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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
36,969 members, 574 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

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

2
8,488 members, 129 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

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

3
16,667 members, 359 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

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

4
32,851 members, 950 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

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

5
14,380 members, 347 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

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

6
9,084 members, 388 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

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

7
21,706 members, 506 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

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

8
6,193 members, 313 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
10,697 members, 135 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

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

Thumbs down: krisa

10
10,710 members, 344 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

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

11
10,424 members, 218 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

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

12
15,635 members, 272 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 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
10,754 members, 288 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

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

14
18,958 members, 244 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

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

Thumbs down: ahef1963

15
8,499 members, 141 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

16
35,556 members, 1,185 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

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

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

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

18
2,743 members, 71 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

19
15,287 members, 324 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

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

20
9,903 members, 173 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

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

21
3,572 members, 98 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

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

22
5,403 members, 314 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

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

Thumbs down: merrystar

23
14,462 members, 465 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

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

24
4,942 members, 144 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

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

25
1,233 members, 15 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: mkbird (1), krisa (31)

26
8,894 members, 236 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

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

27
8,100 members, 154 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

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

28
1,749 members, 45 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

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

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

Lists: mkbird (2), krisa (33)

30
7,506 members, 163 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: merrystar (2), krisa (37)

31
2,280 members, 76 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

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

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

Lists: merrystar (5), mkbird (11)

33
2,829 members, 155 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

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

34
1,939 members, 53 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: mkbird (3), sturlington (24)

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

Lists: aulsmith (7), mkbird (10)

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

Lists: mkbird (6), amanda4242 (14)

37
1,119 members, 38 reviews
3.42 stars (3.42 stars)

Lists: mkbird (4), sturlington (25)

38
9,371 members, 160 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: krazy4katz (7), andomck (12)

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

Lists: aulsmith (5), krisa (32)

40
37,188 members, 557 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
5,698 members, 96 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

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

Thumbs down: krisa

42
18,479 members, 829 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

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

Thumbs down: amanda4242

43
38,011 members, 923 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

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

Thumbs down: ahef1963

44
28,719 members, 1,298 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: krisa (8), sturlington (29)

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

Lists: aulsmith (8), sturlington (30)

46
3,011 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
9,705 members, 640 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

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

Thumbs down: krisa

48
6,598 members, 507 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

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

49
2,235 members, 43 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (11), krisa (26)

50
1,693 members, 112 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

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

51
942 members, 61 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

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

52
10,521 members, 778 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: amanda4242 (12), sturlington (35)

53
6,085 members, 335 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: krisa (12), sturlington (36)

54
916 members, 60 reviews
2.82 stars (2.82 stars)

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

55
3,128 members, 221 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: amanda4242 (13), sturlington (38)

56
2,619 members, 143 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: krisa (15), sturlington (39)

57
2,564 members, 97 reviews
3.2 stars (3.2 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (24), krisa (25)

58
2,014 members, 49 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (25), krisa (27)

59
12,556 members, 1,068 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: krisa (20), sturlington (40)

60
8,149 members, 273 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: andomck (22), krisa (36)

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

Lists: thecoroner (16), krisa (55)

62
4,990 members, 308 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: andomck (23), krisa (39)

63
2,923 members, 80 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: krisa (23), sturlington (41)

64
1,618 members, 59 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
6,937 members, 251 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: sturlington (43), krisa (43)

67
3,420 members, 59 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (3)

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

Lists: aulsmith (3)

69
6,146 members, 72 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (4)

70
11,951 members, 305 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: amanda4242 (4), thecoroner (22)

Thumbs down: sturlington

71
4,113 members, 60 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (5)

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

Lists: mkbird (5)

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

Lists: kara.shamy (7)

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

Lists: mkbird (7)

75
4,418 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
639 members, 6 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (8)

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

Lists: mkbird (8)

78
892 members, 30 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (9)

Explanations:

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

79
180 members, 9 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: mkbird (9)

80
5,741 members, 112 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: andomck (13)

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

Lists: kara.shamy (13)

82
2,667 members, 46 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: amanda4242 (15)

83
541 members, 19 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: amanda4242 (16)

85
1,461 members, 20 reviews
4.34 stars (4.34 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (18)

86
9,100 members, 114 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (20)

87
10,763 members, 212 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (21)

88
31,907 members, 895 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (9), sturlington (44)

Thumbs down: kara.shamy

89
10,004 members, 119 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (22)

90
5,707 members, 139 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (23)

91
4,506 members, 31 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (23)

92
14,720 members, 607 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: amanda4242 (10), sturlington (45)

Thumbs down: krisa

93
4,333 members, 351 reviews
3.38 stars (3.38 stars)

Lists: krazy4katz (10), sturlington (46)

Thumbs down: krisa

94
4,423 members, 116 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: krisa (38)

95
3,760 members, 246 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: krisa (14), sturlington (47)

Thumbs down: kara.shamy

96
3,010 members, 207 reviews
3.35 stars (3.35 stars)

Lists: andomck (14), sturlington (48)

Thumbs down: krisa

97
3,613 members, 99 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: krisa (41)

98
1,017 members, 18 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: krisa (44)

99
14,063 members, 141 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: andomck (15), sturlington (49)

Thumbs down: amanda4242

100
1,059 members, 55 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: krisa (45)

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