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Genre Benders

Description: Genre benders don't fit neatly into one genre, but incorporate tropes from two or more different genres. Includes slipstream, magical realism and interstitial fiction. This list was created to collect recommendations for the BingoDOG 2015 challenge, but anyone is welcome to contribute books.

Members: 13 participating members (show all)

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1
26,433 members, 691 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (13): sff nominated for Booker

2
32,961 members, 1,132 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (8): sff nominated for Baileys/Orange

3
12,988 members, 324 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (12): sff nominated for Booker and Giller

4
5,156 members, 228 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

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BookLizard (1): Science fiction, mystery, historical fiction, romance, and comedy of manners all in one.

5
15,948 members, 729 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

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sturlington (13): Science fiction/alternate history in a very literary style.

Her_Royal_Orangeness (35): sff nominated for Booker

6
12,732 members, 542 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (1): speculative fiction that doesn't quite fit in any genre box; nominated for Booker

7
12,701 members, 402 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

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sturlington (6): Literary science fiction/dystopia/post-apocalyptic.

Her_Royal_Orangeness (14): sff nominated for Booker, Baileys/Orange, and Giller

8
9,536 members, 919 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (24): sff nominated for Baileys/Orange

9
8,137 members, 355 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

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sturlington (9): Police procedural alternative history.

10
32,909 members, 502 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: kiwiflowa, ahef1963, sturlington

Score: 3

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sturlington (22): Science fiction, war story, time travel.

11
6,451 members, 498 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

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sturlington (15): Science fiction and horror

Her_Royal_Orangeness (47): literary, apocalyptic, vampires

12
2,237 members, 178 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (23): sff nominated for Baileys/Orange

13
1,102 members, 26 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: hailelib, ahef1963, sturlington

Score: 3

14
25,522 members, 1,219 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (34): sff nominated for the Pulitzer

15
15,694 members, 276 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (33): sff (ghost story) nominated for Pulitzer

16
15,515 members, 347 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: sturlington, ahef1963

Score: 2

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sturlington (2): Western, science fiction, fantasy, and horror.

17
13,665 members, 334 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (51): historical thriller, literary

18
12,391 members, 497 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: hailelib, kiwiflowa, ahef1963

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 2

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sturlington (0): Paranormal mystery.

19
10,698 members, 166 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: sturlington, ahef1963

Score: 2

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sturlington (1): Humorous time travel mystery

20
7,476 members, 528 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: sturlington, ahef1963

Score: 2

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sturlington (3): Historical time travel

21
5,140 members, 298 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (15): sff nominated for Giller

22
5,079 members, 433 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (7): sff nominated for Baileys/Orange and Costa

23
2,855 members, 232 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (37): historical, western, crime; nominated for Booker and Giller

24
2,728 members, 193 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (2): speculative fiction that doesn't quite fit in any genre box; nominated for Booker

25
2,552 members, 180 reviews
3.33 stars (3.33 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (32): sff (ghosts, magical realism) nominated for Baileys/Orange and Pulitzer

26
2,129 members, 110 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (48): literary, apocalyptic, vampires

27
1,922 members, 115 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (16): sff nominated for Baileys/Orange

28
1,670 members, 39 reviews
3.42 stars (3.42 stars)

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sturlington (18): Mashes up a ghost story, police procedural and futuristic science fiction.

29
1,657 members, 216 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: DeltaQueen50, BookLizard

Score: 2

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BookLizard (3): Zombie horror/romantic comedy.

30
1,461 members, 17 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: hailelib, sturlington

Score: 2

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sturlington (10): Futuristic fantasy, folklore, anthropology.

31
1,243 members, 83 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (36): sci-fi space, literary

32
401 members, 26 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: electrice, sturlington

Score: 2

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sturlington (23): Crime/science fiction/apocalyptic.

33
303 members, 30 reviews
3.2 stars (3.2 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (17): sff nominated for Booker

34
21,135 members, 650 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: Her_Royal_Orangeness, ahef1963

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 1

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (6): sff nominated for Booker & Costa

35
17,674 members, 309 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: blahme, ahef1963

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 1

36
7,260 members, 236 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: Her_Royal_Orangeness

Score: 1

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (53): speculative fiction that doesn't quite fit in any genre box

37
6,256 members, 167 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: Her_Royal_Orangeness

Score: 1

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (29): sff nominated for Costa

38
4,212 members, 426 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: hailelib, BookLizard

Thumbs down: electrice

Score: 1

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electrice (0): gaslamp

BookLizard (2): Steampunk, fantasy, romance, and comedy of manners.

