One of my all time favorite series of fictional books, is St Louis native Glenn Cook's "Garrett P.I.".
From Wikipedia: "The novels are written in a film noir-esque style, containing elements of traditional mystery and detective fiction, as well as plenty of dialogue-based humor. The Garrett P.I. novels are set in a fantasy universe; the protagonist Garrett, during his adventures throughout his home city of TunFaire and across Karenta and the Cantard, meets elves, vampires, centaurs, trolls, gods, wizards, witches and more. Unlike most fantasy series, the Garrett P.I. novels focus more on the detective aspects of the story and less on the fantastic and magical aspects."
Cook's books are not only a great read, one I've back to many times when I wanted to relax, but a classic example of the "hard nosed and gritty private investigator", one you could easily see someone like Humphrey Bogart play.
The Will Smith film "Bright" is another good example I feel of a blended genre. A police movie set not just in a fantasy element but also a modern time. I know some didn't care for it, but I found it entertaining.
In this week's Ecosophia post A Place For Books, Greer made mention of a new series he is considering.
"I’m exploring a future novel, or possibly series of novels, blending high fantasy with the spy thriller genre, and it’s good to know something about how espionage actually works to give the story the verisimilitude it needs."
I wonder, what other genres could a writer blend to produce a unique and interesting take, especially in the Climate Fiction genre?