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* ''[[Literature/NineteenEightyFour 1984]]''
** ''Literature/TheIronHeel'' meets ''Literature/{{We}}'' meets ''Literature/BraveNewWorld'' meets ''Literature/DarknessAtNoon''.
** or ''[[Literature/TheDiaryOfAYoungGirl Anne Frank]]'' set in the dystopian future
* ''Literature/The39Clues:''
** Cross ''Series/TheAmazingRace'' and ''Literature/TheWestingGame,'' plus add history on the side.
** ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' meets ''Literature/TheWestingGame''.
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* The ''Literature/AhrimanTrilogy'' is ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' meets the Literature/CthulhuMythos.
* ''Discworld/TheAmazingMauriceAndHisEducatedRodents'' is ''Literature/ThePiedPiperOfHamelin'' meets ''Literature/MrsFrisbyAndTheRatsOfNIMH'' meets ''Literature/WatershipDown''.
* ''Literature/AngelsOfMusic'' is ''Series/CharliesAngels'' meets ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' (or, given [[GayParee the setting]], Les Hommes Mystérieux).
* Music/NickCave's ''And the Ass Saw the Angel'' is Creator/WilliamFaulkner meets Creator/GabrielGarciaMarquez, [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs with foetal alcohol syndrome and lots of moonshine]].
* ''Literature/AnimalFarm''; The Russian Revolution meets Film/{{Babe}}.
* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' is Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers meets Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion with [[HumongousMecha evangelions]] replaced with [[{{Animorphism}} shapeshifting]].
* ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' has been described by its author as "''Film/DieHard'' with fairies".
* ''Literature/{{Atharon}}'' was described as Series/GameOfThrones meets MMO game meets HarryPotter.
* ''Literature/AtlantaNights'' is ''Literature/TheEyeOfArgon'' meets those trashy paperback novels you see at the grocery store. If you pick it up in the DramaticReading aisle, you'll be able to get some [[LargeHam ham]] with it.
* ''The Automatic Detective'' combines every FilmNoir trope with just about every RaygunGothic trope (albeit, the latter is fairly deconstructed).
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* Creator/FScottFitzgerald's ''The Baby Party'' is basically ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' meets classic literature.
* ''Beat The Reaper'' is ''Series/BurnNotice'' meets ''Film/{{Goodfellas}}'' meets ''Series/{{House}}'' written as [[DarkerAndEdgier darkly]] as possible.
* ''Literature/{{Blindsight}}'' is pretty much ''Literature/HouseOfLeaves'' meets ''Film/{{Sunshine}}''.
* ''Literature/ABootStompingAHumanFaceForever'' was described by a reviewer "...someone cloned an amphetamine-addled Creator/PhilipKDick and told him to come up with his own version of Nick Hornby's Literature/HighFidelity."
* ''Literature/TheBuilders'':
** ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' meets ''[[Film/TheMagnificentSeven1960 The Magnificent Seven]]''.
** ''Literature/WatershipDown'' meets ''[[Film/TheMagnificentSeven1960 The Magnificent Seven]]''.
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* ''Literature/ACanticleForLeibowitz'' is ''{{VideoGame/Fallout}}'' meets ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_the_irish_saved_civilization How the Irish Saved Civilization]]''.
* ''Literature/CaptainUnderpants'': ''{{Superman}}'' meets ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' meets ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' meets ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}''.
* The ''ComicBook/ChickTracts'' are Christian fundamentalism meets ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' meets ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''.
* ''Literature/ChildrenOfTheRedKing'' is ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' meets ComicBook/XMen.
* Creator/CSLewis's ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' is ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'' meets ''Literature/ThePilgrimsProgress''.
* ''Literature/ChroniclesOfTheKencyrath'' has the lordly power struggles and incest of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' and a world as strange and deeply magical as [[Literature/LandOfOz L. Frank Baum's original Oz books]]. But with a real, consistent main character.
