I LOVE genre benders, which are works that don’t stick to one genre, but that mix them and bend them and break every rule to be something new and unseen before ! I’ve had some ideas on Genre Benders I’ve either never seen before or would love to see more of !
Sci-fi x Fantasy
I’d love to see a combination, somehow, of robots and magic! Or, in the way of the Grishaverse, magic-like science in the future or in an another world. Or some kind of twist like that. Somebody said that any science, if advanced enough, becomes indistinguishable from magic. I forgot who. And I’m not gonna google it for the sake of looking like a genius 😂
Anyhow, imagine with me a book in which there are faeries and dwarves and golems. Swords and shields and arrows. Magic-like performances. Only to realize at about 50 pages away from the end that it’s some kind of huge twisted social and biological experiment somewhere around the year 2314, to determine how humanity would do were these discoveries released into the populace.
If you know a book like that, hit me up please. I’d love to read it. But I may have just spoiled you on the future book I’m gonna write. Well then, too bad, because if I didn’t I’d have nothing to write in this post 😂
Fantasy x Cookbook
Stop frowning, it’s not entirely prepostrous. It would look a bit like this:
* 1 Time Travel Machine
* 1 dying fire golem
* 1 desperate friend
* 2 missing sidekicks
Time: 30 min from the apocalypse
Throw dying fire golem in oven for 20 min. Once red, take out of the oven, use the time machine to time travel 1 day ago, assassinate leader of The MSC, The Mad Scientist Commity causing said apocalypse.
Or something like that. Hey, I might write a book like this one day. I don’t even know how to cook properly, so this is perfect to butcher some recipes and make some fiction XD
Thriller x Fantasy
The only book I know that is like this is Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody. I loved it so much and I think this should be a genre in and of itself ! If it isn’t already *feels small* But wouldn’t it be awesome to see more books like this ? We’ve seen so much fantasy worldbuilding and can get used to new world pretty fast by now. Why not introduce a new center of attention to keep it intriguing from both sides; events and setting ?
Thriller in Verse
I wish I could see more of this genre. This post is scheduled (Yup, plot twist: you’re totally talking to Past Me. Don’t worry, future readers, Future Me will totally be there for you too. ) But at the moment I’m writing, I’m reading an eARC that’s just like this. It’s called Mr.Either/Or and I’m liking the idea and the way it’s action-packed, but there’s nothing WOW so far. Some facets of thriller prose are somewhat impaired in verse. Hope it gets better !