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August 7: Books You’d Mash Together (pick two books you think would make an epic story if combined)

This is a tough one!  Order is random.

1 & 2) Elon Musk; Ashlee Vance & The Martian; Andy Weir. I think Elon Musk on Mars, trapped with Mark would either end in disaster… or spectacularly well. If this was a strictly fictional version of the real person, I would watch that.

3 & 4) The Hogfather; Terry Pratchett & The Girl in the Green Silk Gown; Seanan McGuire. I want to see Susan and Rose take on the world. And Death’s granddaughter and a ghost make a sensible team.

5 & 6) Lumberjanes; Shannon Watters & Furiously Happy; Jenny Lawson. I want Jenny to run the camp for a day. It would be amazing. She could roll with the weirdness, and organize an awesome craft.

7 & 8) The Plastic Magician; Charlie Holmberg & Wildfire; Ilona Andrews. I’m not sure if Alvie and Nevada (and their respective partners) would kill each other or not. But if they survived their encounter, these two mixed magic and science worlds meeting would be fascinating.

9& 10) Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen; Lois McMaster Bujold & Honor Among Thieves; Rachel Caine, Ann Aguirre. Zara and Cordelia’s worlds have some thing in common, and enough differences to create an interesting story.

About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

4 responses »

  1. Ellie says:

    Elon Musk plus The Martian? I don’t know whether that would be amazing or appalling! Definitely a genius mash-up though!

  2. readingrecluses says:

    Elon Musk and The Martian is an interesting combination! 🙂 Would definitely follow that story

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