Today, in the Top Ten Tuesdays the topic is Top Ten Trends You Would Like to See More or Less of.

Oh, I’ve got loads of things I’d like so see more (starting with favorite authors writing quicker ;)). However, I don’t really want to list things I’d like to see less; if I don’t like it, I don’t have to read it, and I certainly don’t want to take away reading pleasure from anyone else.

So my more list: (minus more from certain authors)
1, All ebooks and audio books available to us non-USAians.
I’ve said it before and I’m not going to stop until it actually happens.

2, One format for all ebooks.

3, Steampunk
I actually have at least four Steampunk book in my to-be-read pile but I’d love to see more whimsical, good steampunk similar to Girl Genius.

4, Lighthearted adventure
I’d like to read more light adventures similar to Indiana Jones. Historical, fantasy, SF, modern…

5, Original and quirky settings in fantasy and SF
To my distress I’ve heard that fantasy books with non-medieval settings are turned away by agents, editors, and publishers. Gah! I’d also very much want SFF societies *not* based on modern Western views and values.

6, More books set in Ancient time (Egypt, Rome, Greece…)
I like historicals a lot but I’m mostly interested in the Ancient times and not so much about Victorian times, Tudors, or even Medieval times.

7, More books set in non-Western setting
Surely there must a wealth of stories and mythologies to write about outside the usual fare.

8, More happily married couples
Either as the main or secondary characters.

9, More vampires as soulless villains
Dracula needs serious competition. 🙂

10, More urban fantasy books set into a secondary fantasy world.
I’ve never visited US so books set in US feel like a fantasy world sometimes but I just like my fully fantastical worlds.

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