A series of twitter posts between myself and @p2p_editor earlier today has me wondering.
As a cover artist, there’s a trend to some of the artwork I’m asked to create – a lot of it tends to be dark, post-apocalyptic, dystopian scenes or themes. I believe that editors are seeing a similar trend in the stories coming across their desk too. This was the basis of the conversation with @p2p_editor.
Whilst it’s probably not reliable, the stuff that’s being written tends to be affected and influenced by the world around the author. Science fiction especially tends to reflect the society and culture in place, even when its looking to the future.