The other day I described SuperGym as a dystopian fitness nightmare. It may seem like a strange description, but it's the best I've got. While writing, I do not think about what genre it will be or who I am writing it for. Then it's time to think about publishing. I generally write dystopian or horror stories and sometimes throw in a hint of sci-fi or magic. It's difficult to pare this down to one main genre, but I would say that SuperGym is a dystopian novel with a sci-fi twist.
Imagine a time in the not-so-distant future. The city of Famecili is run by health guru, dictator, and founder of the SuperGym, Benjamin Pratt. The people of Famecili are required to join one of the many SuperGyms. They are assigned to one of the SuperGym's elite Trainers. The Trainers are the ideal. They are tan and muscular and perfect. They are what every client is striving to become.
Mr. Pratt has a specialized plan for every client. The Trainers provide brutal, daily workouts, and Dieticians monitor food reduction. Everyone will get fit or die trying.
If a client fails, which unfortunately happens from time to time, the next stop is Fat Camp. No one ever comes back from Fat Camp.
If you've ever struggled with weight loss, exhausting workouts, restrictive diets, and painful hunger pains, then you understand how the clients of the SuperGym feel every day.
This is the world of SuperGym: Get Fit or Die Trying. A dystopian fitness nightmare.
What are your top 3 favorite genres? I love reading and will read pretty much anything, but I would say my top 3 are classics, horror, and science fiction. (And magical realism - I really can't choose just 3. I love books!) Comment below and let me know your top 3 - or 4 favorites!
Em is a writer, theatre director, and hiker. She likes mixing horror with magical realism and adding sci-fi twist.