Tuesday, April 12, 2011

J: Jupiter and space books

This A-Z challenge is getting tricky as the days pass. I hate to do it, but I'm making a short post today.

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!


  1. I don't have any recommendations, just wanted to say I'm currently on season 3 of a Deep Space 9 marathon! It's my first time watching it. I love Odo and Major Kira!!

  2. I agree that I think Space, Aliens, and lite Sci-Fi are going to be making a big splash in YA and soon. I'm excited.

    Check out Across the Universe by Beth Reeves. It is wonderful! I am currently reading Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card though it is not recent, it is excellent.

  3. Yeah i would say Beth Revis's Across the Universe, for current YA.
    I actually heard that zombies are kind of on the way out too

  4. I would love to see vampires get jettisoned into space for awhile. :)

    New follower via the A to Z and Nathan B's.

  5. But I just *started* with the vampires!

    Fashion trends I do well, stories...apparently not so much.


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