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- Slipstream is a kind of fantastic or non-realistic fiction that crosses conventional genre boundaries between science fiction/fantasy or mainstream literary fiction. Slipstream falls between speculative fiction and mainstream fiction. While some slipstream novels employ elements of science fiction or fantasy, not all do. The common unifying factor of these pieces of literature is some degree of the surreal, the not-entirely-real, or the markedly anti-real. Many readers who have never heard the term slipstream will still recognize the names of authors whose works have been categorized (by some) as slipstream. These include Paul Auster, Margaret Atwood, Douglas Coupland, Angela Carter, Steve Erickson, Karen Joy Fowler, Robert F. Jones, Haruki Murakami, Christopher Priest, Steve Aylett, Jan Wildt, J. G. Ballard, Jorge Luis Borges and William S. Burroughs.
Top 10 Most Popular stories in this genre EVER!MOTORWAY ON THE BEACH (4705), THE WISHING WELL (1792), 'r cariadau (1588), THE DOOR (1577), OVER THERE (1510), EVERYBODY HURTS (1475), Quiet Traveler (1383), The Dream (1380), 2008 Nobel Prize for Literature (1348), Death of the Author (1291),
- THE MEMORY STICK Part One, by actung, Length in chars; 11,376
Date added: 2013-06-14 Total reads: 111
- lady luck, by uranusurhonor, Length in chars; 9,324
Date added: 2013-06-02 Total reads: 236
- blood,sweat and tears , by uranusurhonor, Length in chars; 15,065
Date added: 2013-05-28 Total reads: 310
- I'M NOT CRAZY!, by uranusurhonor, Length in chars; 21,954
Date added: 2013-04-17 Total reads: 172
- RIDER Part Eleven, by JohnSachu, Length in chars; 32,671
Date added: 2013-03-30 Total reads: 181
- Shannon unwisely saves someone from a life threatening situation without thinking it through and then works on a way to correct it.
- Sum of Life, by Ekrons, Length in chars; 2,629
Date added: 2013-03-01 Total reads: 208
- A story about life (and death) and what happens in between.
- Girl Worth Fighting For, by Becky, Length in chars; 6,794
Date added: 2013-02-28 Total reads: 372
- Pari, a model, presents a youtube video, two men want her, who will win her?
- the lemonade stand, by uranusurhonor, Length in chars; 10,556
Date added: 2012-12-13 Total reads: 969
- RIDER Part Ten, by JohnSachu, Length in chars; 40,057
Date added: 2012-11-28 Total reads: 613
- Shannon runs from the police but learns the hard way that good deeds often aren't rewarded.
- Revelin's Lament - A Gift of Temenos - Prologue: The Formation of Stones, by ryburndl, Length in chars; 8,615
Date added: 2012-11-27 Total reads: 277
- “...In like manner the Philosophers would have the Quadrangle reduced into a Triangle, that is, into a Body, Spirit and Soul, which three appear in the three previous colours before Redness...."
- The Utterance continued, by jamesfantom, Length in chars; 2,708
Date added: 2012-11-12 Total reads: 342
- What hides in those frightening moments that are beyond our control?
- RIDER Part Nine, by JohnSachu, Length in chars; 29,832
Date added: 2012-11-09 Total reads: 633
- In a quest, of sorts, Shannon looks for ways to use her life and tallents in a meaningful way.
- RIDER Part Eight, by JohnSachu, Length in chars; 54,853
Date added: 2012-11-07 Total reads: 670
- Shannon accidentally discovers another machine she likes and buys it, meeting new people and encountering yet another strange event.
- The Utterance, by jamesfantom, Length in chars; 1,776
Date added: 2012-11-06 Total reads: 335
- Have you ever had a moment in life where you knew you were in trouble and there was nothing you could do about it?
- RIDER Part Seven, by JohnSachu, Length in chars; 56,696
Date added: 2012-10-22 Total reads: 463
- Shannon meets Terry's gaming friends but discovers a new 'ability' and speculates on how to use it.
- RIDER Part Six, by JohnSachu, Length in chars; 38,884
Date added: 2012-10-14 Total reads: 377
- Shannon meets an older, man and it looks like she's got an additional riding buddy.
- RIDER Part Five, by JohnSachu, Length in chars; 27,051
Date added: 2012-10-10 Total reads: 310
- Shannon worries that Terry will be forced to leave town and takes steps to keep him there, But is it a good thing? she wonders.
- RIDER Part Four, by JohnSachu, Length in chars; 52,483
Date added: 2012-10-05 Total reads: 473
- Shannon and Terry take a road trip to the next big town in the area and discover a mutual interest.
- RIDER Part Three, by JohnSachu, Length in chars; 37,390
Date added: 2012-10-01 Total reads: 415
- Getting settled in Scottsbluff, Shannon has her stresses, but when she meets a young man, near her age, she begins to let her hair down, so to speak, and tries to enjoy the pleasure of this new experience of real friendship.
- RIDER Part Two, by JohnSachu, Length in chars; 25,526
Date added: 2012-09-30 Total reads: 496
- Out in the vast plain of Nebraska, Shannon gets caught in a freak thunder storm. Almost out of food and money, she discovers new ways of getting it.
- RIDER Part One, by JohnSachu, Length in chars; 33,275
Date added: 2012-09-28 Total reads: 588
- This first part introduces Shannon Cutler who runs away from home and for a while, travels aimlessly through mid-west America looking for a better life. No metaphycal in this intro' but in the next part, already written, for certain. Hope you enjoy.
