I didn't win the beer, but...

My post on Fantasy Magazine's Blog for a beer! didn't win, but it did get runner-up, which means next week everyone can weigh in on what musical subgenres we ought to plunder for a metaphor for our next speculative fiction movement. Cabaret? Rootsy blues? (the one thing I never hear on the radio stations here is John Kay's Heretics & Privateers--that was an album that disappeared too soon) Non-western music? (by which I don't mean country-and-western) Start brainstorming now, and maybe you'll beat me out for the beer next week.

(This is rather tongue-in-cheek...and yet I am fascinated with the idea of mapping different types of books to different types of music and letting what interests me musically spark interesting approaches to writing too.)