39
3,896 members, 169 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: sturlington

Score: 1

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sturlington (28): Historical time travel

40
3,815 members, 286 reviews
3.54 stars (3.54 stars)

Lists: Her_Royal_Orangeness

Score: 1

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (27): sff nominated for Baileys/Orange

41
3,655 members, 251 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: Her_Royal_Orangeness

Score: 1

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (38): historical crime-thriller nominated for Booker

42
3,430 members, 264 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: Her_Royal_Orangeness

Score: 1

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (4): Literary mythic fiction is the closest label I can think for it, but really it just completely defies genre categorization.

43
2,588 members, 234 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: Her_Royal_Orangeness

Score: 1

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (5): sff nominated for the Pulitzer

44
2,159 members, 100 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: Her_Royal_Orangeness

Score: 1

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (30): sff nominated for Baileys/Orange

45
2,109 members, 104 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: Her_Royal_Orangeness

Score: 1

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (44): cyberpunk + crime/detective

46
1,708 members, 79 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: Her_Royal_Orangeness

Score: 1

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (50): sf, horror, literary

47
1,250 members, 90 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Lists: Her_Royal_Orangeness

Score: 1

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (39): crime-detective nominated for Booker, Costa, and Baileys/Orange

48
1,033 members, 73 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: Her_Royal_Orangeness

Score: 1

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (18): cyberpunk, mythology, literary; nominated for Baileys/Orange

49
946 members, 29 reviews
3.47 stars (3.47 stars)

Lists: Her_Royal_Orangeness

Score: 1

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (22): sff (ghost story) nominated for Booker and Baileys/Orange

50
821 members, 31 reviews
3.49 stars (3.49 stars)

Lists: Her_Royal_Orangeness

Score: 1

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (11): sff nominated for Baileys/Orange

51
700 members, 53 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)

Lists: Her_Royal_Orangeness

Score: 1

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (26): sff nominated for Costa

52
626 members, 35 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: Her_Royal_Orangeness

Score: 1

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (43): space opera + crime/detective

53
617 members, 39 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: sturlington

Score: 1

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sturlington (29): Western-fantasy

54
556 members, 44 reviews
3.47 stars (3.47 stars)

Lists: Her_Royal_Orangeness

Score: 1

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (41): mystery-crime nominated for Baileys/Orange

55
391 members, 14 reviews
3.48 stars (3.48 stars)

Lists: Her_Royal_Orangeness

Score: 1

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (40): crime-thriller nominated for Baileys/Orange

56
377 members, 34 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee

Score: 1

57
376 members, 0 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: Her_Royal_Orangeness

Score: 1

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (21): apocalyptic, genetic engineering, dark fantasy, mythic fiction...it's a lot of things in a very literary packaging

58
298 members, 40 reviews
3.34 stars (3.34 stars)

Lists: Her_Royal_Orangeness

Score: 1

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (52): literary horror (Novak is the pseudonym of literary fiction author Scott Spencer)

59
270 members, 11 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: Her_Royal_Orangeness

Score: 1

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (54): speculative fiction that doesn't quite fit in any genre box

60
264 members, 15 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: Her_Royal_Orangeness

Score: 1

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (42): space opera + crime/detective

61
246 members, 36 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: Her_Royal_Orangeness

Score: 1

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (28): sff nominated for Giller

62
237 members, 19 reviews
3.36 stars (3.36 stars)

Lists: Her_Royal_Orangeness

Score: 1

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (31): sff (alternate history) nominated for Baileys/Orange

63
176 members, 12 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: Her_Royal_Orangeness

Score: 1

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (10): sff nominated for Baileys/Orange

64
174 members, 7 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: Her_Royal_Orangeness

Score: 1

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (9): mythic fiction in an apocalyptic setting...sort of...but not quite

65
169 members, 6 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: Her_Royal_Orangeness

Score: 1

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (46): literary, vampires

66
55 members, 5 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: Her_Royal_Orangeness

Score: 1

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (3): sff nominated for Costa; almost mythic fiction, almost dystopia....it's just wholly original and quite wonderful

67
23 members, 5 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: Her_Royal_Orangeness

Score: 1

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (25): dark fantastical + genetic engineering + very literary....it's totally its own thing

68
7 members, 2 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: exvano

Score: 1

69
26,400 members, 583 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0

70
17,317 members, 248 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: Her_Royal_Orangeness

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (45): literary, vampires

71
11,090 members, 174 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, Her_Royal_Orangeness

Thumbs down: sturlington, electrice

Score: 0

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (19): gaslamp fantasy written in literary style; The Amber Spyglass, book #3, was nominated for the Booker

72
1,115 members, 86 reviews
3.34 stars (3.34 stars)

Lists: Her_Royal_Orangeness

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (49): literary, apocalyptic, zombies

73
1,584 members, 106 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Thumbs down: electrice

Score: < 0

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electrice (0): gaslamp

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Started by: sturlington (September 2014)

Type: Unnumbered

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