its difficult to predict that, but maybe it will space cowboys, i think that would be cool. question for you: do you think these trends are a good thing, or do you feel it somewhat holds back really new ideas?
Zombies seem to be trending in general pop culture, but I'm not sure if that will transfer into literature. I've been seeing more alternate history recently, like Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, Pride, Prejudice and Zombies, and steampunk in general. So maybe alternate history (especially Victorian based ones) are trending?
I think the next literaly trend will be the Late of the 40 towers, and other novels of that Romanian author. I think it was Madd? Maddie? Maddah?
Arh, something like that. Surely you know her. She even have a dA account! And is quite nice, as well! XD
Really I don't know about future literary trends. If we guide ourselves with hollywood, it could be a renewed interest in Zombies. The question would be: can that be turned into literacy? I doubt it.
Maybe you should add as well to your list the other fantasy "revelation" that came after the dramatization of the serie of books of the Song of Fire and Ice, after HBO: Since it appeared, I have been surprised with the amount of people -at least in Chile- back into "high fantasy". Even when the books of the Song of Fire and Ice weren't even translated by then!
) I think that High-fantasy (of which A Song of Fire and Ice is NOT part of, because it's realistic - call it makeshift history in a fictional continent, but it has so few fantasy elements and so many realistic ones that I think no one can catalog it) has always spurred the interest of writers. I, for one, have started out with Lak(not "t")e of the 40 Towers because I really liked the characters and afterwards, developing the plot, I began to love their stories as well. But my fist novel will not be it, most likely. I see "The Sweet Temptress" as my first novel It is much more appealing and it covers a historical event in a very fictional manner a thing which people are drawn to, because reality is pretty boring (so is A Song of Fire and Ice, because it copies it)