22 January 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Settings I'd Like To See More Of (Or At All)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. I heart lists!

Settings I'd Like To See More Of

1. Other planets - I know, there's loads of science fiction books set on other planets, but they are too 'science-y' for my tastes.  If an author can build an intricate post-apocalyptic world, surely something similar on another planet shouldn't be that big of a stretch.  The possibilities are endless!

2. Antarctica/the Arctic - despite my undying hatred for anything snow and ice-related, survival and adventure stories in Antarctic or Arctic would be awesome.

3. Africa - safaris, lost in the desert, travel!

4. 1700s - I love historical fiction, but the 1700s is a century I haven't really read much of.

5. World War I - Again with the historical fiction, but I've read loads of WWII books, so I'd love to see more set in WWI.

6. Wild West - As long as it's not a bodice-ripper! 

7. Time Travel- I'm always fascinated by time travel - and it's a great genre-bender - sci-fi/historical/contemporary fiction anyone?

8. Australia - because I have to say it!

9. Undersea - There's loads of dystopians set in domes, gated communities etc.  What about one in an undersea dome like Atlantis?

10. Tropical Islands - Just so I can imagine I'm there.

What would like you to see more of?  Or do you have any recommendations of books in the above settings?


  1. Undersea....I love it. And other planets...there isn't much out there with that! Great list.

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  2. Wild West books would be interesting, but I agree with you, no bodice rippers! Reading about someone trying to survive in Antarctica/The Arctic would be fantastic, and would make a nice change from the regular kind of survival stories. Great list!

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  3. Dude! I put Space/planets as my first one too. :D I need more of them.

  4. Good list, I'd love to read stories set on other planets, under the sea and one involving time travel as well.

  5. I just finished a great time-travel book today that sounds like exactly what you're looking for, Kat. Check out Time's Twisted Arrow by Rysa Walker - you won't be disappointed! :-)

  6. Oo the wild west is a good one! I would like to see more of this too!

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  7. Oh! Time travel is an awesome pick! Why didn't I think of that? LOVE time travel books. Brilliant. http://wp.me/pzUn5-1nQ

  8. You'll need number 10 to recover from number 2. :-p

  9. An African setting would be amazing...

  10. My dystopia book is set in Australia. Emeline and the Mutants: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004PGNBCO

  11. I mention some of these, too! Great minds think alike!

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  12. Great list! Love your idea of non-sciencey books set on other planets!

  13. I am quite partial to the 1700's myself, especially books set in the Restoration court!

  14. So good, Kat! I'm totally with you on the time travel and outer space thing. We implore you, author friends, please give us more of these wonderful things! K, thanks, bye!

    If you like the whole frigid Antarctic thing, check out Terminal Freeze by Lincoln Child. It's very reminiscent of the movie, The Thing. Amazing. And Africa just reminds me of The Mummy movies. I love that whole rugged archaeologist searching for buried treasure sorta thing.

  15. Books set in Africa on safari sound exciting.

  16. For #7, have you read Kindred? My mom introduced it to me several years ago and I absolutely loved it when I read it.

    As for 2 & 3, The Tea Rose trilogy features stories in both places. (Or it could be at the North Pole instead of the South....). They aren't the main story in the books but I definitely liked those parts of the books.



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