Mainstream slumming on the sci fi side of the street?
April 22, 2007 12:02 PM Subscribe
I just found out that the dystopian/futuristic movie Children of Men
is based on a novel by P.D. James. It made me think of the excellent short story The Machine Stops
by E.M. Forster. It made me wonder: are other examples of mainstream authors experimenting with speculative fiction?
I'm particularly interested in the case where the author is primarily known for mainstream, literature, or a different genre fiction - I thought of the example of Margaret Atwood (who's entry in Wikipedia, incidentally, has singlehandedly destroyed what marginal faith I had in that "reference") but she's really crossed that line several times in more than one fashion.