iteration of this list.)


--Fifty Plus Years of English-Language Young Adult Dystopian Fiction, With Links )
eldritchhobbit: (Read more science fiction)
Once again, while doing research, I've greatly expanded my Young Adult Dystopian Novels List (especially the forthcoming 2012 and 2013 publications). This list is now too large to pair with other content, so I'm posting it by itself in two parts.

If you have any recommendations or suggestions for me, I'd be most grateful! Thanks so much. (Note: If you follow/bookmark this link, you'll always be directed to the most recent iteration of this list.)


--Fifty Plus Years of English-Language Young Adult Dystopian Fiction, With Links )
eldritchhobbit: (Hunger Games)
I've greatly expanded my Young Adult Dystopian List (especially the forthcoming 2012 and 2013 publications). This list is now too large to pair with other content, so I'm posting it by its lonesome.

If you have any recommendations or suggestions for me, I'd be most grateful! Thanks so much. (Note: If you follow/bookmark this link, you'll always be directed to the most recent iteration of this list.)


--Fifty Plus Years of English-Language Young Adult Dystopian Fiction, With Links )

--Secondary Sources Relating to Young Adult Dystopias, A Select Bibliography )
eldritchhobbit: (Books and text)
I hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful holiday season!

While I'm in end-of-year retrospective mode, here's my newly updated working list of young adult dystopian fiction since 1960.

If you have any recommendations or suggestions for me, I'd be most grateful! Thanks so much.

(Note: If you follow/bookmark this link, you'll always be directed to the most recent iteration of this list.)


--Fifty Years of English-Language Young Adult Dystopian Fiction, With Links )

--Secondary Sources Relating to Young Adult Dystopias, A Select Bibliography )

"Dystopian fiction may be the only genre written for children that’s routinely less didactic than its adult counterpart."
- Laura Miller. "Fresh Hell: What's Behind the Boom in Dystopian Novels for Young Readers?" The New Yorker (June 14, 2010). Online here.
eldritchhobbit: (Read more science fiction)
StarShipSofa's Holodeck Workshops has announced its upcoming online Time Travel Lecture for July 23, 2011, which will feature Connie Willis, Ted Chiang, and yours truly. You can read all the scoop here.


In other news, I'll be up in Maryland tomorrow giving a lecture at Towson University on young adult dystopian fiction for the Institute for Humane Studies. To that end, here's my newly updated working list of young adult dystopian fiction since 1960.

If you have any recommendations or suggestions for me, I'd be most grateful! Thanks so much.

(Note: If you follow/bookmark this link, you'll always be directed to the most recent iteration of this list.)

--Fifty Years of English-Language Young Adult Dystopian Fiction, With Links )

--Secondary Sources Relating to Young Adult Dystopias, A Select Bibliography )


"Once confined to fantasy and science fiction, time travel is now simply an engineering problem."
- Michio Kaku, Wired Magazine, August 2003
eldritchhobbit: (Day the Earth Stood Still)
Reposted by request, here's my working list of young adult dystopian fiction since 1960.

If you have any recommendations or suggestions for me, I'd be most grateful! Thanks so much.

(Note: If you follow/bookmark this link, you'll always be directed to the most recent iteration of this list.)

--Fifty Years of English-Language Young Adult Dystopian Fiction, With Links )

--Secondary Sources Relating to Young Adult Dystopias, A Select Bibliography )

And, for your amusement...

funny pictures history - The secret..
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eldritchhobbit: (Neil Gaiman)
Yes folks, it's that time again: I've updated my working list of young adult dystopian novels. There have been a number of new releases and forthcoming titles announced lately. If you have any recommendations or suggestions for me, I'd be most grateful! Thanks so much. (Note: If you follow/bookmark this link, you'll always be directed to the most recent iteration of this list.)

