A Quick Comment: The Generational Gap of Readers

I have been noticing a trend with my first published book.  There seems to actually be a generational gap in the readers that have enjoyed the book and those that have either disliked it or just not quite “gotten” it.

The readers that “get” the book and its purpose as more than just an action story are deep into the internet-tech culture.  We’ve had conversations about the future and how there might be two groups of people in the future, those that live their lives online and those that live in the real world.  More on that concept some other time.

The second group of readers are those that don’t use a lot of tech devices or spend much time getting involved with the internet subculture.  Essentially, it seems that the message that I attempt to portray (in as few words as possible) in the book is just not clear enough for those that are not into the culture.  I wonder if this is a problem of my writing or that this is a future trend of the next couple decades.

I do think that there will come a point in time where one can’t stay out of the internet “connected” subculture.  Hopefully, when that time comes, I will still be alive and a bunch of people will buy The Trivium Proportion.  Shameless… shameless and hopeful.


D. Hunter Phillips

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Visit my Facebook Fan Page to connect: http://www.facebook.com/DavidHunterPhillips While not working as a GeoInt Analyst in the Washington DC metro area, D. Hunter Phillips enjoys a life-long love of sci-fi, fantasy, role-playing games, and a great many other nerdy things that he explores through writing and games. D. Hunter regularly writes board game reviews at BoardGaming.com. Through his writing, D. Hunter hopes to inspire and speculate on the future and the past. He seeks deeper meanings within pulp genres of fantasy and sci-fi. D. Hunter enjoys the tales of John Ringo and Charles Stross. D. Hunter's readings lead him in a never ending cycle of sci-fi, history, physics, and psychology. D. Hunter enjoys going to DC area Goth clubs and seeing some of his favorite bands, such as VNV Nation. He also loves his home life with his partner in crime and several pets.
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2 Responses to A Quick Comment: The Generational Gap of Readers

  1. Daniel Coombes says:

    Great observations. Probably explains why I had to read it twice before i understood the story.

  2. Could be. Thanks for sticking with it and being so supportive. It makes being a writer easier when even just one person has such a positive reaction. Not that you are the only one 😛

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