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Slipstream Literature

Description: This list was created at Readercon 2007. I have added some later works by the same authors that would also qualify. Thumbs up books you would recommend; thumbs down books not worth reading.

Members: 12 participating members (show all)

All members' list: [1] 2Sort: Score | Title | Author | Date
1
36,797 members, 566 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: sturlington (1), krazy4katz (1), andomck (2), amanda4242 (2), merrystar (6), krisa (6), ahef1963 (8)

2
8,425 members, 128 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: andomck (1), sturlington (2), thecoroner (2), ahef1963 (4), amanda4242 (5), krisa (5), aulsmith (16)

3
16,605 members, 356 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (1), aulsmith (1), krazy4katz (2), krisa (2), sturlington (3)

4
32,601 members, 936 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: krisa (1), krazy4katz (3), amanda4242 (3), sturlington (4), ahef1963 (10), thecoroner (14)

5
14,324 members, 347 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (1), krisa (3), krazy4katz (4), sturlington (5), ahef1963 (12), thecoroner (13)

6
9,034 members, 386 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (2), ahef1963 (3), krisa (4), krazy4katz (5), sturlington (6)

7
21,600 members, 498 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: merrystar (1), andomck (4), sturlington (7), amanda4242 (8), krisa (17)

8
6,153 members, 308 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: andomck (3), ahef1963 (5), amanda4242 (7), sturlington (8), aulsmith (12)

Explanations:

sturlington (8): This one was on the original canon list. But thinking about it, there is that sense when reading it that you're not sure what's real.

aulsmith (12): This is a good book, but I think it's fairly straight-forward horror, rather than slipstream

9
10,640 members, 134 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (2), amanda4242 (6), thecoroner (7), sturlington (9), aulsmith (14)

Thumbs down: krisa

10
10,639 members, 343 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: sturlington (10), krisa (10), ahef1963 (14), thecoroner (15), andomck (16)

11
10,408 members, 218 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: merrystar (3), thecoroner (4), andomck (7), krisa (34)

12
19,473 members, 270 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (1), kara.shamy (2), aulsmith (15), ahef1963 (19)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Explanations:

sturlington (0): This was in the original canon list, but perhaps it's more a forerunner of slipstream, which seems to be more later 20th century.

aulsmith (15): If you don't take it too seriously or worry too much about what it all means, this is a pretty good book. I'm not sure what's slipstream about it.… (more)

13
10,686 members, 285 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: andomck (5), sturlington (11), krisa (11), aulsmith (11)

14
18,846 members, 241 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: amanda4242 (1), krazy4katz (6), andomck (10), sturlington (12)

Thumbs down: ahef1963

15
8,464 members, 140 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: Tomleesteenboek (1), thecoroner (8), amanda4242 (11), krisa (35)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): I couldn't get past page 10

16
35,429 members, 1,181 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: krisa (7), ahef1963 (7), sturlington (13)

17
780 members, 28 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (4), sturlington (14), krisa (16)

18
2,714 members, 69 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (6), andomck (9), aulsmith (13), krisa (28)

Thumbs down: sturlington

19
15,195 members, 318 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: andomck (6), thecoroner (12), ahef1963 (21)

20
9,845 members, 171 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (6), sturlington (15), krisa (19)

21
3,550 members, 97 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: andomck (8), sturlington (16), ahef1963 (17)

22
5,377 members, 312 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: amanda4242 (9), sturlington (17), andomck (17), ahef1963 (18)

Thumbs down: merrystar

23
14,383 members, 458 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (13), sturlington (18), andomck (18)

24
4,905 members, 140 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: krisa (13), sturlington (19), andomck (19)

25
1,231 members, 15 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: mkbird (1), krisa (31)

26
8,847 members, 236 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: sturlington (20), andomck (20), krisa (22)

27
8,057 members, 152 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: sturlington (21), krisa (21), andomck (24)

28
1,733 members, 44 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Lists: andomck (21), sturlington (22), krisa (30)

29
653 members, 18 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: mkbird (2), krisa (33)

30
7,461 members, 162 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: merrystar (2), krisa (37)

31
2,275 members, 75 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (5), thecoroner (9)

32
905 members, 37 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: merrystar (5), mkbird (11)

33
2,801 members, 153 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (3), sturlington (23)

34
1,933 members, 53 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: mkbird (3), sturlington (24)

35
630 members, 15 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (7), mkbird (10)

36
433 members, 13 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: mkbird (6), amanda4242 (14)

37
1,106 members, 37 reviews
3.42 stars (3.42 stars)

Lists: mkbird (4), sturlington (25)

38
9,335 members, 159 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: krazy4katz (7), andomck (12)

39
816 members, 14 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (5), krisa (32)

40
36,970 members, 550 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: merrystar (4), andomck (11), thecoroner (17), krisa (78)

Thumbs down: sturlington, kara.shamy

Explanations:

sturlington (0): Magical realism as a forerunner to slipstream.

