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BingoDOG - Genre Benders

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

Members: 14 participating members (show all)

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1
37,379 members, 1,072 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Explanations:

Her_Royal_Orangeness (13): sff nominated for Booker

2
6,270 members, 271 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Explanations:

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

3
37,457 members, 1,236 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (8): sff nominated for Baileys/Orange

4
15,396 members, 374 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Explanations:

Her_Royal_Orangeness (12): sff nominated for Booker and Giller

5
40,541 members, 646 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)
6
20,612 members, 894 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Explanations:

Her_Royal_Orangeness (35): sff nominated for Booker

7
16,277 members, 647 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Explanations:

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

8
15,781 members, 508 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Explanations:

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

9
15,422 members, 1,178 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Explanations:

Her_Royal_Orangeness (24): sff nominated for Baileys/Orange

10
14,684 members, 572 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)
11
9,786 members, 409 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)
12
7,674 members, 400 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Explanations:

Her_Royal_Orangeness (23): sff nominated for Baileys/Orange

13
1,380 members, 34 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)
14
25,154 members, 733 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Explanations:

Her_Royal_Orangeness (6): sff nominated for Booker & Costa

15
21,699 members, 374 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)
16
20,826 members, 305 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Explanations:

Her_Royal_Orangeness (45): literary, vampires

17
16,674 members, 414 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Explanations:

Her_Royal_Orangeness (51): historical thriller, literary

18
8,490 members, 600 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Explanations:

Her_Royal_Orangeness (47): literary, apocalyptic, vampires

19
7,514 members, 566 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Explanations:

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

20
2,304 members, 244 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Explanations:

BookLizard (3): Zombie horror/romantic comedy.

21
39,631 members, 2,044 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee

22
33,013 members, 699 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

23
31,217 members, 1,350 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Explanations:

Her_Royal_Orangeness (34): sff nominated for the Pulitzer

24
20,474 members, 382 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Explanations:

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

25
20,427 members, 452 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

26
13,189 members, 196 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Explanations:

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

27
12,968 members, 217 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

28
11,481 members, 706 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

29
8,765 members, 294 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Explanations:

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

30
7,423 members, 192 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Explanations:

Her_Royal_Orangeness (29): sff nominated for Costa

31
6,713 members, 350 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Explanations:

Her_Royal_Orangeness (15): sff nominated for Giller

32
5,345 members, 496 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: hailelib, BookLizard

Thumbs down: electrice

Explanations:

electrice (0): gaslamp

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

33
4,929 members, 320 reviews
3.52 stars (3.52 stars)

Explanations:

Her_Royal_Orangeness (27): sff nominated for Baileys/Orange

34
4,475 members, 288 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Explanations:

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

35
4,388 members, 272 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Explanations:

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

36
4,058 members, 319 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Explanations:

Her_Royal_Orangeness (5): sff nominated for the Pulitzer

37
4,003 members, 295 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

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

38
3,860 members, 272 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

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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.

39
3,324 members, 225 reviews
3.34 stars (3.34 stars)

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

40
3,163 members, 151 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (48): literary, apocalyptic, vampires

41
3,079 members, 150 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (16): sff nominated for Baileys/Orange

42
2,446 members, 116 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (44): cyberpunk + crime/detective

43
2,368 members, 108 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (30): sff nominated for Baileys/Orange

44
2,255 members, 107 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (50): sf, horror, literary

45
1,950 members, 132 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (36): sci-fi space, literary

46
1,895 members, 19 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: hailelib

47
1,876 members, 44 reviews
3.45 stars (3.45 stars)
48
1,737 members, 122 reviews
3.33 stars (3.33 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (49): literary, apocalyptic, zombies

49
1,574 members, 100 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

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

50
1,347 members, 94 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

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

51
1,160 members, 34 reviews
3.46 stars (3.46 stars)

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

52
988 members, 36 reviews
3.51 stars (3.51 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (11): sff nominated for Baileys/Orange

53
982 members, 49 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Explanations:

Her_Royal_Orangeness (43): space opera + crime/detective

54
819 members, 59 reviews
3.54 stars (3.54 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (26): sff nominated for Costa

55
787 members, 52 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

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

56
569 members, 42 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee

57
475 members, 18 reviews
3.46 stars (3.46 stars)

Explanations:

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

58
463 members, 26 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: electrice

59
434 members, 0 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

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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

60
388 members, 17 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

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

61
385 members, 18 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (42): space opera + crime/detective

62
382 members, 49 reviews
3.26 stars (3.26 stars)

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

63
380 members, 23 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (10): sff nominated for Baileys/Orange

64
372 members, 23 reviews
3.37 stars (3.37 stars)

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

65
357 members, 32 reviews
3.25 stars (3.25 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (17): sff nominated for Booker

66
278 members, 8 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

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

67
269 members, 36 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (28): sff nominated for Giller

68
243 members, 7 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (46): literary, vampires

69
79 members, 5 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

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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

70
42 members, 6 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

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

71
7 members, 2 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: exvano

72
6,765 members, 302 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)
73
724 members, 41 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)
74
2,055 members, 127 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Thumbs down: electrice

Explanations:

electrice (0): gaslamp

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About this list

Started by: sturlington (September 2014)

Type: Unnumbered

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