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Science Fiction 33 56.90%
Fantasy 29 50.00%
Crime/Mystery/Thriller 15 25.86%
Romance 11 18.97%
Supernatural/Horror 13 22.41%
General/Mainstream 6 10.34%
Literary/Classics 9 15.52%
Other 10 17.24%
What's Genre mean? 0 0%
I don't believe in Genre, it's a ridiculous construct of marketing people. 1 1.72%
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Old 03-19-2009, 12:59 PM   #16
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Same here; I'd add
  • Psychology (several sud-divisions here)
  • Sociology (several sud-divisions here too)
  • Management "sciences"
  • Archaeology
not to mention sub-sub-divisions like : history of the sciences.
On the other hand, you maybe aren't beginning a PhD dissertation, are you?
I should have put in NON-FICTION, but it's so subdivided by category I'd need about three pages of choices. As to my own tastes, I don't read as much in traditional genres as I used to; there's only so many times a detective can solve the case, a hero/heroine can save the world and...well you get my point. I veer more towards slipstream or magic realism now, which I suppose would fit in the literary and general categories. I'm liking smaller stories about odd people in odd situations more and more.
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I'm liking smaller stories about odd people in odd situations more and more.
Have you tried Magnus Mills? He definitely ticks those boxes - I have no idea if his books are available as ebooks though - and if you do go for pbook, go for the older editions as the covers are far better (especially for Restraint of Beasts)
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Have you tried Magnus Mills? He definitely ticks those boxes - I have no idea if his books are available as ebooks though - and if you do go for pbook, go for the older editions as the covers are far better (especially for Restraint of Beasts)
Thanks for the recommendation. I looked him up on Google books, and the book - Restraint of Beasts - has been scanned in upside down I'm assuming it's been scanned upside down and it wasn't somehow done that way on purpose. http://books.google.com/books?id=56n...ls&output=html
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Thanks for the recommendation. I looked him up on Google books, and the book - Restraint of Beasts - has been scanned in upside down I'm assuming it's been scanned upside down and it wasn't somehow done that way on purpose. http://books.google.com/books?id=56n...ls&output=html
I can't think why Google would have done it on purpose - it certainly won't add to the story!
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I think I might read this author next on your recommendation, after I've finished the brilliant Kelly Link short story collections.
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I don't like sci-fi or fantasy. I've never read a typical romance novels, most of which is for the heterosexual market.
Due to a general procrastination, I have not surveyed the following links myself, though the source (Patricia) is enough that I have bookmarked them, but I thought you might be interested in the following:

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Here's an Australian site which aims to support gay authors and readers. It has a number of novels and stories which are freely available, though in PDF.
http://www.gay-ebooks.com.au/

And there's a companion site with lesbian literature:
http://www.lesbian-ebooks.com.au/
(From: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30695 )

I must admit that my experience with "gay fiction" has rarely been edifying, finding more interest in stuff of a biographical or autobiographical nature when I do find it. Saying that, one of my favourite books of recent times was Night Letters by Robert Dessaix, however I suspect it may have had an autobiographical element, and it is only superficially about a romance - a ménage à trois perhaps - between the letter-writer, the recipient, and a lovingly portrayed Venice, Italy (with other geographical "loves" en route).

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