The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Blends

The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Blends

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Genre fiction has always been a complex mixture of themes and elements. The increasing popularity of a€œgenre blends, a€ or fiction that straddles the traditional labels, means greater pleasure for readers but a greater challenge for readersa€™ advisory. In this informative and entertaining book McArdle gets library staff up to speed on these engaging titles, showing how such crossover fiction appeals to fanbases of multiple genres. Complete with booklists, summaries, read-alikes, and thorough indexes, this guide Covers suspense, fantasy, historical fiction, horror, mystery, romance, and science fiction, as well as non-genre titles that dona€™t neatly fit into any categoriesOffers guidance for shelving, displaying, and marketing genre blendsShows how to make the most of online discovery tools in cataloging these titlesIncludes a€œBlend MVPs, a€ a section spotlighting several popular authors who regularly move between genres, and a useful bibliography of additional resources Providing a unique look at how common genres are often combined, this guide will open up new worlds of fiction to readersa€™ advisors and those whom they serve.Fantasy is a genre with many faces and blurry edges, which makesit hard to define. Rooted inour myths, fantasy can creep into virtually any work of fiction, sometimes seemingly without the authora#39;s conscious effort. To beconsidered afantasyanbsp;...

Title:The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Blends
Author: Megan M. McArdle
Publisher:American Library Association - 2014-09-24

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