--Fifty Years of English-Language Young Adult Dystopian Fiction, With Links )

--Secondary Sources Relating to Young Adult Dystopias, A Select Bibliography )

And, for your amusement...

funny celebrity pictures - Sherlock channeling Jack Donaghy
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My quotes for the day come from this past week's terrific episode of Fringe:
___
Peter Bishop: You know, a thank you wouldn't kill you.
Dr. Walter Bishop: Oh, I'm sorry if at this moment when the universe is collapsing I forgot the magic word.
___
Astrid Farnsworth: How come?
Dr. Walter Bishop: Dear God, is it 'Second-Guess Everything I Do Day'? Because I haven't been informed.

- Fringe, "6B"
eldritchhobbit: (Tori/Tomorrows)
* Tremendous thanks to all of you who nominated me for the 2011 Sofanaut Awards. I'm very grateful for your support! The final round of voting begins today, and I'm on the shortlist both for Best Fact Article Contributor (for my "Looking Back at Genre History" segments) and for Best Narrator. If you listen and enjoy StarShipSofa, I hope you'll take part in this final round of voting. To vote, go here and click on the "2011 Sofanaut Awards" banner on the right. No registration is necessary. Thanks for participating, and best wishes to all of the nominees!


* I thought this might be of interest to many of my friends: "The Relevance of YA for Adults: The Harry Potter Effect" by Jaym Gates at the Apex Book Company blog.


* Speaking of young adult literature, it's time for an update of my working list of young adult dystopian novels. There have been a number of new releases and forthcoming titles announced lately. If you have any recommendations or suggestions for me, I'd be most grateful! Thanks so much. (Note: This list has been updated since my last posting. If you follow/bookmark this link, you'll always be directed to the most recent iteration of this list.)
--Fifty Years of English-Language Young Adult Dystopian Fiction, With Links )
--Secondary Sources Relating to Young Adult Dystopias, A Select Bibliography )


* Last but not least, 'tis the season to revisit a favorite holiday song, Jonathan Coulton's "Chiron Beta Prime":




I just love this...

"Well, I don't like it; but I suppose it must be," said I. "When do we start?"

"You are not coming."

"Then you are not going," said I. "I give you my word of honour - and I never broke it in my life - that I will take a cab straight to the police-station and give you away, unless you let me share this adventure with you."


- John Watson and Sherlock Holmes, "The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton," Arthur Conan Doyle
eldritchhobbit: (Metropolis)

NASFiC is underway and off to an excellent start! I will report more soon. Today I'll be giving my multimedia presentation: "Young Adult Dystopias: What Do They Mean for SF?"

For those attendees and others who may be interested, I am posting the bibliography of primary and secondary sources used to prepare my talk. (Note: This list has been updated since my last posting. If you follow/bookmark this link, you'll always be directed to the most recent iteration of this list. Suggestions/recommendations are welcome!)

--Fifty Years of English-Language Young Adult Dystopian Fiction, With Links )

--Secondary Sources Relating to Young Adult Dystopias, A Select Bibliography )

"You don’t forget the face of the person who was your last hope."
- Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games
eldritchhobbit: (Metropolis)


Today I once more will be at Wake Forest University, speaking to the undergraduate and graduate students attending a summer seminar sponsored by the Institute for Humane Studies. I'll be lecturing on the phenomenon of young adult dystopian literature: "Why Worlds Gone Wrong Are Hot."

For those attendees and others who may be interested, I am posting the bibliography of primary and secondary sources used to prepare my talk. (Note: This list has been updated since my last posting. If you follow/bookmark this link, you'll always be directed to the most recent iteration of this list. Suggestions/recommendations are welcome!)

--Fifty Years of English-Language Young Adult Dystopian Fiction, With Links )

--Secondary Sources Relating to Young Adult Dystopias, A Select Bibliography )

"I knew that there had been times in the past -- terrible times -- when people had destroyed others in haste, in fear, and had brought about their own destruction"
— Lois Lowry, The Giver
eldritchhobbit: (Metropolis)

Happy early birthday wishes to [livejournal.com profile] syredronning! May you enjoy many happy returns of the day, my friend.

