I came across this snippet from a School Library Journal posting about the ever-popular topic, the "next big thing" in YA. You can read the article here.
The general response was that steampunk books and stories about dead teens were coming up whereas vampires were on their way out. Most surprising to me was the hint that stories about space were coming up.
As a total space nerd (space shows specifically! Let's talk BSG, DS9, TNG, any of them!), this sounded wonderful to me and I've kept my eyes open.
Have any of you well-read people come across a YA book that deals with space? Space travel? Space stations? What have you read? Tell me all about it!