Are you a Sci Fi fan, but ready for a new twist in your reading? Are you an avid Mystery reader, but looking for something a little different – but not TOO different?  “Genreblending” between Science Fiction and other genres isn’t new, but it’s a lot bigger now and offers just the right mix for some people, whether as a temporary diversion or a newly discovered passion. Science Fiction and Fantasy have been together a long time, but want to try Sci Fi and Mystery? Read on!

Here are some “reading cocktails” to explore, from my favorite “genre finds” book, Genreflecting by Diana Tixier Herald:

Try these three classics by Isaac Asimov, pairing a robot and human detectives:

The Caves of Steel.     The Naked Sun.     The Robots of Dawn.

Yep, we've still got 'em at the Library.

If you’re up for an ebook, try J.D. Robb’s Eve Dallas series, starting with Naked in Death, set in the 21st century, starring supercop Eve Dallas, a New York police lieutenant, In a world of danger and deception, where she walks the line--between seductive passion and scandalous murder. For added adventure, try a different format for each book in the series, from vintage CD audiobooks to timeless paper and ink and back again.

     Happy Genreblending! Let me know how you liked the experience. Love to hear from you.

PS - why does a Nora Roberts romance show up right next to J D Robb's Naked in Death in the catalog keyword search? Why it's because Nora Roberts and J.D. Robb are the same person, of course (and she refers to the Robb book in her Roberts book description)...mystery solved!

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