Meme: Title Blender

I’ve been tagged by Nick Senger at Literary Compass to participate in his Title Blending meme

(I might counter with resurrecting my sf book meme:) )

The idea is to blend two book titles together by using the last word of one title and the first word of the second title. If you want, you can blend the authors’ names too.

Here are my picks, confined (as one might expect at a science fiction blog) to science fiction and fantasy titles.

  • Stranger in a Strange Land That Time Forgot by Robert A. Rice Burroughs
  • Ender’s Game of Thrones by Orson Scott R.R. Martin
  • A Deepness in the Skylark of Space by Vernor E.E. Smith
  • Old Man’s War of the Worlds by H.G. Scalzi
  • American Gods of Red Mars by Neil Stanley Rice Burroughs

Tagging others is hard when there are so many to choose from. So, if you are reading this, consider yourself tagged.

6 thoughts on “Meme: Title Blender”

  1. I made mine a bit different. I didn’t keep all elements of the titles, so with blending SPEAKER OF THE DEAD with SEEKER, I left out “speaker” and made it: SEEKER OF THE DEAD. :)

    I’m a maverick blender!

    Thanks. FUN!

    Mir

  2. Here are mine

    * Trader to the Stars My Destination by Poul Bester

    * Lucifer’s Hammer’s Slammers by David Niven and Jerry Drake

    * Mission of Gravity’s Rainbow by Hal Pynchon

    * Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Look Up? by Philip K. Brunner

    * Lord of Light of Other Days by Roger C Clarke and Stephen Zelazny

  3. >>Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Look Up?

    Oooh, good one! I was looking to use that PKD title and was attcking it from the “android” end. :-S

  4. Okay, here are mine. I did do many in the regulation way of blending, but I also smooshed some others in non-regulation manner. I am vast, I contain a multitude of SF silliness:

    NEVERENDING DUNE by Frank Ende

    (which also says something about how I feel about the sequels plus sequels plus prequel)

    SPIN DOCTOR BLOODMONEY by Robert Charles K. Dick

    TITUS ALONE AGAINST TOMORROW by Mervyn Ellison

    WHEN GRAVITY FAILS, THE FALLING WOMAN by Pat Effinger

    (which I think blended GORGEOUSLY, even poetically)

    NINE TITANS OF CHAOS IN AMBER by John C. Zelazny

    SEEKER OF THE DEAD by Orson Scott McDevitt

    PARABLE OF THE LAST HAWK by Octavia Asaro

    LORD OF THE RINGWORLD by J.R.R. Niven

    A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE UPON THE DEEP by George R.R. Vinge

    STRANGER IN A STRANGE WAY STATION by Clifford D. Heinlein

    THE SHEEP STAND AND LOOK UP ON ZANZIBAR by John John Brunner

    SOLDIER OF THE MISTS OF AVALON by Marion Zimmer Wolfe

    THE HERO AND THE CROWN OF STARS by Kate McKinley

    THE ANUBIS GATES OF HELL by Susan Powers

    DANGEROUS DANDELION WINE by Harlan Bradbury

    THE PHOENIX AND THE MIRROR OF HER DREAMS by Avram Donaldson

    Much fun. THANKS,

    Mir

  5. More Silliness:

    * Behold the Man in the High Castle by Phillip K Moorecock

    * Brave New Worlds of the Imperium by Aldous Laumer

    * The Man Who Sold the Moon is a Harsh Mistress by (Robert A Heinlein)2

    * The Eyes of the Dragonriders of Pern by Stephen McCaffrey

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