Author Kerry Nietz gave himself the challenge of bringing to the printed page a jest about writing the ultimate cross-genre novel, to be titled Amish Vampires in Space. He did a great job; his book that has won some awards.
Sci-fi he could handle. Vampires, same. But Amish romance?
Find out how he researched it here: http://www.speculativefaith.com/amish-eye-for-the-sci-fi-guy-part-1/