So, y'all remember that a while back I was trying to put together a booklist of genre-crossing authors? I was mostly listing mainstream authors who also, at times, wrote spec fic novels. I'm coming back to that list now, trying to turn it into an annotated something that might be useful and interesting to readers looking for something new to read; I'm thinking I'll post it on the SLF site. So with that in mind, I have a question:
Should I also list authors like LeGuin who primarily publish in-genre but occasionally publish in mainstream venues like The New Yorker? Authors who have something of a mainstream rep? Or will that just cloud the issue, and make the list less useful as a reading guide for spec fic readers?