Genre?

Genre? Who needs a genre? When I tell people I’ve written a novel coming out soon, I’m often asked, “What’s it about? What kind of book is it?”

There’s the thing. It really defies any attempt at classification. Is it a thriller? Science fiction? Fantasy? Speculative fiction? Disaster fiction? Re-imagined history? Supernatural? All of the above in part, but none in full.

I’m reminded of the old Paul Simon song off Graceland where the lyrics go, “These are the days of miracle and wonder” and that possibly describes it best. It’s the kind of novel that shows many-genred faces of the same theme, and sometimes when I read it, I think, “Who wrote this?”

83 days to go.

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