* ''Literature/{{Cinder}}''
** ''Literature/{{Cinderella}}'' meets ''WesternAnimation/{{Robots}}''.
** ''Literature/{{Cinderella}}'' meets ''Anime/SailorMoon''.
* ''Literature/CodexAlera''
** ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' meets ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' with just a bit of ''Series/{{Rome}}'' for flavoring and some [[VideoGame/StarCraft Zerg]] thrown in.
** By design. Jim Butcher has said that he was challenged to write a good story that combined the concepts of the LostRomanLegion with ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''.
* ''Literature/AColderWar'' is RedScare meets Literature/CthulhuMythos.
* The ''Literature/CompleteWorldKnowledge'' series has been described as ''Literature/PaleFire'', as directed by Creator/WesAnderson.
* ''Literature/{{Coraline}}'':
** ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'' meets ''Literature/TheGirlWhoLovedTomGordon''.
** ''[[Literature/AliceInWonderland Alice]]'' meets [[Creator/FranzKafka Kafka]].
** ''[[Literature/AliceInWonderland Alice]]'' meets ''[[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Elm Street]]''.
** ''[[Literature/AliceInWonderland Alice]]'' meets ''[[Film/TheCabinetOfDrCaligari Caligari]]''.
*** The fact that the film version was directed by Henry ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'' Selick helps.
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* ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' is ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' meets ''[[Film/TheMagnificentSeven1960 The Magnificent Seven]]'', with a background of Myth/ArthurianLegend to boot. [[NoticingTheFourthWall This is deliberate]].
* ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'' is ''Film/JurassicPark'' meets ''Series/GameOfThrones''. It's even written on the cover.
* The blurbs on ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' books describe them as "Literature/HarryPotter starring Phillip Marlowe." This, as it happens, is dead wrong, since aside from [[NamesTheSame the coincidence of names]], the series bears almost no resemblance to Harry Potter. It's more like Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer in the TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness, starring Phillip Marlowe. Incidentally, some of the later blurbs ''do'' have this.
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* ''[[Creator/MichaelCrichton Eaters Of The Dead]]'' is intentionally ''Literature/{{Beowulf}}'' meets Ahmad ibn Fadlan's travelogue.
* ''Literature/TheEdgeChronicles'' reads like the result of Creator/RoaldDahl and Creator/DrSeuss teaming up to write a sprawling epic fantasy.
* ''Literature/TheElricSaga'' is SwordAndSorcery meets {{Hamlet}} meets ''Anime/SpaceRunawayIdeon''.
* ''Literature/EnchantressFromTheStars'' is Franchise/StarTrek meets Film/{{Avatar}}
* ''Literature/EndersGame'' is ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' meets ''Literature/StarshipTroopers''
* Alexander Gordon Smith's ''Literature/EscapeFromFurnace'' is ''Film/TheGreatEscape'' meets ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000''.
* ''Literature/{{Everworld}}'' is ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' meets AllMythsAreTrue.
* ''Literature/EvilGeniusTrilogy'' is ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' meets ''Literature/SoonIWillBeInvincible''.
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* ''Literature/FactionParadox'' is ''Series/DoctorWho'' meets ''ComicBook/TheFilth''.
* ''Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey'' is ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' meets ''Literature/TheStoryOfO''.
* ''Literature/{{Fight Club}}'' is ''Literature/TheGreatGatsby'' meets Creator/DavidLynch meets ''Film/{{Heathers}}''.
* ''Literature/TheForestOfHandsAndTeeth'' is ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'' meets ''Film/TheGiver'', or SurvivalHorror meets {{Dystopia}}.
* ''Literature/ForeverGate'': is marketed it as 'Running Man meets Matrix'.
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* ''Literature/TheGirlWhoOwnedACity'' is (a curiously non-violent) ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies'' meets ''Literature/AtlasShrugged''
* ''Literature/{{Gone}}'' is Franchise/XMen meets ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies''.
