Talk:Slipstream (genre)

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Unclear statement[edit]

What does the expression"between science fiction/fantasy or mainstream literary fiction" mean? I assume it means "between science fiction and fantasy, or between science fiction and mainstream literary fiction", but the slash mark makes it confusing. Wakablogger2 (talk) 00:41, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

  • It means "between science fiction and mainstream literary fiction, or between fantasy and mainstream literary fiction". Scifi and fantasy are very similar genres, except that one deals with magic, mythical creatures, and alternate pasts, while the other deals with technology, aliens/mutants, and alternate futures. It's extremely common to group them together as "science fiction/fantasy". A book that is halfway between scifi and fantasy (Dragonriders of Pern comes to mind) will be marked as scifi, fantasy, or scifi/fantasy, based on the balance of the genres and the whims of the person doing the labelling. -- (talk) 23:04, 2 April 2012 (UTC)

Can we get some examples? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:39, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

Could you perhaps give a bit more description to this?[edit]

After having read this definition, I must admit that I have absolutely no better idea as to what slipstream fiction is than when I entered it into the search panel.

It is a cross genre approach that makes you feel wonky? Please, could you give a slightly more elaborate discussion? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:50, 8 May 2014 (UTC)