experiment in cyberspace: mutating genre meme

I have been tagged by Bora with a bit complexed meme, more as blogging and scientific experiment in cyberspace evolution and I’d like to see how it has progressed so far, from ‘my grand-grand parent’ to parent. Here are the rules, and my answers:

There are a set of questions below that are all of the form, “The best [subgenre] [medium] in [genre] is…”. Copy the questions, and before answering them, you may modify them in a limited way, carrying out no more than two of these operations:

* You can leave them exactly as is.

* You can delete any one question.

* You can mutate either the genre, medium, or subgenre of any one question. For instance, you could change “The best time travel novel in SF/Fantasy is…” to “The best time travel novel in Westerns is…”, or “The best time travel movie in SF/Fantasy is…”, or “The best romance novel in SF/Fantasy is…”.

* You can add a completely new question of your choice to the end of the list, as long as it is still in the form “The best [subgenre] [medium] in [genre] is…”.

* You must have at least one question in your set, or you’ve gone extinct, and you must be able to answer it yourself, or you’re not viable.

Then answer your possibly mutant set of questions. Please do include a link back to the blog you got them from, to simplify tracing the ancestry, and include these instructions.

Finally, pass it along to any number of your fellow bloggers. Remember, though, your success as a Darwinian replicator is going to be measured by the propagation of your variants, which is going to be a function of both the interest your well-honed questions generate and the number of successful attempts at reproducing them.

My great-grandparent is Metamagician and the Hellfire Club.

My grandparent is Flying Trilobite.

My parent is A Blog Around the Clock.

The best time travel novel in SF/Fantasy is:

Hyperion by Dan Simmons.

The best neo-noir SF film in scientific and cyberpunk dystopias is:

Bladerunner by Ridley Scott.

The best sexy song in rock is:

Rose rouge by St Germain

[edit] as I mixed genres, above is more jazzy-groovy.

The best sexy song in rock is:

Personal Jesus by Depeche Mode.

The best cult novel in ex-Yugoslav fiction is:

A Tomb for Boris Davidovich by Danilo Kis.

I am tagging the following people,this time my Twitter friends, to do the same:

Curt Hopkins

Anatole Fuksas

Uldis Bojars

Paul Jones


  1. Mmmh, it looks like we are on the same page, I was just writing that “Textual plasticity found both in oral and in literary traditions, from papyri to manuscript, from print to digital media supporting shared meaning based on collaboration, corroborate the idea that narratives have to be addressed as emergent features”.

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