Tuesday, 7 August 2018

TTT (29) - Genres I Like to See Mashed Together

Top Ten Tuesdays is hosted over at That Artsy Reader Girl. Read up on the rules here and join in on the Top Ten Tuesday fun.

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This week the theme is books that you'd mash together, and this week's post by That Artsy Reader girl can be found here.

I'm not so much for mashing books together, as I'm in favour of mashing genres.

For example if someone would write about Jane Austen's Mr. Darcy in space? I'd be all over that. In fact, all of my favourite books should get a space retelling.
The Count of Monte Cristo in space, thankfully has been done. Here's my review of Song of Edmon by Adam Burch.


If you like anime I highly, highly recommend you watch Gankutsuou. The Count is some sort of space vampire in that adaptation. It's loosely based on the novel and most of the story is told from the point of view of Albert Morcerf. Amazing soundtrack!


I love when fantasy and science fiction are being mashed together and create something entirely new in a fantastic way. Tom Toner's Amaranthine Spectrum is such a book.

  

So, who is up for writing me Pride and Prejudice or Jane Eyre in space? I'd pre-order it today.

18 comments:

  1. I don't actually read a lot of books that take place in space, but I do love Jane Austen's work and Jane Eyre. A retelling in space could be interesting! Here is our Top Ten Tuesday

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    1. I hope one day there will be one.

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  2. Sounds cool! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  3. I think a lot of books would work well retold in space. I have to say The Count of Monte cristo getting that treatment has me curious- I'll have to check THAT book out. I like the idea of space vampires too...

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    1. Honestly Greg, if you enjoy anime, this is such a wonderful series! Maybe it's just me, but I'm a bit in love with it.

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  4. Now that I think about it... I haven't read a lot of books that takes place in space. I can name just two on the top of my head. You have awaken and inner desire in me LOL

    Elle Inked @ Keep on Reading

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  5. I was just thinking about that the other day. Why do our favorite fantasy races never go into space? Maybe I'll write something like that someday.

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  6. Mr Darcy in space? That actually piques my interest about sci-fi again!

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  7. Mr. Darcy in space sounds pretty good to me too!

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  8. Okay...Gankutsuou is going to the top of my "anime to watch" list (currently just started One Piece, so...that might be a minute). But you had me at "space vampire" :D

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    1. I hope you'll enjoy it, it's definitely one of my favourites.

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  9. You know what, I wouldn't mind some Jane Austen in space. The more I think about it, the more I love the idea.

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  10. There's a Jane Eyre retelling just come out, I think? It's called Brightly Burning. Looks so good! I'd love to see more retellings set in space, too :)

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  11. I would definitely read Jane Eyre or Pride and Prejudice in space! If I even hear a suggestion of a Pride and Prejudice retelling, I just have to read the book :)

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  12. oh man I haven't read any of these! What is wrong with me?? I should! I love when fantasy and science fiction are being mashed together too! That's why I adored the Lunar Chronicles! Have you read it?

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