* ''Literature/TheGoodnessGene'' is "''[[Literature/NineteenEightyFour 1984]]'' meets ''Literature/BraveNewWorld''", but with more conspiracies and clones.
* A review of ''Literature/GoodOmens'' compares it to "the Literature/BookOfRevelation as penned by Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus".
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* ''Literature/TheHalfLifeTrilogy'' was described by ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers The Metro]]'' as a [[DarkerAndEdgier dark-as-hell]] ''Literature/HarryPotter'' meets ''Film/TheBourneIdentity''.
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
** ''Literature/YoungWizards'' meets ''{{Film/Grease}}''.
** LighterAndSofter ''ComicBook/TheBooksOfMagic''
** ''Literature/YoungWizards'' meets ''Literature/{{Jennings}}'', with the latter's NotAllowedToGrowUp replaced with ''massive'' amounts of DarkerAndEdgier.
** ''Literature/{{Matilda}}'' meets ''ComicBook/TheBooksOfMagic'' in a boarding school.
** Creator/RoaldDahl meets Creator/JRRTolkien.
** ''Literature/TheWorstWitch'' meets ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''.
* Thomas Tryon's ''Harvest Home'' is ''Literature/TheStepfordWives'' meets ''Film/TheWickerMan1973''. [[note]]but all three came out more-or-less simultaneously[[/note]]
* ''Literature/HeartOfSteel'' has been described as ''Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast'' meets ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe''.
* ''Literature/{{Hero}}'' by Perry Moore is ''Film/SkyHigh'' meets Franchise/XMen meets ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''
* ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'' is ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anatole_France The Revolt of the Angels]]'' meets ''Literature/ChroniclesOfNarnia''.
* Stephanie Meyer's ''Literature/TheHost'':
** ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' meets ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet''.
** ''Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers'' meets ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''.
* ''Literature/TheHouseOfNight'' is ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' meets ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' meets ''Literature/HarryPotter''
** [-If you want to be more specific, it has the vampire romance from ''Twilight'', the reincarnated princess with her friends who each fill a specific role from ''Sailor Moon'', and the chosen one at a supernatural boarding school from ''Harry Potter''-].
* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' is ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies'' meets ''Series/{{Survivor}}'' with a little bit of ''Literature/LesMiserables''
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* ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'' is Franchise/StarWars set in Middle Earth with a Little Tales of Earthsea thrown in.
* Creator/StephenKing's IT: Series/TheWonderYears and Series/TheLittleRascals meets CosmicHorrorStory with some Discworld elements ( [[CrazyAwesome giant space turtle]]!)
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* ''The Judas Strain'': ''Film/NationalTreasure'' meets ''Film/DieHard'' meets ''Film/JamesBond'' meets ''Film/TwentyEightDaysLater'', meets ''Franchise/GIJoe''.
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* ''Literature/{{Kire}}'' is basically ''Manga/NatsumesBookOfFriends'' meets ''Literature/HarryPotter''. With Norwegian myths and fairy tales rather than Japanese, although it got some other European.
* ''Literature/TheKiteRunner'' is ''Literature/ASeparatePeace'' set in Afghanistan with ''[[UnreliableNarrator a much]]'' [[UnreliableNarrator more honest narrator]].
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* The ''Lady Grace Mysteries'' are ''Literature/TrixieBelden'' meets ''The Royal Diaries''.
* ''Laura und der Silberwolf'' (Laura and silver Wolf) is ''Film/PansLabyrinth'' in a MedicalDrama setting.
* ''Literature/LatawnyaTheNaughtyHorseLearnsToSayNoToDrugs'' is ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' meets ''Film/ReeferMadness''
* ''Literature/TheLookingGlassWars'' is ''VideoGame/AmericanMcGeesAlice'' meets ''Disney/TheLionKing''.
* ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'':
** ''Theatre/TheRingOfTheNibelung'' with Old English/Anglo-Saxon retelling.
** Ring of Gyges and Literature/{{Beowulf}} sets in Myth/NorseMythology
* ''Literature/TheLostFleet'' is essentially what you'd get if Literature/HonorHarrington stumbled across [[{{ComicBook/CaptainAmerica}} Steve Rogers]] [[{{RecycledInSPACE}} in space]] and he assumed command.
