When we think about epic fantasy, be it adult or YA, our mind is automatically flooded with a medieval setting. I don't exactly have anything against Medieval Fantasy, but I don't understand why authors always only create medieval worlds. I'm trying to write a YA Epic Fantasy, based in a world I'm building. But I'm making it based on the contemporary world. Of course it's not just that. There's also another part of it which is an urbanized form of hell. Anyhow, I just wanted to know whether authors only create Medieval worlds after all, or if I've just never read any such novel. If it's the latter, I'd be indebted to you all if you could suggest any such novel for a read. And by the way, I'm aware of all those dystopian novels, but I wouldn't call that contemporary, or anything close to it.