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Speculative Fiction: 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
38,984 members, 617 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

2
9,989 members, 162 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

3
17,308 members, 376 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

4
35,337 members, 1,021 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

5
14,890 members, 355 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

6
11,008 members, 230 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

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

7
9,466 members, 401 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

8
20,687 members, 290 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 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)

9
22,504 members, 526 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

10
810 members, 29 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Lists: sturlington (1), aulsmith (4), krisa (16)

11
7,078 members, 346 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

Explanations:

sturlington (0): 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

12
8,873 members, 147 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

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

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Explanations:

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

13
3,772 members, 106 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: sturlington (2), andomck (8), ahef1963 (17)

14
2,920 members, 72 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

15
15,936 members, 343 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

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

16
11,289 members, 144 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington, krisa

17
11,382 members, 356 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

18
3,110 members, 161 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

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

19
1,261 members, 16 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: mkbird (1), krisa (31)

20
11,603 members, 307 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

21
680 members, 21 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

Lists: mkbird (2), krisa (33)

22
1,057 members, 66 reviews
3.47 stars (3.47 stars)

Lists: sturlington (4), kara.shamy (11)

23
8,014 members, 175 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: merrystar (2), krisa (37)

24
2,455 members, 86 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

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

25
931 members, 39 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: merrystar (5), mkbird (11)

26
1,025 members, 63 reviews
2.84 stars (2.84 stars)

Lists: sturlington (5), kara.shamy (12)

27
19,860 members, 258 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington, ahef1963

28
659 members, 15 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (7), mkbird (10)

29
12,662 members, 323 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: amanda4242 (4), thecoroner (22)

30
3,309 members, 233 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: sturlington (6), amanda4242 (13)

31
448 members, 14 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: mkbird (6), amanda4242 (14)

32
9,802 members, 171 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: krazy4katz (7), andomck (12)

33
841 members, 15 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (5), krisa (32)

34
38,969 members, 584 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 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.

35
1,717 members, 63 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: sturlington (7), krisa (29)

36
3,212 members, 70 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 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.

37
2,313 members, 43 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (11), krisa (26)

38
2,557 members, 105 reviews
3.22 stars (3.22 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (24), krisa (25)

39
2,150 members, 51 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (25), krisa (27)

40
8,475 members, 286 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: andomck (22), krisa (36)

41
617 members, 9 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (16), krisa (55)

42
5,335 members, 329 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: andomck (23), krisa (39)

43
688 members, 19 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: andomck (25), krisa (50)

44
3,571 members, 63 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (3)

45
210 members, 8 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (3)

46
36,665 members, 1,216 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: krisa (7), ahef1963 (7)

Thumbs down: sturlington

47
6,552 members, 80 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (4)

48
4,556 members, 66 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (5)

49
473 members, 6 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: mkbird (5)

50
15,570 members, 636 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: sturlington (8), amanda4242 (10)

Thumbs down: krisa

51
10,234 members, 186 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (6), krisa (19)

Thumbs down: sturlington

52
642 members, 6 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (7)

53
281 members, 1 review
3.41 stars (3.41 stars)

Lists: mkbird (7)

54
4,610 members, 50 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 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)

55
623 members, 7 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (8)

56
249 members, 5 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: mkbird (8)

57
4,099 members, 265 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: sturlington (9), krisa (14)

Thumbs down: kara.shamy

58
917 members, 31 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (9)

Explanations:

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

59
181 members, 9 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: mkbird (9)

60
6,091 members, 348 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington, merrystar

61
264 members, 30 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (13)

62
15,235 members, 491 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (13), andomck (18)

Thumbs down: sturlington

63
2,783 members, 47 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: amanda4242 (15)

64
5,341 members, 159 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: krisa (13), andomck (19)

Thumbs down: sturlington

65
4,443 members, 288 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: sturlington (10), andomck (27)

Thumbs down: amanda4242

66
559 members, 19 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: amanda4242 (16)

69
9,533 members, 124 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (20)

70
11,467 members, 222 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (21)

71
10,474 members, 125 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (22)

72
6,063 members, 152 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (23)

73
4,674 members, 32 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (23)

74
9,573 members, 255 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: andomck (20), krisa (22)

Thumbs down: sturlington

75
8,232 members, 160 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: krisa (21), andomck (24)

Thumbs down: sturlington

76
4,568 members, 120 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: krisa (38)

77
3,749 members, 105 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: krisa (41)

78
1,864 members, 46 reviews
3.48 stars (3.48 stars)

Lists: andomck (21), krisa (30)

Thumbs down: sturlington

79
1,053 members, 18 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: krisa (44)

80
1,103 members, 59 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: krisa (45)

81
792 members, 20 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: krisa (46)

82
802 members, 20 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: krisa (47)

83
800 members, 16 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: krisa (48)

84
725 members, 17 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: krisa (49)

85
569 members, 15 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: krisa (51)

86
527 members, 10 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: krisa (52)

87
571 members, 5 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: krisa (53)

88
513 members, 6 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: krisa (54)

89
462 members, 12 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: krisa (56)

90
460 members, 12 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: krisa (57)

91
414 members, 13 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: krisa (58)

92
427 members, 8 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: krisa (59)

93
367 members, 12 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: krisa (60)

94
350 members, 6 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: krisa (61)

95
337 members, 4 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: krisa (62)

96
327 members, 23 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: krisa (63)

97
303 members, 1 review
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: krisa (64)

98
303 members, 7 reviews
3.47 stars (3.47 stars)

Lists: krisa (65)

99
294 members, 12 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: krisa (66)

100
276 members, 5 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: krisa (67)

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