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* ''Literature/TheMagisterium'' is ''Literature/HarryPotter'' meets ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''.
* ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' is ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' meets ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' or ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''.
* ''Literature/{{Matched}}''
** ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' meets ''TheGiver''.
** ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' meets ''{{Anthem}}''.
* ''Literature/{{Matilda}}'' is ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'' meets ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' (but with a happier ending than either of those books).
* ''Literature/{{Meg}}'' has often been described as ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' meets ''Film/{{Jaws}}''
* [[Wiki/TVTropes Our very own]] LaconicWiki describes ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'' as ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' meets ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''.
* ''Literature/{{Mouseheart}}'' is described by the author as ''Literature/Warriors'' meets ''Literature/Redwall''.
* ''Literature/{{Murderess}}'' is basically ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' meets ''Literature/HarryPotter'' meets ''Literature/TheHobbit'' with just a dash of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''.
* ''The Musicians'' (''Muzykanci'') by Andrzej Sapkowski is "Literature/TheBremenTownMusicians" meets "[[Creator/HPLovecraft The Music of Erich Zann]]".
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* ''Literature/NeverLetMeGo'' is ''Film/TheIsland'' meets ''Literature/TheOnesWhoWalkAwayFromOmelas''.
* One review said that if Creator/TimBurton reimagined ''Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'''... it would still fall ''far'' short of Creator/NeilGaiman's ''Literature/{{Neverwhere}}''.
* ''{{Literature/Nightside}}'' series is ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' meets ''Literature/{{Neverwhere}}''.
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* ''Literature/{{Parellity}}'' is, brace yourselves, a sci-fi ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'', mixed with Film/MadMax/VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}, with elements of Franchise/{{Halo}}, VideoGame/AceCombat, Literature/TheLordOfTheRings, and starring most of the cast of Series/{{Firefly}}.
* ''Literature/ThePendragonAdventure'' has been described as Literature/HarryPotter's American cousin meets ''Franchise/{{Stargate|Verse}}'' (the whole franchise) meets ''Series/TheTimeTunnel'' meets ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'' with bits of ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'', ''Franchise/TheMatrix'', ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes'', and ''Film/TheGodfather'' thrown in for good measure.
* ''Penthouse'' is ''Playboy'' meets ''Hustler''; Basically the gloss and glamor of ''Playboy'', and the explicit poses of ''Hustler''.
* ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' is ''Myth/ClassicalMythology'' meets ''Literature/HarryPotter''.
* ''Literature/{{Phantalleum}} - Dual Crossage'' is ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'' meets ''Manga/{{Btooom}}'' meets ''Anime/DigimonTamers''.
* ''Pride & Prejudice & Zombies'' is... ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* ''Literature/PrisonersOfPower'' is ''[[Literature/NineteenEightyFour 1984]]'' meets ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}''.
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* ''Literature/ReadyPlayerOne'' is ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'' meets PopCulture.
* ''Literature/ReconstructingAmelia'' has been described as ''Literature/GoneGirl'' meets ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars''.
* The ''Literature/{{Relativity}}'' series is ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' meets ''Series/CriminalMinds,'' with a touch of [[Series/{{Batman}} the 1960s ]]''Series/{{Batman}}.''
* ''Rhymes With Witches'' is ''Film/MeanGirls'' meets ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' meets ''Literature/FlowersForAlgernon''.
* ''Literature/RiversOfLondon'' is ''Literature/{{Neverwhere}}'' meets ''Series/TheBill''.
* ''Literature/TheRomanMysteries'': [[WordOfGod The author describes it as]] ''Literature/TheFamousFive'' plus ''Literature/NancyDrew'' meets ''Film/{{Gladiator}}''.
