The point of a genre-bender is to take a well known, genre related trope or story starter and transplant it into another genre. The Elven Forest You've all probably seen one representation or another of the lovely enchanted elven forest, with its many dangers and rewards. The elves themselves are long lived, perhaps immortal, and full of magic. Take this old standard of high fantasy and transplant it to another genre. Write a scene, description, planet profile, or whatever you need to get this going in a completely new genre.