50 Subgenres Challenge

I’m doing this challenge in an attempt to branch out a bit – I usually stick to a few genres that I like, but I want to try new things. This is a list of subgenres that I have either never given a chance to (like Robinsonade or Isekai) or have only read very rarely, even though I’m sure I’d love more (like time travel romance or sword and sorcery).  Subgenres are picked from wikipedia’s list. I’m starting this on June 10, 2021 but I’m not picking an end date, because I don’t want to pressure myself – I’m doing too many challenges anyways.

  1. Surreal comedy
  2. Science fiction comedy
  3. TragicomedyWaiting For Godot by Samuel Beckett
  4. Epic poetry
  5. Fairy tale
  6. Myth
  7. Alternate history
  8. Nautical fiction
  9. Metafiction
  10. Paranoid
  11. Philosophical fiction
  12. Pop culture fiction
  13. Satire
  14. Social sci-fi
  15. Political thriller
  16. Technothriller
  17. Psychological thriller
  18. Legal thriller
  19. Space western
  20. Western romance
  21. Lost world
  22. Sword and sorcery
  23. Wuxia
  24. Robinsonade
  25. Spy fiction
  26. Subterranean
  27. Picaresque
  28. Caper
  29. Cozy mystery
  30. Gong’an
  31. Girl detective
  32. Hardboiled
  33. Noir
  34. Bangsian fantasy
  35. Fantasy of manners
  36. Grimdark fantasy – The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang
  37. Isekai
  38. Magic realism
  39. Dying Earth
  40. Planetary romance
  41. Sword and planet
  42. Weird fiction
  43. Time travel romance
  44. Parallel world
  45. Anthropological sci-fi
  46. Mathematical fiction
  47. Nonfiction novel
  48. Prehistoric fiction
  49. Imaginary voyage
  50. Matron literature