Genre Bending

Conference Panel

Most genre writers "paint within the lines," but for some that's too restricting. In a bricks-and-mortar bookshop world where genre novels are pigeonholed in confined sections, there are benefits and drawbacks to fusing several genres into one. But all that is changing rapidly with the Internet and e-publishing, where book shelving is virtual. Robert McCammon and Michael Slade take free-thinkers on a wide-ranging discussion about how to genre bend, why they do it, and what the future may hold.