Friday, June 11, 2010

Summer, Luck and the Dystopian Future

Today is the first day of summer in our house, but before I dash off to enjoy the sun with the kids, I have a couple of fun things for you.

Unless you've been living on a different planet, you've may have noticed the rise in dystopian fiction. One of my critique partners pointed out this great article in the New Yorker about what's behind the rise. If you're a fan of the genre or you just enjoy reading it, you should check out the article.

And now, I know what you really want to find out is who won the Basket of Luck...


Congratulations, Marissa!! Email me at solvangsherrie at gmail dot com with your snail mail address and I will send some luck your way!



Have a great weekend everyone!

17 comments:

Carolyn V. said...

Congrats Marrisa!

I'm way excited to know that dystopian is on its way up (because that's what my wip is...yay!!!)

Lori W. said...

Great article. In it, I found some new books to add to my reading list, too.

Congrats to Marrisa!

The Alliterative Allomorph said...

Congrats Marissa! Yeah, I've heard dystopian lit is on the rise ...

Lydia Kang said...

Great article link.I'm glad to know dystopian isn't out yet!

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

there are so many coming out next year listed on PM. wow!

Theresa Milstein said...

Congratulations to Melissa for winning the basket of luck!

I'm going to check out the link. I'd like to know the reason for the trend too.

Laura Pauling said...

I read that article. It was awesome!

Elaine AM Smith said...

Congratulations to Marissa.

Great post; thanks for article information I am going to read it now. Enjoy the holiday - I have six more weeks to go. :(

Medeia Sharif said...

Interesting article, and congrats to Marissa.

Solvang Sherrie said...

Carolyn: You picked a good genre for your WIP :)

Lori: There were a couple in the article that I haven't read so, yeah, my reading list is growing again!

Jessica: A meteoric rise :)

Lydia: I think it'll be around for a while!

Shelli: Yeah, I keep reading about more every day.

Theresa: The article has some good ideas for why. You know, intellectualizing high school behavior :P

Laura: Glad you liked the article. I did too.

Elaine: Six more weeks? Summer will be over by then!

Solvang Sherrie said...

Medeia: Glad you liked the article :)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Congrats to Marrisa! :-)

Cindy Shortt said...

Great Article.

Miss J said...

yesterday was the first day of summer for me.

Dawn Simon said...

Congratulations to Marissa! You always have interesting stuff and great giveaways going on here, Sherrie!

Happy summer!

Jackee said...

Congrats to Marissa and congrats to you, Sherrie, on the first day of summer. I hope you and the kids have a lovely time! :o)

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

Yeah, dystopian is the new vampire. I wonder how long it will last, really!

Nice blog layout! Congrats, Marrisa!

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