This weekend I will be at Wake Forest University, speaking to the undergraduate and graduate students attending the "Liberty and Society" summer seminar sponsored by the Institute for Humane Studies. I'll be lecturing on the phenomenon of young adult dystopian literature: "Why Worlds Gone Wrong Are Hot."

For those attendees and others who may be interested, I am posting the bibliography of primary and secondary sources used to prepare my talk. (Note: This list has been updated since my last posting. If you follow/bookmark this link, you'll always be directed to the most recent iteration of this list. Suggestions/recommendations are welcome!)

--Fifty Years of English-Language Young Adult Dystopian Fiction, With Links )

--Secondary Sources Relating to Young Adult Dystopias, A Select Bibliography )


It’s disgusting. They melted my girl down and poured her into their mold. And this perversion is what she cooled into. I can’t be near her. Can’t see her, smell her, hear her voice chirping like a bird.

I tell her the same thing I’ve been whispering every night on the roof. “I’m sorry. It’s my fault."

- Pam Bachorz, Candor
eldritchhobbit: (SF/Exploring space)

I'll be off soon to RavenCon. My con schedule is here. I look forward to seeing some of you there! And I wish all of you, wherever you are, a fantastic weekend.


FYI: Parenthetical.net ([livejournal.com profile] parenthetical_n) has named this month "Old-School Apocalypse April" and will be posting book reviews of classic young adult apocalyptic fiction all month long.


On Friday at RavenCon I will be giving the presentation "The Rise of YA Dystopias." For those attendees and others who may be interested, I am posting the bibliography of primary and secondary sources used to prepare my talk.

(Note: If you follow/bookmark this link, you'll always be directed to the most recent iteration of this list.)

--Fifty Years of English-Language Young Adult Dystopian Fiction, With Links )

--Secondary Sources Relating to Young Adult Dystopias, A Select Bibliography )


"I guess I always felt even if the world came to an end, McDonald's would still be open."
- Susan Beth Pfeffer, Life As We Knew It
eldritchhobbit: (Space/Jupiter)

Today I am the guest of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Catawba Valley, where I will be giving the presentation "The Rise of Worlds Gone Wrong: Why Do Today's Young Adults Love Dystopias and What Can We Learn from This?" For those attendees and others who may be interested, I am posting the bibliography of primary and secondary sources used to prepare my talk.

(Note: If you follow/bookmark this link, you'll always be directed to the most recent iteration of this list.)

--Fifty Years of English-Language Young Adult Dystopian Fiction, With Links )

--Secondary Sources Relating to Young Adult Dystopias, A Select Bibliography )

"Human spirit is the ability to face the uncertainty of the future with curiosity and optimism. It is the belief that problems can be solved, differences resolved. It is a type of confidence. And it is fragile. It can be blackened by fear, and superstition. By the year 2050, when the conflict began, the world had fallen upon fearful, superstitious times."
- from Genesis by Bernard Beckett
eldritchhobbit: (SF/Weird Tales)

Tremendous thanks to authors Jason Sanborn, Larry Santoro, and Matthew Sanborn Smith for their eloquent support in their blogs of my post on podcasts and the Hugo Awards.


New from Publishers Weekly: "Dystopian Novels for Teens, Present and Future." (Thanks to Sharon of Sharon Loves Books and Cats.)


You know what that means: once again, I have updated my working list of dystopian fiction written and marketed specifically for a young adult audience. As always, suggestions are greatly appreciated! (Note: If you follow/bookmark this link, you'll always be directed to the most recent iteration of the list.)

--Fifty Years of English-Language Young Adult Dystopian Fiction, With Links )



"What is happening here, on-line, may not spark as many marriages, divorces, pregnancies, as did the communities of the past, but the voices that are coming out of these little internet tubes are beginning to change the form of fiction-making. One might even say, what is happening here gets back to the root of writing: the telling of stories around a fire."
- Larry Santoro, at his blog

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