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Slipstream Literature

Type: Preset list created by sturlington

Description: "...this is a kind of writing which simply makes you feel very strange; the way that living in the twentieth century makes you feel, if you are a person of a certain sensibility."

This list is based on one created at Readercon 2007. I have added some later works that would also qualify and also corrected some egregious omissions. Thumbs up books you would recommend; thumbs down books not worth reading.

Members: 10 participating members (show all)

All members' list: [1] 2Sort: Score | Title | Author | Date
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6,857 members, 98 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)
2
32,909 members, 502 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)
3
26,433 members, 691 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)
4
12,988 members, 324 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)
5
4,377 members, 227 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Explanations:

sturlington (4): 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

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1,980 members, 48 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)
7
19,940 members, 450 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)
9
9,386 members, 301 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)
10
9,356 members, 116 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)
11
8,789 members, 226 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)
12
8,137 members, 355 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)
13
32,961 members, 1,132 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)
14
17,265 members, 237 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

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)

15
13,665 members, 280 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)
16
9,670 members, 397 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)
17
9,106 members, 187 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)
18
8,985 members, 147 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)
19
7,655 members, 123 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Explanations:

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

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3,725 members, 224 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)
21
3,150 members, 86 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)
22
734 members, 30 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)
23
25,522 members, 1,219 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)
24
16,842 members, 210 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: amanda4242, andomck, sturlington

Thumbs down: ahef1963

25
15,948 members, 729 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: krisa, ahef1963, sturlington

Thumbs down: amanda4242

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12,701 members, 402 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)
27
10,003 members, 255 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)
28
9,536 members, 919 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)
29
8,439 members, 139 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)
30
7,681 members, 616 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)
31
7,611 members, 204 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)
32
7,387 members, 132 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)
33
6,070 members, 222 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)
34
5,140 members, 298 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)
35
5,099 members, 92 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: thecoroner, ahef1963, sturlington

Thumbs down: krisa

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5,079 members, 433 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)
37
4,003 members, 100 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)
38
3,906 members, 44 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy, thecoroner, krisa

Thumbs down: 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)

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3,202 members, 87 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)
40
2,736 members, 201 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)
41
2,617 members, 72 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)
42
2,569 members, 57 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: aulsmith, krisa

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.

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2,233 members, 90 reviews
3.2 stars (3.2 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, krisa

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2,023 members, 116 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)
45
1,986 members, 37 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)
46
1,934 members, 65 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)
47
1,922 members, 115 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)
48
1,700 members, 42 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, krisa

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1,684 members, 46 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)
50
1,430 members, 54 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)
51
1,406 members, 33 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)
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1,243 members, 83 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)
53
1,126 members, 10 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: mkbird, krisa

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894 members, 30 reviews
3.42 stars (3.42 stars)
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749 members, 13 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: aulsmith, krisa

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667 members, 29 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)
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593 members, 19 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: mkbird, krisa

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570 members, 44 reviews
2.84 stars (2.84 stars)
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549 members, 12 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)
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474 members, 6 reviews
4.35 stars (4.35 stars)
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372 members, 13 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)
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34,845 members, 873 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy, sturlington

Thumbs down: ahef1963

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32,973 members, 483 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Explanations:

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

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29,235 members, 849 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, sturlington

Thumbs down: kara.shamy

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

Lists: ahef1963, sturlington

Thumbs down: krisa

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12,758 members, 118 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: andomck, sturlington

Thumbs down: amanda4242

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

Lists: amanda4242, sturlington

Thumbs down: krisa

69
9,118 members, 171 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: thecoroner

70
8,861 members, 103 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

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8,096 members, 95 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: thecoroner

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

Lists: sturlington, ahef1963

Thumbs down: krisa

73
7,260 members, 236 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: krisa

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6,361 members, 139 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: krisa

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5,323 members, 56 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy

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5,145 members, 94 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: andomck

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4,826 members, 121 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

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4,119 members, 274 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: krisa

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4,065 members, 30 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: thecoroner

80
3,982 members, 102 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: krisa

81
3,542 members, 50 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: thecoroner

82
3,118 members, 48 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: sturlington, krisa

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): I found this a bit of a slog and I wouldn't read it again.

83
3,011 members, 51 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: thecoroner

84
2,728 members, 193 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: krisa, sturlington

Thumbs down: kara.shamy

85
2,552 members, 180 reviews
3.33 stars (3.33 stars)

Lists: andomck, sturlington

Thumbs down: krisa

86
2,373 members, 38 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: amanda4242

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2,283 members, 150 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)
88
1,376 members, 45 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)
89
1,187 members, 16 reviews
4.38 stars (4.38 stars)

Lists: aulsmith

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1,123 members, 46 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)
91
932 members, 61 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)
92
916 members, 17 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: krisa

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869 members, 49 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: krisa

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839 members, 35 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: mkbird

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812 members, 30 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: aulsmith

Explanations:

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

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778 members, 54 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)
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742 members, 17 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: krisa

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723 members, 17 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: krisa

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682 members, 12 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: krisa

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668 members, 14 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: krisa

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Started by: sturlington (September 2014)

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