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* ''Literature/SalemsLot'' has been described by its author as ''Literature/PeytonPlace'' meets ''Literature/{{Dracula}}''.
* Obscure kids' series ''The Sisters Eight'' is ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' meets ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents''.
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''
** UsefulNotes/WarsOfTheRoses set in [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Middle-earth]]
** ''Literature/{{Dune}}'' set in [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Middle-earth]].
** The War of the Roses narrated by [[Creator/YoshiyukiTomino Yoshiyuki]] [[AnyoneCanDie Tomino]] with [[{{Manga/Berserk}} Kentaro Miura]] [[BloodierAndGorier as a]] [[HotterAndSexier consultant]].
** "For a succinct summation of Martin's medieval fantasy series, imagine a mix of the literary quality of T.H. White's 'The Once and Future King', the in-your-face, you-are-there grittiness of a movie like 'Braveheart' and the sort of intricate character development found in a quality television show like 'Lost'" - Denver Post
*** With [[ZombieApocalypse George Romero]] shoehorned in.
** ''Literature/TheAccursedKings'' meets ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'' meets ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' with the touch of [[Literature/{{Gormenghast}} Peake's]] and [[Literature/{{Dune}} Herbet's]] writings.
* ''[[http://dozerfleet.wikia.com/wiki/Sorbet Sorbet]]'' is ''Film/{{Inception}}'' meets ''Film/GroundhogDay'' meets ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968''.
* ''Literature/SpaceMowgli'' is ''Literature/TheJungleBook'' meets ''Creator/HPLovecraft''.
* Literature/ASymphonyOfEternity is Literature/{{Flashman}} meets Literature/{{Discworld}} and LegendOfGalacticHeroes. A SpaceOpera set in a universe that uses [[{{Magitek}} magic instead of technology]] and ramping up the conflict to a [[UpToEleven Galactic Scale]]. Oh, it also has a [[UpToEleven Deathstar with two energy beams and mention that their dozens of other such stations all around the galaxy]]
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* Creator/OrsonScottCard's ''Literature/TheTalesOfAlvinMaker'' is ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' meets ''Literature/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'', with a dash of UsefulNotes/{{Mormonism}}.
* ''Literature/{{Temeraire}}'': ''Literature/JonathanStrangeAndMrNorrell'' meets [[Literature/AubreyMaturin Patrick O'Brian]].
** Alternately ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern'' meets ''Literature/AubreyMaturin'', since WordOfGod says it [[AscendedFanFic originated from Aubrey-Maturin]] SlashFic. [[HoYay Which explains a lot]].
** One of the reviews on the back calls it "Like Creator/JaneAusten playing TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons with [[Literature/InheritanceCycle Christopher Paolini]]," which makes one wonder if the reviewer even ''read'' the book.
* ''Literature/TheThirdPoliceman'' is what James Stephens' (another Irish author) absurdist fairytale ''The Crock of Gold'' would be if it was retold by Salvador Dali to Mark Z. Danliewski.
* The ''Literature/ThursdayNext'' series, despite apropos-of-nothing comparisons to ''Literature/HarryPotter'' and ''[[Literature/BridgetJones Bridget Jones's Diary]]'' on the back cover, is really more like ''Film/HotFuzz'' meets ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' meets ''Last Action Hero'' WITH BOOKS. And ''Film/{{Blade}}'' makes a series of cameos.
** The early books in the [[ShowWithinAShow in-universe]] [[RecursiveCanon version]] of the Literature/ThursdayNext series are described as "''Film/DirtyHarry'' meets ''Literature/FannyHill'', but with a good deal more sex and violence."
** ''Literature/NurseryCrime'' is WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}} meets Series/{{CSI}}.
* ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''
** ''Film/BramStokersDracula'' meets ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''.
** ''Film/BramStokersDracula meets MyImmortal'' meets Franchise/XMen.
** ''Fanfic/MyImmortal'' minus Literature/HarryPotter
** ''[[Series/BuffytheVampireSlayer Buffy]]'' meets ''Literature/TheVampireChronicles''
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* ''Undead'' by Kirsty [=McKay=] is ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'' meets ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'' during a school ski trip in Scotland.
