The New Science Fiction
Science Fiction was a durable genre in the second half of the 20th Century. In the early 21st Century it is struggling to retain its audience. Novels of first contact, interstellar travel, Mars, robots, dystopias and even cyberpunk seem to have lost their relevance.
While some deny the decline of SF (citing its popularity in movies, games and on TV), the sinking sales of SF titles in the book world is hard to ignore. What will turn that situation around?
Like every durable genre, SF has always reflected its times. Our own time is not one in which the future fills us with wonder. We are focused on the here and now. Even so…(read the rest here – http://www.maassagency.com/thismonth.html)