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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)

All members' listSort: Score | Title | Author | Date
1
34,780 members, 1,007 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (13): sff nominated for Booker

2
5,950 members, 261 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

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

3
36,339 members, 1,205 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (8): sff nominated for Baileys/Orange

4
14,722 members, 353 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (12): sff nominated for Booker and Giller

5
38,332 members, 601 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

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sturlington (5): Science fiction, war story, time travel.

6
19,372 members, 855 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

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sturlington (6): Science fiction/alternate history in a very literary style.

Her_Royal_Orangeness (35): sff nominated for Booker

7
15,326 members, 634 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

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

8
15,094 members, 482 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

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sturlington (8): Literary science fiction/dystopia/post-apocalyptic.

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

9
13,594 members, 1,114 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (24): sff nominated for Baileys/Orange

10
9,344 members, 398 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

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sturlington (10): Police procedural alternative history.

11
5,074 members, 326 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (23): sff nominated for Baileys/Orange

12
1,315 members, 31 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)
13
15,932 members, 393 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (51): historical thriller, literary

14
7,961 members, 584 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

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sturlington (14): Science fiction and horror

Her_Royal_Orangeness (47): literary, apocalyptic, vampires

15
6,867 members, 534 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

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

16
29,761 members, 1,317 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (34): sff nominated for the Pulitzer

17
19,192 members, 431 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

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sturlington (17): Western, science fiction, fantasy, and horror.

18
14,067 members, 556 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: hailelib, kiwiflowa, ahef1963

Thumbs down: sturlington

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sturlington (0): Paranormal mystery.

19
12,417 members, 205 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

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sturlington (18): Humorous time travel mystery

20
10,508 members, 673 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

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sturlington (19): Historical time travel

21
6,364 members, 341 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (15): sff nominated for Giller

22
3,992 members, 261 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

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

23
3,641 members, 283 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

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

24
3,139 members, 217 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

25
2,885 members, 139 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (48): literary, apocalyptic, vampires

26
2,817 members, 146 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (16): sff nominated for Baileys/Orange

27
2,143 members, 236 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

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BookLizard (3): Zombie horror/romantic comedy.

28
1,823 members, 41 reviews
3.44 stars (3.44 stars)

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sturlington (26): Mashes up a ghost story, police procedural and futuristic science fiction.

29
1,802 members, 120 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (36): sci-fi space, literary

30
1,790 members, 18 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

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sturlington (27): Futuristic fantasy, folklore, anthropology.

31
449 members, 25 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

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sturlington (29): Crime/science fiction/apocalyptic.

32
352 members, 31 reviews
3.24 stars (3.24 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (17): sff nominated for Booker

33
24,033 members, 710 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

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sturlington (0): DNF

Her_Royal_Orangeness (6): sff nominated for Booker & Costa

34
20,686 members, 352 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: blahme, ahef1963

Thumbs down: sturlington

35
19,883 members, 289 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (45): literary, vampires

36
8,355 members, 285 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

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

37
7,025 members, 187 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (29): sff nominated for Costa

38
5,874 members, 272 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

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sturlington (32): Historical time travel

39
5,061 members, 473 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: hailelib, BookLizard

Thumbs down: electrice

Explanations:

electrice (0): gaslamp

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

40
4,606 members, 313 reviews
3.52 stars (3.52 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (27): sff nominated for Baileys/Orange

41
4,293 members, 278 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

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

42
3,752 members, 267 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 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.

43
3,698 members, 303 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (5): sff nominated for the Pulitzer

44
2,377 members, 114 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (44): cyberpunk + crime/detective

45
2,311 members, 107 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (30): sff nominated for Baileys/Orange

46
2,121 members, 100 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (50): sf, horror, literary

47
1,328 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

48
1,108 members, 32 reviews
3.45 stars (3.45 stars)

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

49
954 members, 34 reviews
3.52 stars (3.52 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (11): sff nominated for Baileys/Orange

50
913 members, 46 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (43): space opera + crime/detective

51
794 members, 56 reviews
3.54 stars (3.54 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (26): sff nominated for Costa

52
740 members, 51 reviews
3.54 stars (3.54 stars)

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

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

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sturlington (31): Western-fantasy

54
524 members, 41 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee

55
459 members, 18 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

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

56
418 members, 0 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 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

57
370 members, 16 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

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

58
366 members, 19 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (42): space opera + crime/detective

59
358 members, 46 reviews
3.31 stars (3.31 stars)

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

60
327 members, 23 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (10): sff nominated for Baileys/Orange

61
322 members, 23 reviews
3.36 stars (3.36 stars)

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

62
260 members, 35 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (28): sff nominated for Giller

63
252 members, 7 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

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

64
225 members, 7 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (46): literary, vampires

65
74 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

66
40 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

67
7 members, 2 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: exvano

68
36,885 members, 1,986 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee

Thumbs down: sturlington

69
31,318 members, 675 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Thumbs down: sturlington

70
19,191 members, 360 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

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

71
12,597 members, 192 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

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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
1,574 members, 110 reviews
3.34 stars (3.34 stars)

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sturlington (0): DNF

Her_Royal_Orangeness (49): literary, apocalyptic, zombies

73
1,456 members, 92 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

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

74
1,958 members, 122 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 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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