20 Fantastic Mystery and Science Fiction/Fantasy Blends

Posted on February 16, 2024

by Amy H

Why stick with only one genre when two can be so marvelous?! There’s something chocolatey-peanut buttery about the mystery genre that mixes so well with science fiction and/or fantasy elements.  From locked rooms to isolated space stations, from gun-toting PIs to magic-wielding investigators, the possibilities are endless and together take both genres well beyond the scope of the usual stories.   Below are some wonderful combinations of clever mysteries with fantastical elements, perfect for the mystery lover who wants to dip into sci-fi/fantasy, and for the sf/f geek who wants some thrilling layers of mystery in their stories.  To see this list with annotations click here.

Levaithan Wakes is the first book in “The Expanse” series which is also a wonderful streaming series that combines mystery and science fiction elements on an interstellar scale.  Great stuff.  The trailer is below.

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