* ''Literature/UndeadOnArrival'' is ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'' meets ''Film/{{DOA}}''.
* Literature/{{The Underland Chronicles}} is Literature/{{Percy Jackson}} meets Anime/{{Now and Then Here and There}}.
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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' novels:
** ''Literature/GauntsGhosts'' is ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' meets ''Literature/{{Sharpe}}''.
** ''Literature/CiaphasCain'' is ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' meets ''Literature/{{Flashman}}'' meets ''Literature/McAuslan'' meets ''Series/{{Blackadder}}''.
** ''Literature/HorusHeresy'' is ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' meets ''Literature/{{Paradise Lost}}'' meets ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''
* ''Literature/WarmBodies'' is ''Franchise/{{Tarzan}}'' meets ''ComicBook/TheWalkingDead''.
* Anthony Trolloppe's ''The Way We Live Now'' is ''PrideAndPrejudice'' meets ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''.
* ''When the Windman Comes'' is ''Literature/{{Coraline}}'' meets ''Literature/BridgeToTerabithia''. With HappyEnding.
* Take ''Literature/WatershipDown'', add a bit of ''Series/{{Medium}}'', with just a dash of ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'' and a pinch of existentialism. Add a sprig of FantasticRacism and NobleSavage to taste, and you've got ''Literature/WarriorCats''.
* ''Literature/TheWordAndTheVoid'' is what happens when ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' meets UrbanFantasy in a DyingTown setting.
* ''Literature/WorldWarZ'' has been described as ''Film/ChildrenOfMen'', meets ''Film/{{Syriana}}'', meets ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968''.
** Or ''Night of the Living Dead'' as done by Ken Burns.
* ''{{Literature/Worm}}'' can best be summed as ''{{Series/Heroes}}'' meet ''{{Franchise/Godzilla}}'' [[spoiler: meet Creator/HPLovecraft]] with the darkness and moral ambiguity of ''Series/GameOfThrones''.
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* Creator/JoeHill's ''You Will Hear The Locust Sing'' is intentionally ''Literature/TheMetamorphosis'' meets ''Film/{{Them}}''
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* Creator/RogerZelazny loved to do this with mythology and science fiction:
** His first novel, ''This Immortal'' (aka ''Call Me Conrad'') has a lot of Myth/GreekMythology meets ScienceFiction.
** ''Literature/LordOfLight'' is Myth/HinduMythology meets ScienceFiction.
** ''Literature/CreaturesOfLightAndDarkness'' is Myth/EgyptianMythology meets ScienceFiction.
** ''Eye of Cat'' is Myth/NativeAmericanMythology meets ScienceFiction.
** ''The Mask of Loki'' is Myth/NorseMythology meets ScienceFiction.

* Literature/BillTheGalacticHero is VideoGame/DukeNukem meets ComicBook/TheTick.
* On the basic level, Willy Wonka from ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' is SantaClaus meets a MadScientist. Depending on [[InterpretativeCharacter the adaptation]], the description can be refined further:
** [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory In the 1971 film adaptation]] he's [[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor]] filtered through the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon.
** [[Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory In the 2005 film adaptation]] the filmmakers' comments suggest him to be an amalgamation of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/HowardHughes Howard Hughes]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AnnaWintour Anna Wintour]], and [[Film/CitizenKane Charles Foster Kane]] with the StepfordSmiler veneer of an ExcitedKidsShowHost.
** [[Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory In the 2013 stage musical]] he's a Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon villain crossbred with a MadArtist...but [[AntiHero more or less on the side of good]].
* ''Literatue/CodexAlera'': Tavi is Emperor UsefulNotes/{{Augustus}} with [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Aang's]] [[ElementalPowers powers]] and [[Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy Thrawn's]] [[ChessMaster military genius]].
* ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'': Roland Deschain is [[Franchise/TheWitcher Geralt of Rivia]] meets [[Film/DollarsTrilogy The Man With no Name]].
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''
** The [[Discworld/TheWeeFreeMen Nac Mac Feegle]] are [[ComicBook/TheSmurfs smurfs]] meets {{Violent Glaswegian}}s.
** Rincewind started out as [[Literature/TheHobbit Bilbo Baggins]] with Series/{{Blackadder}}'s sarcasm, and gradually had TheArthurDent added to the mix.
** [[Literature/TheHobbit Bilbo Baggins]] meets [[Film/ATaxiDriver Kim Man-seob]].
* ''Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures'': Franchise/BerniceSummerfield is [[Literature/BridgetJonesDiary Bridget Jones]] meets [[VideoGame/TombRaider Lara Croft]].
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': Harry Dresden is [[ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}} John Constantine]] meets Franchise/SpiderMan doing Literature/PhilipMarlowe's work.
* ''Literature/TheElricSaga'': Elric is ''[[Franchise/TheWitcher Geralt of Rivia]]'' meets ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Shinji Ikari]]'' meets ''Edward Cullen''.
** More like [[Literature/TheKalevala Kullervo]] meets {{Hamlet}} meets Literature/ArsGoetia in a SwordAndSorcery world gone wrong.
* ''Literature/EvilGeniusTrilogy'': Cadel Piggott is Franchise/HarryPotter meets [[Manga/DeathNote Light Yagami]].
* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'': Peeta Mellark is a Creator/MichaelCera character in a ''Literature/BattleRoyale'' scenario.
* Creator/CSLewis and others have described Fanny Price of ''Literature/MansfieldPark'' as "a Charlotte Brontë heroine lost in a Creator/JaneAusten novel."
* ''Literature/SkulduggeryPleasant'': Stephanie Edgley is Franchise/NancyDrew meets [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Willow Rosenberg]]
* ''Literature/TeitoMonogatari'': Yasunori Kato is {{Dracula}} meets Aleister Crowley meets [[Franchise/StreetFighter M. Bison]]
* ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'': According to his author, Grand Admiral Thrawn is UsefulNotes/ErwinRommel meets Robert E. Lee, Hannibal Barca, UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat, and Literature/SherlockHolmes. [[CaptainObvious Thrawn's intelligent]]. But unlike Alexander the Great, he isn't a crybaby.
* ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'':
** Edward Cullen is {{Dracula}} and/or [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Spike]] meets [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Itsuki Koizumi]] meets the ''FanFic/MyImmortal'' version of Draco Malfoy and [[EverythingsBetterWithSparkles a disco ball]]. Maybe throw in some [[Literature/WutheringHeights Heathcliff]], too. But without the irony of Heathcliff's character.
** Bella Swan is [[Fanfic/MyImmortal Ebony]] Meets TheKimberly
*** With [[Franchise/ArchieComics Archie Andrews]] thrown in.
* ''Literature/TheWitcher'': Geralt of Rivia is Franchise/{{Batman}} meets [[Franchise/StarWars the Jedi]] meets [[HollywoodActionHero 80's Action Hero]] meets [[Franchise/MetalGear Solid Snake]] in a [[MedievalEuropeanFantasy Medieval]] DarkFantasy [[HighFantasy Power Politics]] setting similar in tone and style to ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''.
* {{Literature/Worm}}: Taylor Hebert is {{Film/Carrie}}'s Carrie White (bullied superpowered teenager) meets [[Franchise/XMen Magneto]] (very powerful supervillain with a large amount of moral ambiguity) with the powers of {{VideoGame/Smite}}'s Ah Muzen Cab.
** Armsmaster starts as {{Franchise/Batman}} meets {{Film/MysteryMen}}'s Captain Amazing with the technological genius of {{ComicBook/IronMan}}. [[spoiler: As Defiant,]] he is [[VideoGames/FinalFantasyIV Kain]] meets {{Franchise/DC}} Cyborg.