Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by thelovely people at The Broke and Bookish
This week’s list is settings I’d like to see more of. Or at all, for that matter.
7. Alien planets.
What I would really like to see is a story set on an alien planet that isn’t either an overly sci-fi commentary on society or a rendition of H.G.Wells The Time Machine. I think it would be brilliant if someone has the courage to write a high school romance set in some far flung galaxy.
6. Ancient Greece.
Let me specify; Ancient Greece without a mention of the Trojan War or at least, without any heavy handed references to same.
Dark, leaf filled places. Plenty of spots for villians to hide or heroes to seek refuge. And they’re endagered. What better way to raise the profile of the humble rainforest than set a story there. The only place I have ever seen this done anywhere close to well is in Suzanne Collins’ Catching Fire.
4. Historically accurate anywhere.
3. Historically accurate pre-roman Britain.
Just a hint, fellow writers, knights in shining armor is very un-pre-roman Britain.
Icy landscape filled with incredible beauty and whose people have developed an amazing fortitude needed just to survive the harsh climate. Perfect ingredients for a story. Just add conflict and stir.
1. Mythical China/Japan.
These countries are so full of natural beauty and their history basically writes the stories itself.