Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Genre map

Some weird choices on here, but fun anyway: http://popchartlab.com/products/a-plotting-of-fiction-genres. So far we’ve covered Apocalyptic (The Road), Biopunk (The Windup Girl), and Historical Romance (Wolf Hall). Correct one bad judgment call on the chart (listing Gaiman’s Anansi Boys instead of American Gods) and we’d also have Mythic Fantasy. In the next few months, One Hundred Years of Solitude (our April choice) will add Magic Realism, and Neuromancer (August) will cover Cyberpunk. 

That still leaves Bizarro Fic, among other sub-subgenres we’ve somehow managed to ignore. Ass Goblins of Auschwitz, anyone?  

1 comment:

  1. Only if we can read it in tandem with The Haunted Vagina.