So I’ve been tracking the results of last Wednesday’s poll about what genre you’d like to see me tackle next. “Lovecraftian horror” took a surprise early lead, but “SF involving space travel” has since caught up, “Time travel” and “People with superpowers” have both surged ahead, and “Forking paths story” is running a close fifth. Meanwhile, in comments, I’m getting a definite “See how many of these you can pack into one novel” vibe.
Less popular: “Romantic comedy,” “Royal/political intrigue,” and “Young adult.” I’m guessing part of the problem with the latter is that it’s not specific enough: “YA about what, Matt?” As for royal intrigue, I blame David Lynch* for the poor showing.
*Lynch’s Dune was on cable over the weekend, and while I have an unkillable nostalgic fondness for it, it feels cheesier with every passing year.