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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
38,361 members, 603 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

2
9,622 members, 155 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

3
17,157 members, 371 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

4
34,835 members, 1,008 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

5
14,736 members, 353 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

6
10,851 members, 228 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

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

7
9,352 members, 398 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

8
20,439 members, 289 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
22,315 members, 521 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

10
805 members, 29 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

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

11
6,885 members, 336 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
8,780 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
3,715 members, 104 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

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

14
2,860 members, 70 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

15
15,813 members, 340 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

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

16
11,157 members, 141 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington, krisa

17
11,250 members, 352 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

18
3,016 members, 157 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

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

19
1,256 members, 15 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: mkbird (1), krisa (31)

20
11,422 members, 302 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

21
673 members, 19 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

Lists: mkbird (2), krisa (33)

22
1,027 members, 66 reviews
3.49 stars (3.49 stars)

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

23
7,918 members, 175 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: merrystar (2), krisa (37)

24
2,401 members, 83 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

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

25
923 members, 38 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: merrystar (5), mkbird (11)

26
993 members, 63 reviews
2.83 stars (2.83 stars)

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

27
19,630 members, 252 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington, ahef1963

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

Lists: aulsmith (7), mkbird (10)

29
12,402 members, 315 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: amanda4242 (4), thecoroner (22)

30
3,253 members, 229 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: sturlington (6), amanda4242 (13)

31
444 members, 13 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: mkbird (6), amanda4242 (14)

32
9,676 members, 169 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: krazy4katz (7), andomck (12)

33
839 members, 15 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (5), krisa (32)

34
38,497 members, 578 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
1,692 members, 63 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: sturlington (7), krisa (29)

36
3,153 members, 70 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.

37
2,293 members, 43 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (11), krisa (26)

38
2,540 members, 103 reviews
3.21 stars (3.21 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (24), krisa (25)

39
2,116 members, 51 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (25), krisa (27)

40
8,358 members, 285 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: andomck (22), krisa (36)

41
608 members, 8 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (16), krisa (55)

42
5,267 members, 325 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: andomck (23), krisa (39)

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

Lists: andomck (25), krisa (50)

44
3,531 members, 61 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (3)

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

Lists: aulsmith (3)

46
36,362 members, 1,205 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: krisa (7), ahef1963 (7)

Thumbs down: sturlington

47
6,444 members, 77 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (4)

48
4,355 members, 63 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (5)

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

Lists: mkbird (5)

50
15,337 members, 635 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: sturlington (8), amanda4242 (10)

Thumbs down: krisa

51
10,145 members, 185 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
4,557 members, 49 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 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
613 members, 7 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (8)

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

Lists: mkbird (8)

57
3,994 members, 261 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: sturlington (9), krisa (14)

Thumbs down: kara.shamy

58
906 members, 29 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
180 members, 9 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: mkbird (9)

60
5,960 members, 336 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington, merrystar

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

Lists: kara.shamy (13)

62
15,107 members, 482 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (13), andomck (18)

Thumbs down: sturlington

63
2,761 members, 48 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Lists: amanda4242 (15)

64
5,261 members, 154 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: krisa (13), andomck (19)

Thumbs down: sturlington

65
4,287 members, 280 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: sturlington (10), andomck (27)

Thumbs down: amanda4242

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

Lists: amanda4242 (16)

69
9,445 members, 123 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (20)

70
11,292 members, 222 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (21)

71
10,370 members, 122 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (22)

72
5,983 members, 145 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (23)

73
4,612 members, 31 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (23)

74
9,446 members, 250 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: andomck (20), krisa (22)

Thumbs down: sturlington

75
8,176 members, 158 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: krisa (21), andomck (24)

Thumbs down: sturlington

76
4,512 members, 119 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: krisa (38)

77
3,717 members, 103 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: krisa (41)

78
1,838 members, 46 reviews
3.47 stars (3.47 stars)

Lists: andomck (21), krisa (30)

Thumbs down: sturlington

79
1,043 members, 18 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: krisa (44)

80
1,093 members, 58 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: krisa (45)

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

Lists: krisa (46)

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

Lists: krisa (47)

83
796 members, 16 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: krisa (48)

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

Lists: krisa (49)

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

Lists: krisa (51)

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

Lists: krisa (52)

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

Lists: krisa (53)

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

Lists: krisa (54)

89
457 members, 12 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: krisa (56)

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

Lists: krisa (57)

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

Lists: krisa (58)

92
424 members, 8 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: krisa (59)

93
365 members, 12 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: krisa (60)

94
348 members, 6 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: krisa (61)

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

Lists: krisa (62)

96
326 members, 23 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: krisa (63)

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

Lists: krisa (64)

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

Lists: krisa (65)

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

Lists: krisa (66)

100
272 members, 5 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: krisa (67)

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