41
5,664 members, 95 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (6), ahef1963 (16), sturlington (26)

Thumbs down: krisa

42
18,430 members, 824 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: krisa (9), ahef1963 (11), sturlington (27)

Thumbs down: amanda4242

43
37,838 members, 920 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: krazy4katz (8), kara.shamy (14), sturlington (28)

Thumbs down: ahef1963

44
28,599 members, 1,292 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: krisa (8), sturlington (29)

45
883 members, 39 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (8), sturlington (30)

46
2,981 members, 65 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (10), krisa (24)

Explanations:

aulsmith (10): This isn't as profound as Delany wants it to be, but it does offer an entree into the hidden world of sexual minorities.

47
9,590 members, 632 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: krazy4katz (9), ahef1963 (15), sturlington (31)

Thumbs down: krisa

48
6,532 members, 505 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (9), sturlington (32)

49
2,232 members, 43 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (11), krisa (26)

50
1,676 members, 109 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (10), sturlington (33)

51
929 members, 60 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (11), sturlington (34)

52
10,360 members, 765 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: amanda4242 (12), sturlington (35)

53
6,041 members, 329 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: krisa (12), sturlington (36)

54
904 members, 59 reviews
2.82 stars (2.82 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (12), sturlington (37)

55
3,107 members, 221 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: amanda4242 (13), sturlington (38)

56
2,589 members, 140 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: krisa (15), sturlington (39)

57
2,547 members, 97 reviews
3.2 stars (3.2 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (24), krisa (25)

58
2,007 members, 49 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (25), krisa (27)

59
12,513 members, 1,061 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: krisa (20), sturlington (40)

60
8,089 members, 268 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: andomck (22), krisa (36)

61
584 members, 8 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (16), krisa (55)

62
4,948 members, 306 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: andomck (23), krisa (39)

63
2,930 members, 80 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: krisa (23), sturlington (41)

64
1,615 members, 58 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: krisa (29), sturlington (42)

65
666 members, 18 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: andomck (25), krisa (50)

66
6,883 members, 251 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: sturlington (43), krisa (43)

67
3,411 members, 59 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (3)

68
202 members, 8 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (3)

69
6,173 members, 73 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (4)

70
11,824 members, 301 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: amanda4242 (4), thecoroner (22)

Thumbs down: sturlington

71
4,085 members, 60 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (5)

72
453 members, 6 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: mkbird (5)

73
627 members, 6 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (7)

74
272 members, 1 review
3.41 stars (3.41 stars)

Lists: mkbird (7)

75
4,393 members, 49 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (6), thecoroner (10), krisa (40)

Thumbs down: sturlington, aulsmith

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): There's a movie of this, believe it or not, and I did enjoy watching the Liffey flow and hearing parts of this read, but I'd never bother to try and read it through as a novel.… (more)

76
637 members, 6 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (8)

77
236 members, 5 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: mkbird (8)

78
885 members, 30 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (9)

Explanations:

aulsmith (9): A little slow in the middle, but the end is worth it.

79
178 members, 8 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: mkbird (9)

80
5,723 members, 111 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: andomck (13)

81
253 members, 30 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (13)

82
2,656 members, 46 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: amanda4242 (15)

83
540 members, 18 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: amanda4242 (16)

85
1,447 members, 20 reviews
4.34 stars (4.34 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (18)

86
9,056 members, 113 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (20)

87
10,741 members, 209 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (21)

88
31,788 members, 893 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (9), sturlington (44)

Thumbs down: kara.shamy

89
9,962 members, 119 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (22)

90
5,670 members, 139 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (23)

91
4,493 members, 31 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (23)

92
14,642 members, 602 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: amanda4242 (10), sturlington (45)

Thumbs down: krisa

93
4,278 members, 347 reviews
3.38 stars (3.38 stars)

Lists: krazy4katz (10), sturlington (46)

Thumbs down: krisa

94
4,396 members, 115 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: krisa (38)

95
3,716 members, 242 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: krisa (14), sturlington (47)

Thumbs down: kara.shamy

96
2,992 members, 206 reviews
3.34 stars (3.34 stars)

Lists: andomck (14), sturlington (48)

Thumbs down: krisa

97
3,591 members, 99 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: krisa (41)

98
1,011 members, 18 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: krisa (44)

99
13,999 members, 141 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: andomck (15), sturlington (49)

Thumbs down: amanda4242

100
1,050 members, 55 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: krisa (45)

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Started by: sturlington (September 2014)

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