Cross-genre

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A cross-genre (or hybrid genre) is a genre in fiction that blends themes and elements from two or more different genres.

Examples[edit]

Well known authors that have written cross-genre novels[edit]

Dean Koontz- His books are almost always found in the horror section of bookstores, but could just as easily be categorized as suspense, thriller, love story, and at times Science Fiction. Although Koontz is often referred to as a horror novelist, he does not consider himself as a horror writer- at least not primarily.

"I write cross-genre books-suspense mixed with love story, with humor, sometimes with two tablespoons of science fiction, sometimes with a pinch of horror, sometimes with a sprinkle of paprika..."[1]

Partial list of cross-genre novels[edit]

Watchers-[2] Dean Koontz has written that: "Watchers was a cross-genre novel."[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Koontz, Dean. "Afterword, Lightening", G.P. Putnam's Sons hardcover edition, January 1988. Berkley Publishing Group, mass market edition, May 1989. p. 360
  2. ^ Koontz, Dean. G.P. Putnam's Sons edition, February 1987. Berkley Publishing Group edition, April 1988.
  3. ^ Koontz, Dean. "Afterword, Lightening", G.P. Putnam's Sons hardcover edition, January 1988. Berkley Publishing Group, mass market edition, May 1989. p. 361