Pop culture has seen the invasion of wizards, vampires and dragons. So what's next?
E.G. Carter, author of the Carlousia series, thinks things are moving in a different direction for young adult literature.
“Vampires and witches have already run their course,” Carter said. “I think science-fiction will make a comeback.”
“The Host,” a science-fiction romance novel by Twilight author Stephanie Meyer, is releasing a film adaptation next year. A sequel to the novel is also likely.
Emily Williams thinks zombies will be the next big thing. In addition, she added that dystopian novels have become more common in recent years.
“We're in the middle of a huge serge of dystopia in young adult literature,” Williams said. “Lots of bleak, post-apocalyptic futures with teenage protagonists pitted against impossible odds.”
John Granger, Harry Potter expert, explained why books with characters overcoming grim circumstances are so successful.
“The stories foster an imaginative, heroic experience greater than the reader's mundane ego existence,” Granger said. “Something like self transcendence.”
IF YOU GO
What: John Granger leads a discussion about the Harry Potter series
When: 7 p.m. Monday
Where: Full Circle Bookstore, 1900 NW Expressway
Info: 842-2900, fullcirclebooks.com