Genre Project

By: Pranav Kommaraju

Science Fiction

Science Fiction is a type of fiction where they usually are in the future. Science Fiction often tells about technology and science. They use real science facts. There could some fake things, like aliens, but if there are too many fake things, the genre will become fantasy. In science fiction it could also say things like what would happen to humans if certain gadgets were invented.


Mystery is a type of fiction where there is a problem that needs to be solved. There could be just one mystery or multiple mysteries in a mystery novel. Mysteries can be short stories or long novels. The purpose of a mystery is to solve a problem. In a mystery there the person who is solving the problem who usually finds himself in danger while solving the problem.

Historical Fiction

Historical Fiction is a plot where the setting is in the past. In a historical fiction book there are usually people from the certain time period in the story. The characters are usually trying to solve something that was going on at that time.

For example if the time period was during the Revolutionary War they would be trying to win it.


Romance can be expressed in many ways and is fresh and smart. Whether you enjoy historical settings, mystery, thrillers or any other themes, there's definitely a romance novel out there for you. Two key features are in every romance novel: a central love story and an emotionall ending. Romance novels may have any tone or style, be set in any place or time, and have varying levels of emotions.


A memoir is a special kind of autobiography, usually involving a public portion of the author’s life as it relates to a person, historic event, or thing. The text is about the experiences and/or personal knowledge of the author.


A biography is a detailed description of a person's life. It says more than basic facts like education, work, relationships, and death. A biography also says a subject's experience of these events. Unlike a profile, a biography presents a subject's life story, highlighting events of his or her life, including all details of experience.


An autobiography is a story of a person's life written by that person. Other than that is the exact same as a biography.


Fantasy is a genre of fiction that uses magic. In the genre there are different books that take place in imaginary worlds where magic and magical creatures are common. Fantasy is generally distinguished from the genres of science fiction and thriller .


An adventure is an event or series of events that happens outside the course of ordinary life, usually by danger, often by physical actions. Adventure stories almost always move quickly, and the pace of the plot is at least as important as the dramatics.


Humor is a story that tells about a series of funny or hilarious events, intended to make the people who are reading it laugh. It is a very open genre, and that is why it crosses over with many other genres.

Realistic Fiction

Realistic Fiction is a type of fiction where even though it is not true, it could actually happen. Some things, people, and places may even be real. It is possible that, in the future,these events could actually happen.


Thriller or horror is a genre that provide thrills and has a plot that generally scares you. The tension usually builds up when the character is placed in a thrilling situation, a mystery, or a trap in which getting out seems impossible.