The Slipstream Question
One of my favorite books in the Tachyon arsenal is Feeling Very Strange: The Slipstream Anthology. I like to recommend it when people ask me for book suggestions, but this always leads to the question "But what is Slipstream?" and apparently I'm not the only one getting asked this question.
Short Answer: Fiction that straddles genres, hanging out somewhere between literature, science fiction, fantasy, and pop culture
Joke Answer: Gene Roddenberry's alternative to Warp Drive
Long Answer: ...well, for that I will now hand you over to the Science Fiction Research Association. Ready to get schooled in Slipstream? This is the class for you: Slipstream 101.