Somewhere beyond the stars an unknown enemy lay in wait for the starship Polaris!
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This week is Top Ten Tropes. Ooh fun topic. My first thought was that this had been done a lot, but then again maybe not in a while? And I always like to talk about favorite tropes.
Epic fantasy but character driven. Not sure that's a trope, but I care more about where the chars end up than I do the larger plotline.
Evil parents, or parents who are problematic but redeemable
Alternate dimensions/ timelines
I love a good memory loss tale
Ooh, yes! Too all of these tropes!ReplyDelete
Gotta' love a good time travel story! Though to be honest, I haven't really read many in the genre. It's a fun plot device on screen, though! :)ReplyDelete
Oh I love this and I agree about an epic fantasy that is character driven. I see most people seem to not love that but I think it's the most important part.ReplyDelete
Time travel is always so interesting. And yes to found family!ReplyDelete
I seem to prefer the character driven side of epic fantasy like LOTR and Game of Thrones. I don't read much fantasy but this is the kind I do better with.ReplyDelete
Definitely here for character driven fantasy - or urban fantasy I think. I tried so hard to like Here and Now and Then but I just couldn't get into it!ReplyDelete
Generation ships are always interesting to read about for sure.ReplyDelete
I love found family storylines.💟ReplyDelete
Yes to memory loss, and definitely time travel! I will pretty much read anything that deals with time travel. I don't understand it most of the time, but it's still fascinating!ReplyDelete
Great list! I totally agree with you on character-driven epic fantasy. By all means give me an epic plot, but I want the characters to be at the centre of everything.ReplyDelete
I'll go for time travel, post apocalyptic, and dystopian too!ReplyDelete
Love your list, Greg! I also had multiverses on my list -- who doesn't love a good multiverse/parallel universe?! Definitely love a good epic fantasy and dystopia too. Still need to read Wilder Girls 😍ReplyDelete
My TTT post
Great list. You know I love seeing Wolves of Winter because I think it was highly underappreciated. I love ragtag crews as well and now you have me longing to watch Guardians of the Galaxy again - every ragtag crews needs a raccoon!ReplyDelete
Not sure if character driven fantasies are a trope or not, but they are one of my favorite things to read! Also, alternate timelines are another favorite. Love Harry Turtledove for that reason.ReplyDelete
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I'm glad you enjoy all of these tropes! There are certainly many books containing them!ReplyDelete
Oh yes, I love found families! My TTTReplyDelete
Huh. I never thought to deviate from romance tropes so, well done, you. :)ReplyDelete
Found families are my favorites, too.ReplyDelete
I'm with you! Love a found family trope because it's so much fun to see people finding their people, you know? And who doesn't appreciate a good amnesia storyline?ReplyDelete
So many good ones! I love the found family/ragtag crew one the most, but I'm also in dire need of some more time travel and memory loss books.ReplyDelete
I do like found families and a good enemies to more story.ReplyDelete
Karen @ For What It's Worth
Memory loss is always fun especially when they get their memories back and learn they've been lied to.ReplyDelete
All great tropes with many stories using them.ReplyDelete
I love the found families trope and would like to see more of these books.ReplyDelete
You already know I love dystopian and post-apocalyptic reads. But ragtag crews! That's a good one. Wish I'd thought of it. :DReplyDelete
Ahh yes, the memory loss tale is always fun. I also like the ragtag crews becoming friends.ReplyDelete
Found families is one of my favorites too.ReplyDelete
A million times yes to found families, and I have seen some books with envy worthy squads.ReplyDelete
I love dystopian and post apocalyptic books! I'm always on the lookout for more of them!ReplyDelete
I am a big fan of time travel stories but all of these sound really good. Great list!ReplyDelete
Great choices! I should have added generation ships to my list. :)ReplyDelete
I've recently been reading a lot of Sherlock variations and Jack the Ripper variations/tropes.ReplyDelete
Yes to time travel, alternative dimensions, Dystopian, and Post Apocalyptic tropes!!! These are all such fun themes in sci-fi/fantasy that I have enjoyed immensely! Great list Greg :)ReplyDelete
Lindy@ A Bookish Escape
Wow, we have a lot in common! I love dystopias, time travel, parallel universes, amnesia, apocalypse, found families. Bring on all the sci-fi tropes!ReplyDelete
Aj @ Read All The Things!
From all these above my favorite is found family or like you've said ragtag crew!!!ReplyDelete
Alternate dimensions and time travel are my kryptonite - second only to afterlife stories (as in, ghosts, dead/undead characters - and I don't mean zombies! - characters being brought back, but mainly pure afterlife scenarios). Amnesia has been used and abused, but there's still space for well-plotted books built on that premise. The key is being able to put a fresh spin on any trope!ReplyDelete
I'll have to check Here and Now and Dark Matter!
Found families/ ragtag crews make for awesome adventures in dystopian societies! Great list!ReplyDelete
Time travel is almost always a hit with me.ReplyDelete
Great list! I like all these tropes as well! I really need to read The Long Way to a Small and Angry Planet soon!ReplyDelete