- THE EDGE OF PERIPHERY, by Wordsmith, Length in chars; 12,252
Date added: 2012-08-23 Total reads: 377
- Writer Marshall Malone discovers that his vision is not the only issue he's facing...
- Ramona's Wish, by BobboFCM, Length in chars; 5,166
Date added: 2012-06-22 Total reads: 760
- Dreams do come true.
- Maam, by BobboFCM, Length in chars; 999
Date added: 2012-06-19 Total reads: 750
- Confession, by BobboFCM, Length in chars; 1,234
Date added: 2012-06-10 Total reads: 918
- RIP My Friend, by BobboFCM, Length in chars; 1,002
Date added: 2012-05-28 Total reads: 510
- The Blue And White Striped Dress, by BobboFCM, Length in chars; 1,087
Date added: 2012-05-25 Total reads: 769
- Life's smiles?
- A Lucky Number, by NewShape, Length in chars; 8,823
Date added: 2012-05-23 Total reads: 628
- A 'Friday the 13th' victim tries to save himself from his inevitable fate.
- Bees (the rumor), by BobboFCM, Length in chars; 5,476
Date added: 2012-05-22 Total reads: 502
- Portent of confusion..........
- ATO-LIFE-MIC, by MM, Length in chars; 17,726
Date added: 2012-05-09 Total reads: 672
- Is there such a thing as a world too small to be shared?
- Tattooed Tuesday, by leroyvaughn, Length in chars; 10,075
Date added: 2012-02-28 Total reads: 590
- A free lance writer is in Las Vegas on assignment. He begins to observe tattooed people as he contemplates the future of the tattoo craze.
- The Calming Waters of Home (Chapter 1), by JoshCo, Length in chars; 16,874
Date added: 2012-01-28 Total reads: 434
- A boy wakes up in an offworldly place. Chapter 1 of a developing story.
- Shepardess of Stone, by ryburndl, Length in chars; 10,462
Date added: 2011-10-16 Total reads: 453
- Further excerpts from the Notebooks of Juan Beauregaard-Montez
- SCENT, by actung, Length in chars; 27,595
Date added: 2011-05-30 Total reads: 1128
- This story was written in collaboration with fellow SF writer and friend REITOA
- My Angel, by Reitoa, Length in chars; 4,777
Date added: 2011-04-05 Total reads: 948
- she wants to die.. but can't
- The Dream, by tari, Length in chars; 3,452
Date added: 2011-04-01 Total reads: 1380
- I've placed this under 'slipstream' because of the 'outworldly' feel of it.. hope you like.
- The Awakening, by LoneRanger, Length in chars; 23,131
Date added: 2011-03-25 Total reads: 922
- The mind seeks perception, but perception seeks to limit the mind. Can the mind fight off seemingly inevitable captivity?
- Revelin's Lament, by ryburndl, Length in chars; 16,250
Date added: 2011-01-06 Total reads: 1177
- A slip of time, a small purpose for maintaining existence....
- BROTHERS OF THE VILLAGE - HEROES, VILLANS AND GHOSTS Part Two, by actung, Length in chars; 6,737
Date added: 2010-11-17 Total reads: 853
- second and final part of the third Installment of this story.
- BROTHERS OF THE VILLAGE - HEROES, VILLANS AND GHOSTS Part One, by actung, Length in chars; 6,516
Date added: 2010-11-06 Total reads: 1154
- First part of the third installment in the series.
- BROTHERS OF THE VILLAGE - THE BEGINING Part Three, by actung, Length in chars; 6,420
Date added: 2010-08-27 Total reads: 1005
- Final part of the prequel
- BROTHERS OF THE VILLAGE - THE BEGINING Part Two, by actung, Length in chars; 5,528
Date added: 2010-07-24 Total reads: 981
- BROTHERS OF THE VILLAGE - THE BEGINING Part One, by actung, Length in chars; 7,933
Date added: 2010-07-13 Total reads: 1003
- A prequel to the previously submitted 'Brothers Of The Village' story
- Bottled Air, by insensiblegradations, Length in chars; 11,222
Date added: 2010-04-06 Total reads: 807
- A man nearing the end of his tether is discovered in the abandoned control tower of a small airfield...
- BROTHERS OF THE VILLAGE, by actung, Length in chars; 31,869
Date added: 2009-08-17 Total reads: 1198
- OVER THERE, by actung, Length in chars; 2,697
Date added: 2009-07-19 Total reads: 1510
- What's that over there? Can you see?
- MOTORWAY ON THE BEACH, by actung, Length in chars; 2,527
Date added: 2009-07-09 Total reads: 4705
- Dreams are so strange
- THE DOOR, by actung, Length in chars; 6,874
Date added: 2009-07-02 Total reads: 1577
- The appearance of a wooden door in a brick wall at the end of the back garden creates a gateway to another place.
- THE WISHING WELL, by actung, Length in chars; 8,873
Date added: 2009-06-27 Total reads: 1792
- Someone from my future comes back to the present to change his past
- A Story of Sorts... , by Bob_banana, Length in chars; 7,083
Date added: 2008-12-14 Total reads: 869
- A short non-sensical and fictitious look on Sean Connery's youth and a critique of his role in Finding Forester
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